Issue 12  - July | August 2008

SAB AWARDS | REVIEW OF THE SIX WINNING PROJECTS
 

first national green building awards recognizes six projects

The SAB Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of new and renovated Canadian buildings and interiors of all types based on criteria of sustainable design, architectural excellence and technical innovation.

Judging of the first annual SAB Awards occurred in Ottawa on May 2 when the jury selected six winning projects from a total of 50 submissions. The jury was impressed by the overall quality of the submissions which made the adjudication long and challenging.

The jurors were: Stephen Pope, OAA, MRAIC, Sustainable Buil- ding Design Specialist, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa [left]; Jury chair Teresa Coady, AIA, MAIBC, MRAIC, LEED® AP, CEO Bunting Coady Architects, Vancouver; and John Potter, Project Architect, Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners, Toronto.

 







BALL'S FALLS centre for conservation

Passive and active measures a model for small scale design

This finely detailed building, in which the plan and positioning on the site has the interesting feel of a sun dial, has exceptional energy and water efficiency. » Read more

ECOHABITATION

Thoughtful green restoration achieves LEED Platinum

When energy cost savings are factored in, the overall cost of this green restoration was less than that of a conventionally designed alternative.  » Read more
















LANGARA COLLEGE
  

Library/classroom building combines sustainable architectural and landscape practices

The building is carefully placed to define three new courtyards which are focal points for campus life, and itself becomes a figural focus and gateway into the campus.

NK'MIP DESERT CULTURAL CENTRE
  

Earth walls dissolve building into landscape

Designed to have secondary status to the landscape, the project is architecturally gorgeous and superbly integrated into the site with its low profile and use of rammed earth walls. » Read more










 








toronto and region conservation authority  

Simplicity of design and execution make a winner

As Ontario's first LEED Platinum building, clearly illustrates the environmental and energy performance benefits of informed strategic decision-making, simplicity of design and straightforward execution.
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the vento
  

Water and energy conservation highlight mixed commercial/ residential

The site has many sustainable attributes, including the  redevelopment of a former parking lot and proximity to parks, transit within a mixed use community known as 'The Bridges. » Read more

 






  

 

 







tech note: acoustic design 

Library/classroom building combines sustainable architectural and landscape practices

The building is carefully placed to define three new courtyards which are focal points for campus life, and itself becomes a figural focus and gateway into the campus.
» Read more

Green building summit report

Notes from the CaGBC Summit, Toronto June 11 and 12, 2008

The CaGBC's first annual summit Shifting into the Mainstream, might equally well have been titled 'Going Green 101'. » Read more