Posts Tagged ‘SABMagazine.com’

ONE YORK STREET - Toronto, ON

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Commercial/Industrial [Large] Award

Jury comments: We were impressed that this tower incorporated so many innovative sustainable features, whether or not they would achieve credits on a check list. Things like individualized climate controls for office workers, and a public park rather than simply amenity space for building occupants, were notable examples of this approach.

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CENTRE DE DÉCOUVERTE - Boucherville, QC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Institutional [Small] Award

Jury comments: This building was notable for its strong focus on sustainable strategies, implemented in a most elegant and beautifully detailed way. The use of natural ventilation and daylighting was particularly innovative. We also appreciated the multiple ways in which local wood was used.

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ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE HEADQUARTERS - Halifax, NS

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award

Jury comments: The fact the community was actively engaged in this project speaks to the often overlooked issue of social and cultural sustainability. As such, it provides a reminder that successful community architecture is as much about process as it is about the final product. The energy performance and the creative use of salvaged materials were particularly impressive.

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OKANAGAN COLLEGE CHILD CARE CENTRE - Penticton, BC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Institutional [Small] Award

Jury comments: As a structure designed to the rigorous Passive House standard, this building is notable for the beauty and simplicity of its environmental systems. The building relies mostly on local materials and very economical passive design strategies, yet also addresses cross-cultural issues and creates a symbolic new gateway to the college campus.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY BUILDING - Scarborough, ON

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018


Institutional [Large] Award

Jury comments: This building has a particularly innovative approach to solar shading, creating a dynamic façade and animating interior spaces. This approach carries through to the other environmental systems which  are exposed to view, not simply to celebrate the technology, but to monitor performance, facilitate research and identify potential improvements.

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HARVEY WOODS LOFTS - Woodstock, ON

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Existing Building Upgrade Award

Jury comments: The retention and rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly in the centre of small cities such as this, addresses sustainability issues of embodied energy as well as social and cultural continuity. We were impressed by how an atrium was created within the existing building as a community space, and by the improvements in energy performance – particularly in the context of a large social housing project.

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BROCK COMMONS TALLWOOD HOUSE - Vancouver, BC

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Residential [Large] Award Winner

Jury comments: We were impressed by the waste reduction that resulted from factory prefabrication, the speed of construction, the technical innovation, the holistic approach to sustainability – including carbon sequestration and life cycle issues. This is a building many people can learn from.

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UBC CAMPUS ENERGY CENTRE - Vancouver, BC

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award Winner

Jury comments: This is a beautiful solution for a building type that has traditionally been tucked away from public view. The elegant way in which the building reveals its inner workings makes it not only a striking piece of architecture, but an important didactic tool for the University of British Columbia.

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LEED Canada Buildings-in-review: Highlighting LEED®-certified buildings in 2017

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

MEETING CANADA’S GHG EMISSION REDUCTION TARGETS, ONE BUILDING AT A TIME


Welcome to the eighth edition of the LEED in Canada: Buildings in Review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag. In this supplement, you will read about some of the most innovative and efficient buildings in Canada. LEED certification provides a critical third-party seal of approval in the marketplace, and ensures that a building has gone through a rigorous process to verify their environmental performance targets.

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Interview

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Aura Lee MacPherson on radiant wall heating


Aura Lee MacPherson of MacPherson Engineering in Regina says they have been providing creative engineering solutions for radiant heating and cooling for all types of buildings for years through their Radiant Link system [www.radiantlink.ca], and have now engineered a simplified, economical system which uses the thermal mass of concrete basement walls.

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