Posts Tagged ‘sustainable development’

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

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…)

Child Development Centre

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Landmark LEED Platinum project scores highest in world for a cold climate building while providing occupant comfort

The east [with handprint graphic] and south elevations feature Alucobond and zinc cladding respectively - durable finishes applied as a rainscreen.
by Jim Taggart

With the engaging hand print decals decorating its east and west elevations, the Child Development Centre has quickly become a symbol of the University of Calgary’s commitment to sustainable development and occupant comfort, helped in no small part by its LEED Platinum rating. (more…)

Eugene H. Kruger Building

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Bioclimatic Design - Teaching/research complex uses natural means to produce energy savings

The covered approach to the south elevation. Much of the cladding consists of a local pre-stained wood siding.
by Paul Gautier

Incorporating both research facilities for the wood industry and undergraduate teaching space for 200 students and faculty in an 8,000 sq.m building, the all-wood Kruger Building is located on the edge of the University of Laval’s suburban Quebec City campus, and linked to the existing buildings of the Faculty of Forestry and Geomatics. (more…)

Interview: Peter Busby

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

by Jim Taggart

As both advocate and architect Peter Busby, CM, AIA, FRAIC, MAIBC, MAAA, MOAA, BCID, LEED A.P. has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in furthering the practice of sustainable design. As Managing Director of Busby Perkins + Will he runs offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Seattle as well as consulting to the firm’s 21 offices worldwide.
In addition to his many architectural awards over 20 years in practice, in 2005 Peter was invested as a member of the Governor General’s Order of Canada, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. (more…)