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SABMag 58 - Winter 2017-18


Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Creative facade wraps high-performance envelope Located on a campus of 104 buildings and 10 million square feet, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has recently become York University’s first LEED Gold certified building. The facility provides a holistic platform to educate the next generation of ‘Renaissance Engineers’, creative problem solvers

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Bois Ellen Housing Co-op

Construction detailing and energy efficiency on a budget The recently completed Bois Ellen Co-op is located in the City of Laval near the Place de la Concorde train and metro station, a neighbourhood that is in transition toward multi-residential housing. Contrary to current trends that rely heavily on active renewable

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First CHBA Net-Zero labelled Home in Canada

Saanich house meets CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program In May of 2017, the Canadian Home Builders Association [CHBA] officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program, following the successful completion of a 15-month pilot to validate technical and administrative procedures. The Program provides the industry and consumers with a

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Digging Deep

Unearthing the Truth About Green Roof Growing Media The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory [GRIT Lab] at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, is focused on investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ and ‘clean’ technologies such as green roofs, green walls, and

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Case Study – Sponsored content

Trespa® Meteon® selected to clad world’s tallest wood building The University of British Columbia consistently showcases its interest in building innovation. UBC’s enrollment growth meant that new student housing was needed. Additional housing for over 400 students called for a quick, sustainable and cost effective building solution. The building was

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Mainstreaming Mass Wood Construction

                              Lessons from Brock Com At 18 storeys and 53 metres in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is a 404-bed student residence building located on The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver,  that

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Viewpoint: Next Generation Sustainability

For the sixth consecutive year, a graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Architectural Science program has won the national CaGBC Student Project Award. This year’s winner, Andrew Martins, joins Ashley Hu [2016], Jason Reid [2015], Alison Walker [2014], Albert Lam [2013] and Simon Vangrootheest [2012]. The objective of

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Interview with Brian Eberle

Brian Eberle, Director of Marketing & Sales at EUROSHIELD® Roofing Products in Calgary loves old tires since they are the main ingredient in a line of slate and shake roofing styles that can out-perform the real thing.

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