Posts Tagged ‘bio swales’

Telus Spark Science Centre

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

LEED Gold building educates public about
environment and technologies 

This new 60,700m2 facility houses the Creative Kids Museum, themed pavilions, a touring exhibit gallery, and science visualization and presentation theatres, as well as multiple administrative and support spaces. In addition to its on-site operations, the Centre will connect Alberta communities to a Virtual Science Centre via the SuperNet, and support the province’s education system through the Renaissance Learning Centre.

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Waterloo Region Museum, Waterloo ON

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The Waterloo Region Museum is located in the pastoral setting of Doon Heritage Village – a living history village that has interpreted the history of the Waterloo region since 1957. The Museum functions as a visitor centre, but also contains more than 1800m2 of gallery space to better relate the story of the region, its history and its people. The building contains a large central lobby, community and classroom spaces, a 120-seat theatre, and a dramatic ‘Quilt Wall’ façade facing the main street.



Langara college

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

A Sustainable Campus

The north elevation. By using passive solar design, indigenous materials, geothermal energy, enhanced air quality, energy and water efficiency, and sustainable landscape design, the project stands for the idea that resources are finite and that building design should respond to this fact. The College conducts tours for students, professionals, and the community to explain the sustainable features of the building

Library/classroom building combines sustainable architectural and landscape practices

The goal of Langara College is to create a sustainable campus that demonstrates environmental responsibility and stewardship for the student body and the community. (more…)