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17 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards The nine winning projects: - UBC Campus Energy Centre - Brock Common Tall Wood House - Langara College Science & Technology Building - Harvey Woods Lofts - Environmental Science and Chemistry Building - Okanagan College Child Care Centre - Ecology Action Centre Headquarters - Centre de Découverte - One York Street

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The winning projects in this year’s awards program were selected from a strong and diverse field of entries that confirmed the breadth and depth of the green building industry in Canada.

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They ranged in scale and scope from the Ecology Action Centre, the rehabilitation of a century-old

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NEWS VANCOUVER ZERO EMISSIONS BUILDING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE TO LAUNCH THIS SUMMER The Vancouver Regional Construction Association [VRCA], in partnership with the City of Vancouver, Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society, has announced that the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence [ZEBCoE] will open this summer. The mission of the Centre is to rapidly accelerate the capacity of local developers, designers and builders to deliver cost-effective, attractive, zero emissions new residential and commercial buildings in Vancouver. The Centre aspires to learn from both local and global leaders and to expand its mission to support zero emissions building across the province. “The development and launch of ZEBCoE aligns perfectly with our association’s strategic direction to foster an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and continuous learning across the industry,” says VRCA President Fiona Famulak. An official launch of the Centre is planned for summer 2018. ffamulak@vrca.ca

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE: ARCHITECTURAL PRECAST CONCRETE WALLS The new Best Practice Guide from the Canadian Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute summarizes the most current best practices in architectural precast concrete design and construction, and illustrates recommended design details and site practices. Readers can request a copy online at: http://www.cpci.ca/en/resources/bestpractice_ archguide_offer/

LAFARGE TO USE RESIDUALS FROM WATER TREATMENT TO MAKE CEMENT Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement to use water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant as material in cement manufacturing, and thus become part of the circular economy. The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and and treatment chemicals [coagulants and polymers]. They contain a chemical profile that mimics that of red shale, a virgin aggregate input required as a raw material in cement manufacturing. The agreement means that fewer virgin materials would be needed to be mined, while residuals would be kept out of the landfill. jennifer.lewis@lafargeholcim.com

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RESILIENT DESIGN RESILIENCE IS THE NEW SUSTAINABILITY

After the catastrophic flooding in Moncton, Fredericton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Calgary and the devastating wildfires in fort McMurray, Alberta, Canadians are realizing that climate change is one of the biggest challenges that the world faces. Tackling climate change is a top priority for all levels of government - at home and internationally.

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Climate change has already had far-reaching impacts on infrastructure and has profound effect on sustained operation of the built environment. This trend is likely to accelerate in the coming decades. The main threats to infrastructure assets include damage or destruction caused by extreme weather events. Besides efforts to reduce climate change, decision makers need to prepare our infrastructure for the climate change that cannot be avoided. Building code requirements have an emphasis on life safety, i.e. allow major damage or total collapse providing the occupants can be evacuated prior to or during the event. Excessively damaged buildings have a slow recovery and may even prevent recovery for some neighbourhoods. But What Exactly is Resiliency? Resiliency can be defined as the adaptability of a system (communities) to maintain its function and structure in the face of turbulent internal and external change. The key attributes of enhanced structural resiliency are improvements in: • • • • • • •

Longevity (service life) Robustness Sustainability Life safety Durability Adaptability for reuse Resistance to disasters

Thoughtfully chosen, properly designed new construction can significantly improve both the resilience to natural and man-induced disasters and the long-term sustainability of modern urban environments in the 21st century. In particular precast concrete construction has the ability to provide extremely durable buildings at similar costs to traditional construction while also providing a more sustainable construction form, in terms of higher energy efficiency, lower embodied energy, safety, and a quicker recovery after a disaster. CPCI, NPCA, PCI and Members are the leading source of technical resources (Body of Knowledge (BOK)) for the precast concrete industry in North America. From this BOK, building codes, design guides, educational programs, certification, sustainability programs, and new research ideas are derived. This joint industry initiative develops, maintains, and disseminates the BOK necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing sustainable and resilient precast concrete structures. 8

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CHAMPAGNE QUARRY PARK – FORMER INDUSTRIAL LANDS REJUVENATED AS SELF-CONTAINED COMMUNITIES Calgary, Alberta

Owner: Remington Development Corporation Architect: Gibbs Gage Architects Engineer: Kassian Dyck & Associates Contractor: Remington Development Corporation Precast Supplier: Lafarge Precast

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Champagne Quarry Park in Calgary is an example of what is happening in many parts of the country where former industrial lands along waterways and near city cores are being rejuvenated as self-contained communities. The project comprises five individual - four- and five-storey total precast buildings located on top of two levels of interconnected underground parking. The architecture is French provincial, which is supported with details such as natural stone and steep-pitched roof lines. It has balconies and large windows and arched detailing over the top windows. Colour palettes, construction materials and specifications differentiate this property from any other in Alberta. Precast Concrete is Safe Everybody knows that precast concrete does not burn! Not only is the structural stability maintained for longer periods, but precast concrete construction prevents the spread of fire from one building to another. SABMag - SUMMER 2018

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ST. TERESA PLACE SUPPORTIVE LIVING FACILITY Calgary, Alberta

Owner: Covenant Care Architect: FWBA Architects Engineer: MPE Engineering Ltd. Contractor: Mansfield Construction Precast Supplier: Armtec Precast

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St. Teresa Place facility, located in Calgary, Alberta, is a total precast concrete supportive living building. Located at 10 Redstone Place in Northeastern Calgary, this supportive living complex is four storeys in height, contains 250 units and has a gross building area of 19,000 square metres (205,000 square feet). The building was completed on a condensed installation schedule, without compromising the architectural design. This building method facilitated a fabrication and installation schedule of mere months – starting with precast production in June, precast installation starting in August and completion by the end of November. Total precast construction provides a state-of- the-art solution for continuing care needs by delivering a safe, fast, sustainable and resilient building. Precast Concrete is Tornado, Hurricane, and Wind Resistant Precast concrete is resistant to tornadoes, hurricanes, and wind. Debris driven by high winds presents the greatest hazard to occupants of homes, offices and commercial facilities during hurricanes and tornados. 10

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THE BARREL YARDS POINT TOWERS Waterloo, Ontario

A SWITCH TO PRECAST CONCRETE MID-PROJECT REDUCES THE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE BY ONE YEAR

Owner: Auburn Development Inc. Architect: Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. Engineer: HGS Limited Consulting Engineers Contractor: Stonerise Construction Precast Supplier: Stubbe’s Precast

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Point Towers, Phase 5 at The Barrel Yards in Waterloo consists of two 25-storey, 85-metre [279 feet] towers of 357 living units sitting on a two-storey podium with one level of underground parking. Total ground floor area is 41,877 square metres [450,290 square feet]. The Point Tower was originally designed as a cast-in- place concrete structure with precast concrete and window wall cladding, but during the design phase the client requested to change to a total precast building to shorten the construction schedule and reduce financing costs. In comparison to a similar building also under construction on the same property, but cast-in-place, the Barrel Yards precast concrete project started six months later and finished four months earlier, which greatly reduced construction and financing costs. Precast Concrete is Earthquake Resistant Precast concrete structures are designed to the seismic requirements of the National Building Code of Canada.

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WILLIAM’S COURT

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Kanata, Ontario

Owner: Groupe Lépine Architect: Alcaide Webster Architects (Buildings C, D and G) Engineer: CIMA+ Contractor: Groupe Lépine Precast Supplier: BPDL

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William’s Court - Groupe Lépine opted for precast concrete construction because of its fast construction, its durability, and for its lower cost made possible by the tightly controlled and relatively short production process. Groupe Lépine selected a white hammered finish and the precaster also used a brick form liner mould that was used to simulate a brick wall, which was then stained at various locations. The illusion is quite dazzling. Even natural stone was used in several locations, with some precast panels having over three different finishes or colours. Precast Concrete is Ecological Made of natural raw materials, locally available almost everywhere and in an enormous quantity, precast concrete minimizes the whole life cycle impact on the environment when compared with other construction materials.

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UBC CAMPUS ENERGY CENTRE Vancouver, BC COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL [SMALL] AWARD 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.

In 2007, The University of British Columbia [UBC] committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 33% from its baseline, by 2015. The Campus Energy Centre [CEC], certified LEED NC 2009 Gold, is an integral part of this reduction strategy. The CEC, a new high-efficiency hot water heating plant and district hot-water distribution loop, replaces UBC’s steam boiler plant constructed in 1925. It is a major contributor to UBC achieving its emission targets while simultaneously redefining public interaction with district energy infrastructure. The CEC serves over 130 buildings, or 110,000 m2 of campus development delivered through 14 km of underground insulated pipe. The 1,900m2 building houses all process equipment including three 15 MW boilers with capacity for expansion to a total output of 80 MW.

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Completed in 2017, Brock Commons Tallwood House is an 18-storey, 404-bed student residence located at the University of British Columbia. With a height of 53 metres, Brock Commons is the world’s tallest mass timber tower. The LEED v4 Gold target project aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings that are quick, clean and cost effective to construct and that maximize carbon sequestration and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The innovative project demonstrates that a mass wood building can be comparable in cost to a traditional concrete building. To be truly environmentally meaningful, mass wood structures must be incorporated into buildings of all types and sizes, from the audacious to the everyday, whether the wood structure is exposed or not. Using a “keep it simple” design approach, the innovative mass timber structural system proved to be economically viable, repeatable, and adaptable to other building types and uses. The project was delivered on time and on budget, demonstrating that encapsulated mass timber buildings can be constructed quickly and economically, while delivering significant environmental benefits. The wood used at Tallwood House was sourced from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, where less than one third of one per cent of public forests are harvested annually, with a legal requirement to regenerate all harvested areas. Mass wood construction helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions created by the built environment since wood stores carbon and is less carbon intensive to produce than other building materials. With its 2,233m3 of wood, the building stores 1,753 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

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LANGARA COLLEGE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BUILDING Vancouver, BC

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Jury comments: This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.

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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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Jury comments: This building has a particularly innovative approach to solar shading, creating a dynamic faรงade 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.

As befits a new building for the study of environmental sciences and chemistry, this facility, located on the Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto, is strongly rooted in sustainable design solutions. The facility features collaborative learning opportunities while providing flexible lab space that ensures adaptability for the ever-changing nature of research and teaching methods. The 10,000m2 building connects laboratories and academic offices around a sky-lit atrium designed to encourage collaboration and exchange. Thematically, the Environmental Sciences and Chemistry Building is inspired by nature to reflect not only the academic pursuits of these disciplines but also its setting on the edge of a wooded ravine. The building incorporates many unique and progressive systems that combine to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption in a process-energy-driven facility. These include geo-thermal boreholes beneath the building and earth tubes. These systems are complemented by a high-performance building envelope including innovative solar shading. The project also features storm water capture and recycling, and a solar renewable-ready Tremco green roof. During design and construction, material selection and performance was approached as a collaborative effort to balance functionality and performance with sustainability. The design of the building envelope involved the architectural team, energy modeller, building science professional, material and system manufacturers and suppliers, as well as construction personnel in order to achieve the durability, thermal, and aesthetic performance targets for the project. This collaborative process resulted in a cladding system and innovative vertical solar shades that minimize thermal bridging through the vertical shading fins, allow for maintenance and replacement both for the fins and curtainwall, and ensure air and water tightness throughout.

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The Okanagan College campus straddles the boundary between the City of Penticton and the Penticton Indian Reserve. The college and the En’owkin Centre, the cultural centre of the Syilx nation, are located directly across the river from one another. To acknowledge the cross-cultural nature of the community it serves, the Child Care Centre has bilingual signage, and each of the four Child Care spaces has been given the name and colour palette of one of the four traditional food staples [or ‘chiefs’] of the Okanagan people. EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE LANTERN [1].

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In April 2016 the Ecology Action Centre [EAC] employees, 4,500 members, countless volunteers, and the public at large. Designed and constructed through a three-year community engagement process, this 480m2 building is a showcase for environmentally-sensitive renovation and densification in a tight urban setting. Located in Halifax’s North End, the project embodies the EAC’s values and goals, including exemplary energy performance and the creative use of salvaged and natural materials. Most importantly it is a welcoming and inspiring space for community and staff to connect, learn, and work together. The project demonstrates a commitment to increasing public and industry buy-in for sustainable redevelopment. Through the educational efforts of the owners and extensive community involvement, the project shows what can be achieved, even on a tight budget. The result is a fully renovated three-storey, century-old building that uses 50% less energy than the original two-storey structure, even though the floor area was increased by 50%. The EAC wanted to reinforce its connection with the community and, by lowering the western half of the main floor to sidewalk level, created a new accessible, 4-metre high community gallery and meeting space. Large windows reveal the activities within, and give the EAC an inviting street presence. From start to finish, the project was a true community effort. In addition to the hours dedicated to community consultation, there were over 1,400 hours of volunteer labour on the construction site – providing those involved with invaluable hands-on experience of sustainable building practice.

[1 AND 2] THE RENOVATED THREE-STOREY, CENTURYOLD BUILDING USES 50% LESS ENERGY THAN THE ORIGINAL TWO-STOREY STRUCTURE, EVEN THOUGH THE FLOOR AREA WAS INCREASED BY 50%. [3] CLADDING DETAILS.

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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.

The office building at One York Street is part of a 200,000m2 mixed-use development along the Central Waterfront in the new South Core of Toronto. One York is Toronto’s highest-scoring LEED Core+Shell certified office project to date – achieving Platinum certification at 89 points. Situated between Union Station and Lake Ontario, it occupies two-thirds of an entire city block at the foot of York Street between Lakeshore Boulevard and Harbour Street. The 35-storey office tower is one of three towers [two are residential] rising from a three-storey retail podium. The fourth floor of the podium provides public roof garden access, a shared food court and a significant health/fitness centre. Together, all connected components create a unique metropolis-like complex inspired by the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Alan Murphy, project lead with sustainability consultant Green Reason writes: “With so much of the design focused on energy and water efficiency, it is critical to ensure that the building operates as designed and that occupants understand the design and remain engaged in ensuring that the operation balances with their needs.

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