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By: Holly Jordan, B+H Architects
Building NX was constructed in 1989 as the main library for Humber College. In 2015, the College launched its Integrated Energy master Plan (IEMP) a long-term strategy designed to achieve 50% reductions in energy and water consumption and 30% reduction in carbon emissions across all its campuses by 2034. With major deficiencies in its base building systems and building envelope, including water leakage and air infiltration, a complete retrofit of Building NX was identified as a high priority. The design team identified the strategies necessary to achieve the desired performance goals: replace windows and walls with high-performance assemblies; improve roof insulation; remove and infill skylight to address thermal and water leakage; and much more. In 2022 Building NX became the first institutional project to achieve Passive House EnerPHit certification for existing buildings. Read more …
Register now for the 2024 SABMag Canadian Green Building Awards and we’ll send you the Entry Kit. The winning submissions are heavily publicized, and many of the projects published in SABMag and the regional FOCUS publications are sourced from the Awards. If you entered last year, do so again as a different jury can bring different results.
Deadline to receive your electronic submission is Friday, March 8.
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SABMag’s 2024 Directory of Sustainable Products and Services for Sustainable, High-Performance Building has just been launched. Listings are organized by Product Category and by LEED Category. The Directory also offers a quick view of the structure of LEED and is a quick reference for finding products. Examples of featured listings include:
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CBC Metals and Processing/ VM Zinc – Muntz Metal, Architectural Bronze, Silicon Bronze, Coppers, Brasses, Aluminum; Stainless Steels: Satin, Hairline & Mirror; Coloured Stainless Sheet: Black, Bronze, Brass & various others. Anodized Aluminum; and CBC EZ Metal (matte finish Stainless for Roofing & Cladding). Technical service available in English et en Français.
The Langley Group/Filterra – The Langley Concrete Group of Companies is the largest independent precast operation in Western Canada. Product lines dedicated to Stormwater Treatment include Oil Interceptors, Stormceptors, Jellyfish Filters, and Filterra.
Forbo’s Marmoleum Modular collection presents sustainable linoleum tiles in various sizes and designs that allows you to create stunning floor designs. The planks and tiles are created around visuals of wood, concrete, stone and marble and can be used to mix and match or on their own, both delivering a beautiful sustainable floor. Explore the Marmoleum Modular designs.
Check out CPCI’s Learn on Demand course on the Putman Family YWCA Total Precast Concrete Passive House Project
The Learn on Demand presentation provides an overview of the Putman Family YWCA Total Precast Concrete Passive House project in Hamilton, Ontario. It is the first mid-rise total precast concrete passive house building in Canada. The presentation covers the Design Process, Challenges and Solutions, and Special Junction details and features a 10-minute Q&A at the end of the presentation. Take the course here.
By Alfredo Carrato, Cemex Ventures
When it comes to limiting the amount of carbon emissions globally, the construction sector has a substantial role to play. Overall, construction is responsible for more than one-tenth of total carbon emissions around the world, and a large portion of this carbon footprint comes from the manufacturing of building materials such as cement, the second-most consumed material in the world after water. The past decade has seen significant advancements in methodologies for reducing carbon emissions in the cement production process. One of the most promising and rapidly growing methodologies is called Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), representing a suite of technologies designed to prevent the carbon dioxide that manufacturing processes produce from going into the atmosphere. Read more …
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Toronto-based engineering consulting firm, Entuitive, has achieved its B Corporation (B Corp) Certification, joining a global network of businesses meeting the highest standards for positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corp is achieved by rigorously measuring a company’s entire performance and evaluates how its operations, business model, and profits affect employees, the environment, customers, and the community. Entuitive scored higher than average against B Corp organizations for sector, size, and country.