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SABMag 57 - Fall 2017


CEU Article

Universal Design as Social Sustainability Universal design is for everyone. Informed by the preferences of as many people as possible, rather than retroactively adapting spaces for those who face barriers to access, universal design is an optimized, conceptual approach to development. But for universal design to flourish and spread, it

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Fuji Kindergarten

Winner of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize  dissolves indoor-outdoor boundaries Established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and RAIC Foundation, the biennial 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize consists of a monetary award of $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew. It

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UBC Engineering Student Centre

Compact LEED Gold building celebrates structure The University of British Columbia Engineering Student Centre [ESC] is a home away from home for the students, a place to meet, collaborate, and build a community. The vision was to create an iconic building that celebrates the science and art of engineering, while

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Steelcase Worklife Showroom

Walks the sustainability talk Global furniture manufacturer Steelcase has developed a broad sustainability program with economic, social and environmental targets. A special steering committee provides direction on achieving these targets, which include a commitment to a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas and VOC emissions, water use and waste by the

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Humber River Hospital

State-of-the-art design centres on better patient care Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of over 850,000 in northwest Toronto. The hospital, though long praised for its commitment to patient care, was increasingly constrained by the limitations of its aging physical and

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First Avenue Residence

High efficiency, comtemporary style rejuvenate established Montreal neighbourhood In order to provide durable, long-term architectural solutions that are adapted to their context, our firm, Microclimat, brings together the required design and construction expertise under one roof. Inspired by the design/build process, we believe that expertise in construction enables us to

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Passive House Case Study

Salus Clementine Housing, Ottawa The Salus Corporation is a Canadian charity that provides housing and support services for clients with mental health needs. The Corporation has more than 100 dwelling units in several buildings in Ottawa. The recently completed Salus Clementine project is a 42-unit residence for people suffering from

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Viewpoint: An LCA Pioneer

An LCA Pioneer: The whole story A pioneer in bringing life cycle assessment [LCA] to the North American construction sector, the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute celebrates a 20th anniversary this year. By VANESSA SALAZAR

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Interview with Jeff Addison

Jeff Addison, Managing Director, Kiko Water Systems is riding high after Kiko received the 2017 Green Building Product of the Year Award from the Canada Green Building Council for its Water Systems Cartridges, a nanotechnology that is green and not chemical.

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