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LIVING LIBATIONS HEADQUARTERS Passive House in the realms of human wellbeing and ecological responsibility

DESIGNING FOR ACCESSIBILITY The Rick Hansen Foundation

VIEWPOINT Making building performance a selling point, and moving on from the glass tower

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Passive House in the realm of human wellbeing 16

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Fire safety in tall wood buildings By Jim Taggart

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Designing for Accessibility

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VIEWPOINT Moving on from the glass tower

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THERE IS NO

PLANET ‘B’ This was perhaps the starkest message to be seen on the many signs carried by teenagers in the Climate Strike rally I took part in last month. Rather than teach my Sustainable Design class in a Downtown lecture theatre, I offered my students the opportunity of a very different field trip.

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Amid a crowd of 100,000, a few were clearly focused on the Instagram moments rather than the climate crisis – but mostly it was otherwise. The informed and passionate speeches made by young people not yet old enough to vote, was compelling. Although none of my students spoke to the crowd, the ‘reflections’ they submitted to me afterwards were blunt and to the point. One of them observed; photo: Roy Grogan

“The choice between ‘in action’ and ‘inaction’ is all that it takes for a phenomenon to occur. People care – this isn’t just some phase or rebellious little event; this is people who are tired of not knowing whether their children will live to see a brighter future. This is about youth who are tired of being undermined and written off as less intelligent members of society. How is it that we’re smart enough to be taught Calculus, the laws of physics, be leaders in our school communities, yet not be smart enough to understand the state of the world, what is good and bad and the glaring facts that science has proven again and again about the troubles we are facing.” The solution could be conjured from a minestrone of small initiatives, as Paul Hawken argued in ‘In Drawdown’ – but where are the politicians actively implementing his recipe? As the young people at the Climate Strike clearly understood, they are being kept out of the kitchen. Hence the challenge, “Let’s do it now!” What does this mean for architects? With zero carbon and net positive buildings a reality, ‘inaction’ now means being satisfied with something less. Our mission is to close the gap between what is achievable and what we actually achieve. Yes, we owe this to our children, but we also owe it to ourselves.

Jim Taggart, FRAIC Editor

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NEWS RAIC REPORT CANADIAN ARCHITECTS DECLARE PLEDGE CALLS FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE

The call to action includes:

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Committee on

• Design for holistic reductions in greenhouse gas emis-

Regenerative Environments is calling on Canadian architectural and

sions. Advocate for investments in a rapid transition to

design firms to commit to combatting the climate crisis by signing a

resilient climate-positive alternatives. Eliminate waste and

new Canadian Architects Declare pledge.

harm and support a quick transition to circular economies. • Design for holistic health, resilience, and regeneration;

The declaration, titled ‘Canadian Architectural Professionals Declare

respecting the rights and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples.

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and Commit to Urgent and

• Adopt regenerative design principles and practices to

Sustained Action’, is a grassroots effort developed by architects across

design and develop projects and environments that go

the country and members of the RAIC Committee on Regenerative

beyond the standard of net zero in use.

Environments. It is based on the UK’s ‘Architects Declare’ initiative.

• Advocate for the rapid systemic changes required to address the climate and ecological health crises, as well as

“The design, construction, and operation of our built environment

the policies, funding priorities, and implementation frame-

accounts for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions,

works that support them.

and pervasively impacts our societies and the health of the living systems that sustain us,” says the Canadian statement.

A companion document, ‘Designing for the Future’ (https:// raic.org/raic/designing-future) expands upon actions that

The declaration urges architects and designers to raise awareness of the

architects and designers can take.

impact of the built environment on climate change and take immediate action through their projects and roles as advisors, advocates, educators, and enablers.

LATEST SABMAG CASE STUDY: RJC ENGINEERS ON ENERGY MODELLING The latest SABMag one-page digital case ENERGY MODELLING determines conservation measures

at schematic design stage Buildings account for approximately 30% of total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Canada. As a result, Canada has pledged to reduce carbon emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 under the Paris Climate Action Plan. As such, different provinces across the country are adopting more contemporary energy codes and standards to advance the energy performance of buildings towards the ambitious 2030 energy efficiency goals. For example, the Province of British Columbia and City of Toronto have adopted new stringent energy standards: the BC Energy Step Code and the Toronto Green Standard V3, respectively. These new standards have a passive house philosophy with the goal of “net-zero ready” buildings by 2030. Energy modelling and commissioning are now of crucial importance considering a building as an integrated system of structural, building enclosure, mechanical, and electrical elements. As advocates for sustainable design, RJC has conducted energy studies for existing buildings, whole building energy modelling for new constructions, and whole building air-tightness testing for a wide range of projects across Canada. RJC Engineers has helped clients to meet their energy and GHG targets for a variety of projects from commercial/institutional buildings to multi-unit residential towers for both new construction and existing buildings. As a case study, RJC Engineers was retained as structural, building envelope, and energy consultants for a new 15-storey high-rise concrete tower in Victoria. The project must demonstrate 15% energy and GHG emissions reduction over NECB 2015 baseline building. The energy modelling was performed at the Schematic Design stage to determine the energy conservation measures (ECMs) that must be implemented to synergize the thermal characteristics of the structural, enclosure, mechanical and electrical systems of the building.

The images are examples of the graphical output from modelling software (IES VE - https://www. iesve.com/), and convey the relationship of buildings to surrounding structures while taking into account solar effects on the building form and façade.

The developed ECMs include utilization of high-performance building enclosure assemblies (overall R-10+ effective), high-performance glazing systems with multiple low-e and hard coatings (as opposed to tripleglazing), energy recovery ventilators to supply fresh air, balcony slab to envelope area reduction, and highly efficient electrical systems. In addition, a comprehensive thermal comfort study was carried out, and several passive cooling strategies were determined to meet the thermal comfort criteria of the BC Energy Step Code.

study, ‘Energy Modelling determines conser-

DARTMOUTH WAREHOUSE FIRST INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN THE COUNTRY TO BE CERTIFIED UNDER CAGBC’S ZCB STANDARD

vation measures at schematic design stage’,

East

by national engineering firm, RJC Engineers,

announced that 355 Wilkinson

Port

describes how energy modelling is of such

crucial importance at the schematic design

Warehouses in Dartmouth, NS –

stage to determine the energy conservation

has achieved the Canada Green

measures (ECMs) that must be implemented

Building Council’s Zero Carbon

to synergize the thermal characteristics of the

Building – Design certification.

part

of

Properties the

has

Wilkinson

structural, enclosure, mechanical and electri-

A part of the initial Zero Carbon

cal systems of the building. The developed

Pilot Program, 355 Wilkinson is the first industrial building in the

ECMs can touch on more than just the enve-

country to be certified under the ZCB Standard—and has the

lope but also HVAC and electrical systems, both passive and active. See

potential for tenants to achieve $0 on their heating bill. Given the

it at: https://sabmagazine.com/case-studies.

industrial asset class represents over two billion square feet of real

www.rjc.ca

estate across 11 Canadian markets, there is a remarkable potential for carbon savings to be had if more property owners follow East

PASSIVE HOUSE IN LANGLEY A DEMO FOR OTHERS

Port’s lead.

Over one quarter of Passive House projects in North American are located in BC, partly motivated by the desire to achieve the higher steps of the BC Energy Step Code. For a new single-family home in Langley, Innotech Windows + Doors introduced the Defender 88PH System, a Passive House Institute (PHI) certified window system. The homeowners prioritized functionality, comfort and sustainability in the charming 5,000 sq.ft. farmhouse which will house two families. The house uses Innotech PHI-certified windows with true triple glazing and Terrace Swing Doors with Guardian Vacuum IG glass, and has a R-76 net average roof assembly with blown cellulose and graphite-infused EPS. (Continues on page 8.) 6

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NEWS Langley Passive House The house was the subject of the August Passive House Canada monthly educational event for green building enthusiasts in and around Vancouver. The event included a selfguided tour of the house and a presentation of its construction techniques and building materials, including a full-size mock-up of the

“For a private company to make

wall assembly.

the investment in zero carbon design shows incredible ambition and foresight. The key to com-

REPORT SHARES INSIDE STORY OF BC’S TRAILBLAZING ENERGY STEP CODE

pleting a project of this complex-

‘Lessons

ity is to work as an integrated

From the BC Energy Step Code’,

team. This specialised approach

The

recent

report,

explains how BC created a first-

and commitment from our client

in-North America building code

will result in a one-of-a-kind net zero facility that changes the stan-

designed to improve energy effi-

dard for this global company,” says Drew Hauser, Director at mcCal-

ciency and transform the market

lumSather.

towards the ultimate goal of netzero energy-ready performance.

NEW BOOK AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE ON SOLAR ELECTRICITY BC-based New Society Publishers will soon

The Step Code is a section of the BC Building Code that local gov-

release the new book, Solar Electricity

ernments may use, if they wish, to require or incentivize builders to

Basics, 2nd ed: Powering Your Home or

deliver a higher level of energy efficiency performance in new con-

Office with Solar Energy by Dan Chiras,

struction projects.

Ph.D. a noted author of numerous books on renewable energy. The book offers a

The publication details the collaborative process that yielded the Step

concise and up-to-date guide covering all

Code in the hope that other jurisdictions will develop a similar code,

the essentials, such as:

and the 10 key lessons learned.

• How to size, cost, and choose the right system,

1. Pitch a Big Tent, and Embrace Shared Leadership

• Where to mount a system for best per-

2. Set Your End Game, then Backcast

formance,

3. Fear Not Your Local Governments

• Type of modules and inverters,

4. Provide Simple, Clear, and Accessible Materials

• How to install and maintain batteries,

5. Encourage Collective Ownership

• Cost vs benefit for solar electric systems, and

6. Identify and Tackle Cost ‘Pain Points’

• How to connect to the grid.

7. Offer an Easy On-Ramp to Performance Codes 8. Consider Elections and Seasonal Factors in your Roll-Out Plan 9. This is a Change-Management Process

Publisher: New Society Publishers (https://www.newsociety.com)

10. Continue to Refine and Improve the Standard Over Time ‘Lessons From the BC Energy Step Code’ is available via the Province of British Columbia’s dedicated BC Energy Step Code site at: energystepcode.ca, under Resources/Publications.

ENDRESS+HAUSER CANADA: THREE IN ONE CERTIFICATION A FIRST FOR A PRIVATE COMPANY IN CANADA Designed er,

the

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THE RAIC AND CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS LAUNCH 2020 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S MEDALS IN ARCHITECTURE The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2020 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, one of the country’s most prestigious and coveted architectural awards. Awarded every two years, the 12 medals recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects by Canadian architects. Submission deadline: December 6, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. ET. Apply at https://raic.org. The call for submissions is open to all architects or team of architects who were the lead design architects. They must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and licensed or registered with a Canadian provincial or territorial jurisdiction. Eligible projects are those that were built in and outside of Canada and completed between January 1, 2012, and September 1, 2019. mcook@raic.org


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LIVING LIBATIONS headquarters Passive House in the realms of human wellbeing and ecological responsibility

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By Jim Taggart Set on a south-facing slope amid the forested hills of Haliburton, Ontario, the design

A manufacturer of organic beauty care products, Living Libations has a staff of 50 who, on completion of this project, now work in a production laboratory building with an exposed heavy timber structure and natural finishes that cre-

of the new Living Libations Headquarters

ate a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The interior hardwood plywood finish is

reflects a corporate philosophy that places

bonded with a food-grade soy-based adhesive, rather than urea formaldehyde

the highest value on nature, beauty and

(UF), which does not emit toxic air contaminants.

being. In building terms, this philosophy

The other program spaces include (on the uppermost floor), a professional

naturally led to the choice of a highly dura-

kitchen, a south-facing dining room that opens onto a 450m2 outdoor terrace, a

ble, low-energy form of construction, with

yoga room with adjoining meditation, and a light therapy solarium which opens

a strong emphasis on indoor environmental

onto a large rooftop terrace that has a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and beautiful sunsets.

quality and attractive common spaces that would have the minimum environmental impact over an extended life cycle. These

The design approach was to let the geography of the site shape and locate all built form in order to minimize the ecological impact on the site. Compasses and a solar pathfinder were used to ensure the building was oriented for maximum

criteria led in turn to the choice of a

cold season solar heat gains. The steep south-facing slope made it possible to

Passive House structure.

capture solar heat by locating the majority of windows on the south side while the concrete construction of the ground floor, earth-sheltered by the slope, created a thermal flywheel to modulate diurnal temperature fluctuations.

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VALLEYVIEW

town hall

New municipal building aims for Passive House Plus

By Oscar Flechas The new Valleyview Town Hall is an 800 m2 two-storey plus basement building located in Valleyview, 350Km north of Edmonton in the heart of Alberta’s oil country. Despite the large seasonal fluctuations in temperature and sunlight levels at this latitude, Valleyview Town Hall is aiming to be the first Passive House certified commercial building in Alberta and the first Passive House Plus in North America. This means that on-site renewables meet 100% of the building’s energy demand on an annual basis, a giant leap forward for a town with fewer than 2,000 residents.

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The building reuses the footprint of a previous structure, minimizing site distur-

To further enhance indoor environmental quality,

bance, preserving adjacent community park space and capitalizing on solar orien-

all interior finishes, paints, adhesives, flooring and

tation. With the latter being a vital strategy in this extreme climate, the program is

composite wood products are specified to con-

organized with high-traffic working areas towards the long, naturally-lit south side

tain low amounts of volatile organic compounds

to ensure energy balancing. In the warmer months, heat gains are controlled with

(VOCs) and be free of other toxins. Beyond the

fixed shades that cut out the high angle sun.

physiological health of its employees, however, the municipality is also concerned for their psy-

In addition to its aggressive energy targets, the Passive House Standard requires

chological wellbeing. Accordingly, all workspaces

excellent indoor air quality through carefully calibrated mechanical ventilation and

and other frequently used areas are adjacent to

air recirculation systems. To maintain steady temperatures over all three levels of

operable windows that connect visually to the

the building, ventilation specifications included a mix of outdoor variable refrig-

park, while a balcony and designated outdoor sit-

erant flow (VRF) system for cooling and heating, and a high-efficiency energy

ting area ensure that the connection with nature

recovery ventilator.

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THE KEN SOBLE TOWER

TRANSFORMATION Built in 1967, the Ken Soble Tower is the oldest high-rise multi-residential building in CityHousing Hamilton’s portfolio. A local landmark with significant community value, the tower had fallen into a state of disrepair, declining occupancy and increasing costs. After considering several options including sale, rebuild, capital repair, and rehabilitation, CityHousing Hamilton opted to engage in a modernization program that would ensure long-term asset viability, and secure housing quality and indoor comfort for resident seniors while reducing the building’s environmental impact. The Passive House standard was determined to be the best means of achieving these goals, kickstarting a broader program of Passive House development for CityHousing Hamilton’s portfolio at large. While organizations in the EU and Canada’s West Coast have adopted Passive House as a target, CityHousing Hamilton is one of the first large organizations in eastern Canada to do so. At 18 storeys and more than 80,000 sq.ft., the Ken Soble Tower will be one of the largest EnerPHit certified projects in the world. The rehabilitation project will modernize 146 units of affordable seniors’ housing, while reinvigorating community spaces and outdoor gathering areas, allowing for aging-in-place and barrier-free living, and a changing climate. Slated for completion in 2020, the project will also provide residents with improved comfort and control of their indoor environments and with the ability to withstand extreme climate events into the future. As one of the most complex EnerPHit projects in the region, the design of this project required the development of a number of new strategies and processes. Lessons were learned across the architectural, structural, building envelope, mechanical and electrical disciplines, which have been identified here in an effort to support the dissemination of the Passive The Ken Soble Tower in the late 1960s and now being modernized in accordance with the Passive House EnerPHit retrofit standard.

North America’s First EnerPHit Apartment Tower

House standard in the Ontario context. LEAD ARCHITECT: ERA ARCHITECTS For lead architects and retrofit specialists ERA Architects, a highlyintegrated design process was required from the outset. To ensure that the holistic goals of Passive House were being met, an extremely high standard of coordination was adopted to the extent that even detailing decisions received inputs from a number of disciplines to ensure dynamic thermal comfort standards were being met. ERA hosted weekly collab-

By ERA Architects with Entuitive, Transsolar KlimaEngineering, JMV Consulting, Reinbold Engineering, Nemetz (S/A) & Associates.

orative design sessions, with all disciplines coming to the table to discuss shared impacts of their progress. Design solutions were assessed based on their ability to meet the stringent requirements of Passive House, and their familiarity and constructability in the local trade context.

The Ken Soble Tower Transformation is a groundbreaking project rehabilitating a post-war apartment tower in Hamilton, Ontario to the Passive House EnerPHit retrofit standard - reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 94% and laying the groundwork for the industry-wide repair and renewal projects which are urgently needed to maintain thousands of apartments across Canada.

This process required more work up front, but was rewarding and established strong teamwork from the start. With Passive House’s relative infancy in North America, ERA was also challenged in sourcing appropriate products not readily available in Canada for high-rise applications. HVAC equipment, Passive House-certified windows, and appropriate insulation to meet the effective R38 envelope requirements were some of the primary sourcing challenges. This process revealed market gaps which will likely begin to be filled as Passive House construction becomes more standard in the Canadian market. SABMag - FALL 2019

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FIRE SAFETY IN TALL WOOD BUILDINGS Jim Taggart

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Over the past decade, Canada has been developing regulations to promote the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber products, in a variety of new and larger scale applications. This has required much research and testing to establish standards for structural strength, fire performance, thermal and acoustic behaviour. Large scale testing of CLT panels has generated consistent results and assured scientists that large mass timber buildings can be designed to the standards of life safety and structural stability required by the National Building Code of Canada. Nonetheless, the perception of some municipal authorities, local fire marshals, building owners and developers does not yet comfortably differentiate between the fire performance of light wood frame structures and those made of mass timber. This same perception is evident in Europe where many Tall Wood buildings are still required to have concrete podiums, stair and elevator shafts.

The Legacy of the Chicago Fire The reason is that almost all the large cities in Europe and North America had major fires in the 19th century that resulted in changes to the local building code, reducing the permissible height of wood buildings, or prohibiting them completely. However, the fire that devastated Chicago in 1871 impacted an entire continent. Propelled by strong winds, the Chicago Fire destroyed 17,500 buildings, travelling from one to the next by igniting roof shingles, cladding, balconies and other exterior wood elements. More than 50 insurance companies declared bankruptcy and in response, the city of Chicago introduced a new bylaw requiring all new structures to be of ‘fireproof’ construction. Loadbearing masonry became the default construction method, but within a decade, the emergence of reinforced concrete offered engineers and architects the possibility of high-rise structures with narrow columns and expansive glazing – a new aesthetic with instant and widespread appeal. With few exceptions, traditional timber building methods were eclipsed.

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Cover: Canada's Earth Tower. Multi-storey winter gardens and selectively exposed wood structure bring nature into the tower form. Architect: Perkins and Will. Above: Earth Sciences Building. One of the largest panelized wood buildings in North America at its time of construction, and a precedent for future mass timber projects. Architect: Perkins and Will. Photo Credit: Martin Tessler. Right: Terrace House. Tall hybrid wood tower with flanking terraces that complement the Evergreen Building. Architect: Shigeru Ban. Credit: PortLiving.


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Designing for

ACCESSIBILITY The Rick Hansen Foundation

BECOME A LEADER Prioritizing accessibility in design is a way to establish you and your organization as a leader in both innovation and social responsibility. Universal Design demonstrates a people-first approach, one that is able to meet a variety of needs for years to come. The thing about Universal Design, says VP Access and Inclusion at the Rick Hansen Foundation Brad McCannell, is that “it’s invisible.” Those who don’t have a disability may not notice that there’s good colour contrast on the floor for navigation with a vision disability, or that the elevator has wide doors to accommodate a wheelchair. Individuals with disabilities, says McCannell, might not notice it either, which is a good thing: it means they didn’t have to overcome a challenge to get from A to B. Imagine knowing that your design positively impacts the way millions of Canadians navigate the built environment.

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Even if an individual doesn’t have a disability, they are

1. The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ uses a set of standards for the built environment that takes mobility, vision, and hearing disabilities into consideration.

BY: THE RICK HANSEN FOUNDATION More than 6 million Canadians aged 15 and over identify as having a disability, and this number is growing as our population ages. Are our buildings built in a way to support their needs, now and in the future? Not really. While building codes play an important role, we still have a long way to go to ensure people of all abilities have access to the spaces where we live, work, learn, and play. Here’s why this should matter to you.

more likely to live somewhere or support a business if they feel their values are in the right place. Plus, nearly 50% of Canadian adults say they have or have experienced a permanent or temporary disability, or live with someone who has . If they haven’t yet, chances are they will, and being prepared for the future gives you a leg up over your competition. This helps explain why over 2/3rd of Canadians believe all new buildings should be universally accessible. A 2019 Angus Reid Institute public opinion poll found: - 67% of Canadians are concerned about future mobility challenges - 70% say new buildings should be universally

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accessible

No matter the type of project you are designing, making it accessible is good

- 30% (9 million adults) consider accessibility when

business sense. Building owners and operators want to know they are working

deciding which business to visit

with someone who can maximize the number of people who can enter their facility. Designing for accessibility helps you do this, and that advantage helps

A ROADMAP TO ACCESSIBILITY

you stand out from others.

We all know accessible design is important, but with such a variety of regulations and opinions, knowing

For example, if it’s a residential building, it will appeal to a greater variety of

where to start can be a challenge in itself.

potential tenants or buyers, resulting in fewer vacancies and quicker sales. If it’s an office building there is easier access to a wider pool of qualified employees

The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™

and applicants. And if it’s a business, more people can access the storefront and

(RHFAC) program was created for industry to fill the

spend their money there.

gap between local building codes and the real needs of users. It offers an approach that is used nationally,

Not only is accessibility a human rights issue, it is an economic imperative.

providing consistent ratings across the country.

A 2018 report from the Conference Board of Canada shows that the positive impact accessibility can have on the economy should not be ignored:

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- people with physical disabilities make up a large and growing consumer

ronment that takes mobility, vision, and hearing disabili-

group—14.3% of consumer spending, or $164 billion per year.

ties into consideration. Designated RHFAC Professionals

- Improvements to workplace access would allow 550,000 Canadians with

use a rating scale to identify barriers in both designs

disabilities to work more hours, increasing GDP by $16.8 billion by 2030.

and buildings on their level of meaningful accessibility.

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Charter Telecom Headquarters

With this corporate philosophy, the company’s primary objective was to create a new headquarters building that would provide its employees with the best possible work environment. To realize this goal, the company was willing to embrace two non-traditional approaches to building design that are still in their infancy in Canada: Passive House and mass wood construction. Both these approach-

Passive House with hybrid construction achieves highest quality environment for employees By Graeme Verhulst

es were made more challenging by the restricted site, which quickly became the main driver of design. On the narrow, 20-metre wide lot, the entire width would have been taken up by a conventional surface parking arrangement with a central drive aisle and two rows of cars, while the ramp to an underground garage would have

Founded 25 years ago, Charter Telecom is a high-tech company that builds, maintains and operates secure, highperformance communications networks and data centre infrastructure for large public and private sector clients around the world. In a sector where employee retention is an ongoing challenge, Charter views its workforce as a family. Many of its staff of over 100 have been with the company for two decades or more.

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reduced the number of stalls that could have been accommodated. Instead, the decision was made to minimize the ground floor footprint of the building and to bridge the upper three floors over a drive aisle and single row of surface parking. Zoning required a six metre setback on the west leaving a narrow strip on the east side for shear walls to come all the way to the ground. In a high seismic zone, the resulting lateral forces could not be resolved using light wood frame construction, so a hybrid solution was required.


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The winners of the 2019 Canadian Green Building Awards

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2. Jennifer McGill (right), of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural, presents the Institutional [Large] Award for the Okanagan College Trades Renewal and Expansion Project to Michael Leckman of Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. 3. On behalf of National Sponsor The Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, juror Ron Kato (centre) presents the Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award for the Sechelt Water Resource Centre to Brian Wakelin (left) and Robert Drew of Public Architecture + Communication.

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8. Representing National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, juror Ron Kato (right) presents the Existing Building Upgrade Award for the Bank of Canada Renewal to Zeina Elali (left) of Perkins+Will and Colleen Sullivan of the Bank of Canada. 9. Lindsay Oster (left), principal of Prairie Architects Inc. receives the Institutional [Small] Award for the Building Blocks on Balmoral at Great West Life from Jennifer McGill of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural.

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MAKING BUILDING PERFORMANCE A SELLING POINT, AND MOVING ON FROM THE GLASS TOWER By Richard Witt, Executive Principal, Quadrangle & Michelle Xuereb, Director of Innovation, Quadrangle

Michelle Xuereb

Richard Witt

Sustainable building design is not a new concept. With the development and implementation of LEED in the early 1990s, sustainability became mainstream but has struggled to effect real change in the way we think about building performance, requirements or aesthetics. Economics and sustainable building design are at odds – sustainability is an extra cost, weighed against budget and relative value. The Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat concluded in their study Downtown High-Rise vs. Suburban Low-Rise Building that recently completed buildings significantly underperform in comparison to their counterparts from 50 years ago. The days of the glass skyscraper are coming to an end. Passive systems direct the way forward, as opposed to compensating for inefficiency with active systems.

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our buildings is overheating and flash flooding – both in combination with power outages. This again reinforces the need for passive design solutions.

1. In Quadrangle’s project “St. Clair Village” a punched window aesthetic has been designed to have window shapes and sizes which reduce the window-to-wall ratio and are also slightly different to respond to their aspect (north, south, east, west).

These power outages generally happen on our hottest and coldest days as a

Buildings are the key contributor and solution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The City of Toronto recommends that people be able to function independently

According to the latest inventory release (2017)

homes.

result of people cranking their AC or heating. The higher the total effective R-value of the building, the better they are able to maintain the indoor air temperature in the case of extreme temperatures without power.

for a minimum of 72 hours without power. In a residential building, maintaining indoor temperature is key to allowing people to shelter in place within their

by The City of Toronto, 52% of GHG emissions in

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Toronto come from buildings, predominantly from

• At a basic level, a building is meant to shelter people from the weather – to

burning natural gas to heat indoor spaces and water.

keep people warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. Glass is a very poor

Consequently, buildings must also be a climate change

insulator, leaving residents feeling physically uncomfortable and paying high

solution. The City of Toronto recognizes this in its Zero

energy bills.

Emissions Building Framework, which is why the

• As architects, the best thing you can do is reduce the amount of glass and

Toronto Green Standard (TGS) has us on a path to net

increase the amount of well-insulated walls. We understand that keeping win-

zero buildings by 2030. What about the code? There

dows to about 40% of the wall area is the single most effective way to reduce

is a plan to move Toronto to net zero by 2030, but it

the energy footprint of a building. Real walls with windows may seem old fash-

is not clear, given the current political climate, whether

ioned, but they don’t need to be. Our focus is on creating a thoughtful, well-

this proposal will be executed. Passive design solu-

designed building with an aesthetic that lends itself to real walls and windows.

tions increase durability and climate change resilience

• Unlike glass, insulation slows down the movement of heat. This allows you to

while lowering energy usage, embodied energy from

hold onto heat during winter, making people more comfortable and more likely

maintenance, and GHG emissions.

to actually use the spaces at the perimeter of their unit.

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In 2018, Evergreen Brick Works was in the midst of an ambitious effort to transform the historic Kiln Building – and make it carbon neutral by using the right energy at the right time. Early in the process, Enbridge led a Savings by Design workshop for the project. On a fast track project, this provided a tremendous opportunity for the integrated design team to reflect on the early trajectory set in the project, and obtain informed perspectives from invited experts on enhancing it. The workshop also provided a spring board to brainstorm how the Kiln Building project could serve as a catalyst to transform the entire Brick Works campus to be carbon neutral, which has been a longstanding vision of Evergreen. The Savings by Design workshop struck a great balance between both blue sky and detail level thinking. It was informative, fruitful, and an overall positive experience. We’d highly recommend Enbridge’s Savings by Design workshop program for anyone thinking about making more sustainable buildings. — Drew Adams, Associate, LGA Architectural Partners

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2. and 3. Residences at Portland (left) and CG Tower (right), both in Toronto, have building envelopes which will improve building performance. Better performance is not usually part of the real estate sales campaign, however, this information could, and would, be more available if sellers knew it was important to buyers.

Changing codes, standards, and their implications (GHG, TEDI, EUI).

2. Encourage energy modelling using both current and future

If there is a problem with this building design, why does it persist? That’s

3. Inspire clients with design ideas that integrate passive design

a tough question for a lot of people. All-glass residential buildings have

solutions into the initial concept.

weather files;

been the industry standard for a long time. These buildings are driven first and foremost by capital costs and ROI to the developer. They are cheap

In Quadrangle’s project “St. Clair Village” an evolved punched

and fast to build.

window aesthetic has been designed to have window shapes and sizes which not only reduce the window-to-wall ratio but are

Though the Ontario energy code is quite progressive, there are holes in

also slightly different to respond to their aspect (north, south,

the energy modelling requirements that allow the real impacts of thermal

east, west).

bridging to be missed. This means that window-wall buildings with high window-to-wall ratio (WWR) have continued to meet local codes and

What we can encourage purchasers to do.

standards to date. In the City of Toronto, this is intended to change with

Marketers focus on selling purchasers a lifestyle, but no discus-

the introduction of energy modelling based on absolute values that will

sion takes place about building performance. This is a major

be required for all buildings by the TGS in January, 2020.

issue; we need to educate and empower purchasers to have these conversations. Here are some things we can encourage

We will be required to provide three absolute values – greenhouse gas

people to ask:

emission intensity (GHGi), energy use intensity (EUI), and thermal energy

1. What is the reputation of the developer? Do they have a repu-

demand (TEDI). For a long time, energy modelling has allowed us to

tation for building quality, durable buildings?

trade off high-efficiency mechanical solutions for building envelope.

2. Will this be considered a high-performance building? Is it pre-

These three metrics are intended to change this and balance out decision

dicted to perform better than the current energy code and, if so,

making, ensuring that building envelope is measured both in conjunction

by how much?

with and independently of the mechanical systems. The TEDI will look

3. Is there an estimate of the utility bills available?

at thermal energy load independently of the heating source, so will look

4. Will my unit be able to maintain livable temperatures for a

at balancing heat losses and gains, predominantly through the build-

minimum of 72 hours as recommended by the City of Toronto?

ing envelope and also including ventilation air. GHGi will drive decision

5. Has a durability report been created for the project, and is it

making towards fuel sources with lower emission factors. In Ontario, this

possible to review the predicted maintenance schedule for the

means electricity over natural gas sources.

building?

What we should be doing as professionals.

Asking these questions will prompt a change in the way that

We can build arguments for developer reputation, for risks to developers

buildings are marketed. All three of the Quadrangle projects

with respect to climate change resilience and adaptability, etc., but mar-

illustrated, Residences at Portland, St Clair Village Condos and

kets, such as Toronto, are extremely competitive, and developers want to

CG Tower have a building envelope which will increase building

keep their competitive advantage as much as possible. The message we

performance and ultimately reduce purchase costs, but mar-

constantly encounter is that they would be willing to build high-perfor-

keters haven’t found that narrative increases sales, and better

mance buildings if that is what their competitors were doing because it

performance isn’t a part of the sales campaign. This information

would put them on a level playing field.

could, and would, be more available if sellers knew it was important to buyers.

If the market and codes are not demanding a better-quality building, why would they spend more to build one? As professionals, we have a public duty to be having these conversations so that our clients and purchasers make the right decisions. A few things we can do: 1. Have the tough conversations and advocate for building performance in

Richard Witt is Executive Principal, and Michelle Xuereb is Director of Innovation, both of Quadrangle in Toronto.

your client’s language – ROI, sales, purchaser satisfaction and risk;

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Passive House on an upward curve Interview with Rob Bernhardt, CEO of Passive House Canada Rob works to advance building energy efficiency. A certified Passive House consultant and the developer of several certified Passive House projects, Rob is familiar with the economic and social advantages of high-performance buildings.

Their momentum and enthusiasm has given us the privilege of assisting all levels of government in building policy development, the ability to support the growth of a national membership of over 1,100 members (in eight provinces and two territories) and deliver hundreds of courses, with over 5,000 registrations across Canada. This appetite for a higher standard of building bridged partnerships resulting in the launch of Canada’s first Zero Emissions

What is a Passive House Building and how does it work in Canada??

Building Exchange in Vancouver and a successful inaugural

Passive House (Passivhaus) is considered to be the most rigorous vol-

national conference with over 350 delegates attending each year.

untary energy-based standard in the design and construction industry today. They consume up to 90 percent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings. It is recognized internationally as the proven best way to build for comfort, affordability and energy efficiency of residential, institutional and commercial buildings, through all stages of design, construction, and livability.

Why do you think people are making the change to Passive House buildings? While the initial driver is, of course, environmental and the common goal to mitigate climate change, this alone does not catalyze market transformation, represent the motivation of everyone involved, or simplify the process of managing change.

The Passive House approach works because it’s a pragmatic combina-

For many, the primary motivation is a desire to have better

tion of applied building science and economics. Designs and compo-

buildings. The unparalleled comfort, health, durability, resilience

nents vary to suit the local climate, enabling comparable levels of com-

and affordability of buildings offering Passive House levels of

fort, hygiene and performance in varied climates. All Passive House

performance are reason enough to make the choice. Affordable

buildings are designed using detailed energy modelling software,

housing advocates may focus on the reduced costs of owner-

which allows the design team modify the architecture and specify the

ship, operation and utility costs to tenants, homeowners on the

combination of insulation and components required to bring a building

comfort, while absolutely everyone craves a constant supply of

to the required performance standard in their own climate zone.

filtered fresh outdoor air.

Why was Passive House Canada created?

Some professionals, developers and trades are attracted by

Passive House Canada was incorporated by practitioners wanting to

the quality of work such buildings entail and enjoy the pride of

transform Canada’s buildings, making the multiple benefits of high per-

workmanship. Others know high performance building regula-

formance buildings the norm. We started with few high-performance

tions are coming and are looking for a competitive advantage,

resources in Canada but have ramped up resources through education-

a market differentiator, in establishing their company brand.

al services, events, advocacy and communications over the few years

Increasingly, some are simply responding to the developing

we have existed. With time Canada’s policy, regulatory and incentive

market for Passive House buildings and their components, which

environment has become very support of Passive House as the level of

they know will grow.

building efficiency required for Canada to meet its Paris commitments become apparent.

Why do you feel Canada is winning in the change to Passive House building?

Why do you think the movement has been successful so far?

During our 2018 conference, the federal government took the

The successes that we have experienced are directly attributable to

opportunity to say it is probable that the final tier of the Net

the dedication of industry professionals and elected officials who are

Zero Energy Ready Code will be very close to Passive House

passionate about sustainability.

standards. This is a significant win for Canada, and with recent budget support we can see our national buildings strategy taking root across cities and provinces, nationwide. We know our role at PHC will change and likely diminish as building codes and standards approach Passive House performance levels and we can’t think of a better reason to become redundant. Taking a “mission first” approach enables more rapid progress, facilitating collaboration with industry and consumers in addition to government. We can best achieve our mission by collaborating with aligned groups and individuals, and we invite you to do the same.

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