Posts Tagged ‘Heating and Ventilation’

Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Energy Efficiency and Water Self-Sufficiency in remote locations


In the summer of 2011, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in northern Manitoba, moved into its new 2600m2 facility. The building is designed for 88 visiting scientists and 12 staff working year-round on sub-arctic scientific research and education. The goals for the new facility were to lower utility and operating costs, create a high-performance building that showcases best practice green building engineering design, meet the unique needs of a remote research building in a harsh northern climate, and meet budgetary and time constraints.

By Richard Lay

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Okanagan College Centre of Excellence, Penticton BC

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The Centre of Excellence was designed and built as an innovative, sustainable post-secondary facility highly adapted to its site, climate and context. Opening in the fall of 2011, the facility will support a program mix that has a focus on sustainable building technologies and processes, as well as research and development of alternative and renewable sources of energy. The innovative features of the building itself will be used as a teaching tool to help train the next generation of trades people in green construction practices.

By Jim Taggart

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