Posts Tagged ‘Busby Perkins+Will’

Wood

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Sustainable with or without LEED

As structural engineers, Fast + Epp have been involved in many leading edge sustainable design projects, working with architects such as Busby Perkins+Will, Hughes Condon Marler and KMBR. Some projects have scored high on the LEED rating system, while others have chosen not to pursue certification.

By Duane Palibroda

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The Vento

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Water and energy conservation highlight mixed commercial / residential

The master plan required an almost full build-out of the site, a former parking lot. Located in an older single-family and store front neighbourhood, The Vento uses sensitive massing and varied exterior finishing materials. Along with 100% of the rainwater falling on the site, water from sinks, showers and bathtubs is stored and re-used for toilet flushing and site irrigation - the first project in Alberta to be granted approval for such. Moreover, the project has achived energy efficiency of 47% as compared to the MNECB.
By Windmill Developments
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The Vento is a three-storey mixed use development of 3,613 sq.m, with retail space and two affordable housing units on the ground floor, and 22 two-storey suites above. The project is part of the first phase in the comprehensive redevelopment of a former hospital site in suburban Calgary. (more…)


Normand Maurice Building

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Quebec LEED project hails government direction in sustainability

The south-west elevation showing the extent of the green roof, the rooftop light scoops, and diagonal louvers. The project is being evaluated by the Canada Green Building Council for a LEED Gold Certification
Brian Wakelin
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The Normand Maurice building is a 15,000sq.m facility housing office headquarters, warehouse and armoury storage for the Department of National Defence [DND] and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], Canada Customs, and several other public bodies. (more…)


The Vento

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

tidy residential/ commercial project employs design strategies in quest for LEED Platinum

by Robert Drew
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The Vento is a three-storey mixed use development of 39,000sf, with retail space and two affordable housing units on the ground floor, and 22 two- storey suites above. (more…)