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ISSUE NUMBER 77 | WINTER 2023 | PM40024961 | $6 FOR SUSTAINABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING CANADIAN DIRECTORY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 23 20 8X ON THE PARK LEED Gold tower makes rigorous commitment to detail ST. BENEDICT CHURCH Achieving Net Zero energy sets the bar high for community buildings ROAM TRANSIT OPERATIONS AND TRAINING CENTRE Light industrial meets the CAGBC Net Zero Carbon Standard A Canadian first VANCOUVER'S NET ZERO CARBON PLAN

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Achieving net-zero-energy sets the bar high for community buildings

Roam Transit Operations and Training Centre

Light industrial meets the CAGBC Net Zero Carbon Standard

Building Community Capital

Achieving sustainable development through social procurement in construction projects

8X On The Park

LEED Gold tower makes rigorous commitment to detail

The Annual: Canadian Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable, High-Performance Building

The City of Vancouver Net Zero Carbon Initiative The first of its kind in Canada

Interview with Sam McDermott of Enbridge Gas Reducing the carbon footprint with a blend of hydrogen and natural gas

The West 5 Project - The Net-Zero energy and Net-Zero carbon project anchors Ontario’s first Net-Zero community.

Climate Change Resilience in the Built EnvironmentThe World Green Building Council’s new guide for adapting to climate change.

Special Supplement: The Canada Green Building Council LEED and Zero Carbon Buildings Year-in-Review - a summary of 2022 LEED and Zero Carbon-certified projects … and more!

Cover: 8X On The Park. Photo: Ema Peter

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A QUESTION OF CAPACITY?

As the federal government works on expanding the scope of its 2020 Net Xero Energy Code to create a Net Zero Emissions Code by 2024, total emissions from the construction industry in Canada continue to trend upward. This makes it even more critical that all new buildings are designed to be net zero ready and energy efficient in order to bend this curve.

To this end, requirements for reducing the operating energy in new buildings have been included in the City of Vancouver Building Bylaw for several years; and these were recently expanded to include incremental reductions in embodied carbon (see article in this issue). However, it will be several years before the beneficial effects of these new regulations are felt.

Even though construction activity continues in our cities at a rapid pace, projections indicate that in 2030 80% of our building stock will still consist of structures that already exist. While government funding is available to retrofit residential and commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency and enable the switch from fossil fuels to renewables, the magnitude of the task is enormous.

To achieve the federal government’s target of a 42% reduction in emissions from buildings between 2019 and 2030, the Pembina Institute estimates that it will be necessary to retrofit 600,000 homes and 32 million m2 of commercial space, at a combined cost of $21 billion per year. With retrofits being more labour intensive, on a square metre basis, than new construction, this is likely to exacerbate what is already a chronic labour shortage in construction.

While it now appears that the challenge of reducing the overall carbon impact of buildings is being taken seriously at the regulatory level, we may still find ourselves missing reduction targets; not because we lack the commitment, but because the construction industry lacks the capacity to meet this challenge.

However, as higher energy performance standards drive us toward simpler building forms, factory prefabrication becomes a more viable and desirable option for new buildings. Prefabrication has the potential to reduce labour and speed up construction, freeing up more of the workforce for renovation and rehabilitation projects. As we transform our performance expectations for buildings, we must also address the need for transformation in the industry that delivers them.

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NEWS/PRODUCTS

RAIC REPORT

How the RAIC is planning to elevate/enhance the community in 2023

As Canada’s national body representing architects and architecture, the RAIC is continuously improving and expanding its products and services to best serve and support the architectural community and the profession. In 2023 we're looking forward to continuing that work and taking it further with ambitious new projects and organizational innovations.

In 2022 the RAIC launched a new strategic plan. With this plan, the RAIC has shifted its priorities and activities towards tackling the profession's most significant issues while advocating for meaningful change both within and beyond the sphere of architecture. RAIC members are part of an engaged, and inclusive community that is building a strong future for architecture in Canada. In 2023 the RAIC will continue engaging the architectural community and welcoming new members through fostering creative connections and supporting ongoing professional development and practice.

NEW FEDERAL-PROVINCIALTERRITORIAL BOARD FORMED TO HARMONIZE CONSTRUCTION CODES ACROSS CANADA

The newly formed Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) has assumed responsibility for the development of Canada's National Model Codes. The CBHCC replaces the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) – the committee responsible for managing the national code development system in Canada since 1991. Under the new governance model, strategic policy direction will

During the next year we will strengthen the organization through diversifying revenues, monitoring risk, and growing a diverse membership community, as well as through initiatives such as piloting a four-day work week. Evidence from research on a 4-day work week points to increased productivity as well as improved work-life balance and employee satisfaction. Our goal is to attract and retain the best people while creating more efficient and innovative ways of working, maintaining high standards of service, and providing a model for other organizations.

Our advocacy reflects the priorities of those working in Canadian architecture today. The top issue of importance we have heard about from members is the climate emergency. We are investing in the development of a Climate Action Engagement and Enablement plan as a resource for the RAIC and for the profession as a whole. Led by members of the Committee on Regenerative Environments, we aim to release this resource in the Fall of 2023.

This year, RAIC members and others in the field will be sharing insights and experiences in person again at the 2023 Conference on Architecture, scheduled to be held in Calgary, Alberta on May 2-6. The conference provides the architectural community with the opportunity to make valuable connections, learn about developments in the field, and contribute to the discussion on designing a better built environment.

With the plans and initiatives we have in place for 2023, we aim to continue serving our members, the broader architectural community and ultimately the public, through promoting a high quality and sustainable built environment.

be set by the Canadian Table for Harmonized Construction Codes Policy, which will oversee the CBHCC and include deputy-minister-level decision-makers from provincial, territorial and federal governments. The new model will remove barriers to the free movement of goods, services, and investments within Canada.

The new governance model will also include an Advisory Council consisting of members from industry, the regulatory community, and other interested organizations which will provide policy advice to the CBHCC. The broader code community, including code users, interested organizations and members of the public, will continue to participate in the code development process. Inquiries: cbhcc-cchcc@strategycorp.com

CANADIAN PRECAST CONCRETE 2030/2050 NET-ZERO ROADMAP

The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) has announced the launch of a 2030/2050 netzero roadmap Initiative, an important step to decarbonizing its industry by 2050. The roadmap will align with the broader Canadian and international cement and concrete industry efforts by the Cement Association of

Canada (CAC) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and will also support international climate action industry efforts like the Paris agreement and COP27 to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 ºC. The industry has established several working groups on benchmarking, production, design and construction, carbonation, and communications.

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Sloan Valve - Sloan’s EPDs are produced in accordance with international standards and verified by an independent third party to ensure the data we communicate is credible, resulting in full LEED Material and Resource credits for your project.

Tempeff Inc. - Building on over 20 years of European innovation, Tempeff is pleased to offer air to air Dual Core® energy recovery ventilation equipment with up to 90% energy efficiency in winter without any requirement for an energy robbing defrost strategy. In these times of escalating energy costs, and concern over environmental impact, Tempeff Dual Core® Technology is the highest efficiency solution available for your building ventilation needs.

TermoBuild - Turn your concrete buildings into year round thermal batteries. Stay ahead and thrive. Call us today to unleash your hidden edge.

VCT Group - At VCT Group we believe clean, inexpensive solar power should be accessible to everyone. We design, construct, and manage innovative energy products that are built to perform in any climate. For rooftop arrays, solar canopies, EV charging, and energy management we are your end-to-end partner. Powering everyone.

Viessmann Control Solutions - Turn key solutions for energy management with Tridium Niagara Building Management System. Generate: Natural Gas, Oil Boilers/ Heat Pump/ Solar Thermal/ Biomass/ Chiller. Control: DHW/ Mixing Zone (Outdoor Reset)/ Air Handling/ Snow Melt Control/ Humidification/ Pool, Spa. Integrate: Bacnet/ Lonworks/ Modbus/ 0-10V/ 4-20mA.

Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance Certification ProgramQualifies precast concrete manufacturers who fabricate structural, architectural and specialty precast concrete products, including concrete pipe and underground utility and drainage products. The program validates capabilities of superior quality assurance for owners, agencies, specifiers, and producers.

Efficiency Nova Scotia - Did you know installing energy efficient upgrades can make your commercial space more comfortable for tenants while saving on your bottom line? From new builds, building retrofits, optimizing controls and everything in between, we can safely help with incentives, financing, and expert advice.

Entuitive - We work with our clients to provide sustainable solutions throughout the asset lifecycle from inception, planning, design and construction through to operations, certification, and renewal.

FABRIQ architecture - FABRIQ architecture is a Montreal-based firm that delivers innovative and sustainable design solutions for clients in the public and private sectors. Currently have eight

certified or underway. RJC Engineers - Our passion around environmentally responsible design forces us to challenge norms regarding energy efficiencies and materials used on every one of our projects.

Several recent LiveRoof® Ontario projects in downtown Toronto all incorporate biodiverse green roofs which are attracting and assisting the re-establishment of species of insects, invertebrates, birds and other animals that have not lived in any great numbers in the city core for many years. And at the same time these vegetated roofs provide stormwater control services difficult to achieve in a dense city core in other ways. Read the one-page case study at https://sabmagazine.com/case-studies/.

February 15 and 16, 2023; Vancouver Convention Centre West Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the holistic building industry. Join industry professionals who are evolving traditions and accelerating innovation. Early Bird Offer on all passes until January 13, 2023.

Greenbuild Pavilion: A curated exhibition experience and networking.

Climate Resiliency & Retrofit Learning Lab: Seminars from global leaders showcasing the latest advancements in climate resiliency and building retrofits.

BUILDEX Main Stage: The grandstand for big ideas, industry Keynotes, and community partners at the heart of the tradeshow floor.

TECHCENTRIC: Conference stage set among emerging technology start-ups and internationally renowned software providers. https://informaconnect.com/buildex-vancouver/

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Find out more at: www.precastcertification.ca The CPCQA Certification Program qualifies precast concrete manufacturers who fabricate structural, architectural and specialty precast concrete products, including concrete pipe and underground utility and drainage products. The program validates capabilities of superior quality assurance for owners, agencies, specifiers, and producers. Environmentally responsive and holistic engineering Our passion around environmentally responsible design forces us to challenge norms regarding energy efficiencies and materials used on every one of our projects. rjc.ca Grosvenor Ambleside Phase 1 LEED Gold equivalent standard RJC Engineers CASE STUDY: BRINGING BIODIVERSITY TO THE HEART OF THE CITY WITH POLLINATOR ROOFS BUILDEX VANCOUVER
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ATLANTIC PLACE TAKES TOP HONOUR AT LUMINARY AWARDS

SWISSPACER AND UBLO COOPERATE ON INNOVATIVE SYSTEM FOR ROOM VENTILATION IN EUROPE

Atlantic Place, the 355,000 sq. ft. office and retail space and one of the largest buildings in downtown St. John’s, took home the Big Award in the Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro takeCharge Luminary Awards. The Luminary Awards recognize companies, organizations, communities, and individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador who are taking brilliant steps to use energy wisely – and inspiring others to do the same. The Big Award acknowledges a participant that, through energy efficient upgrades, has seen the most significant increase in their energy savings. Atlantic Place reduced HVAC energy consumption by 16.6%, over 1,000,000 kWh, equating to $107,000 in energy saving using Ecopilot® artificial intelligence technology.

The Ublo system offers a new concept for the natural ventilation of office and commercial space, but also living space. Integrated directly into the window’s or façade's insulating glass, the round ventilation module ensures efficient air circulation at all times, without having to open windows or doors, and also offers numerous advantages in terms of air quality control and comfort. SWISSPACER’s integrated warm edge spacer bars contribute to the high energy efficiency of this innovation, which was developed in Asia and is now becoming available in Europe. The system consists of a round polycarbonate module with a diameter of 150 millimetres installed in the required number directly in the insulating glass with single, double or triple glazing which have been fitted with corresponding “holes”. www.swisspacer.com and www.ublo-window.com

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L-R Tobias Janes, Ecopilot; Peter Upshall, Newfoundland Power; Brandon Copeland, Martek; Jennie King, Ecopilot.
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ST. BENEDICT CHURCH

Achieving net-zero-energy sets the bar high for community buildings

This new suburban church in Milton ON was designed in response to the 2015 Papal Encyclical Laudato si’, On Care for Our Common Home; a call to action to address the ecological crisis facing all life on earth. The document affirms that issues of economics, social justice, and ecology are inseparable.

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Thus, the parish wanted to create a welcoming facility, not only for their own faith community but also for the broader community they serve. The building program is organized to embrace a central entrance courtyard and gathering space. Both the worship space and social hall have expansive glazing to ensure that the community activities taking place within are visible to all.

In terms of energy use and environmental impact, the parish established goals for the project of netzero operating energy with net-zero carbon emissions and a substantial reduction in the embodied carbon of the completed building. To that end, the building envelope was designed with R-60 effective for the roof, R-35 effective for the walls, R-15 effective for the slab on grade and buried ductwork, and R-8 for exterior glazing. Careful consideration was given to the elimination of thermal bridging; superior air tightness and the incorporation of a 95 KW Solar photovoltaic system.

Another goal was to source and specify local materials and labor to better support the regional economy; and to use natural materials wherever possible. Ninety-five percent of all materials and labour were regionally sourced; including structural wood components for the roof, locally quarried stone, and locally produced steel roofing.

1. The tower designates the location of the sanctuary. Limestone on the exterior, quarried from the nearby Niagara Escarpment, encloses the highly insulated envelope and anchors the building in its geological context.

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ROAM TRANSIT Operations and Training Centre

Light industrial meets the CAGBC Net Zero Carbon Standard

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1. The building program includes offices, a driver training classroom, a state-of-the-art training simulator, staff lunchroom, washrooms, and ancillary support spaces.

The design of the Roam Transit Operations and Training Centre responds to the challenge of creating a CAGBC Net Zero Carbon Standard facility in an area that is both a Canadian National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Operated by the Town of Banff, the new centre supports the operations of the Roam Transit bus fleet in the Bow Valley, encouraging the shift to alternative transportation in Banff National Park. The single storey 1,414 m2 building stores 12 buses inside, with a canopy structure to cover an additional 20 buses on the exterior. The building program also includes offices, a driver training classroom, a state-of-the-art training simulator, staff lunchroom, washrooms, and ancillary support spaces.

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SABMag - WINTER 2023 19 CALGARY | EDMONTON www.mtalink.com Urban Design + Architecture + Interior Design + Building Envelope + Sustainability Roam Transit Operations and Training Centre | Banff, AB | CaGBC Zero Carbon Design Award Winner 2022 WE are a strong voice for innovative design thinking and are committed stewards of the environment. We are driven by a passion and commitment to responsible design by helping our clients and our communities make tomorrow better than today Leading Canadian supplier of high performance triple-glazed, alu-clad wood windows & doors 416.234.1033 vettawindows.com 416 234-1033 www.vettawindows.com • Aluminum clad triple-glazed wood windows and doors • High performance, Passive House and FSC certified • German steel hardware • All custom-made to your shape, size, colour specifications • High grade anti theft and acoustic barrier performance LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows SUBSCRIBE TO THE SABMAG E-NEWS https://sabmagazine.com/newsletter Subscribe to the SABMag monthly e-news to stay informed of news and events in Canadian sustainable design, of new releases of SABMag and the CAGBC FOCUS publications, the Canadian Green Building Awards, and more.

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How construction can build COMMUNITY CAPITAL

Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals through Integration of Social Procurement in Construction Projects

Every purchase has an economic, environmental, cultural, and social impact. Social procurement is the intentional effort to leverage social value outcomes from existing purchasing. With social procurement, price is no longer the only consideration; rather it is weighed against other factors.

When we use social procurement to purchase goods, services, or to choose a construction contractor, we are deliberately balancing the environmental impact, the social value outcomes, the product or service requirements, and the price.

Over the past decade we have witnessed the emergence of social procurement policies and initiatives across numerous corporate and political entities, as they adjust their historic purchasing criteria from lowest price to best value. Leveraging a social value from their existing buying offers an opportunity to solve persistent and complex social and environmental issues, which achieve the UN Sustainability Goals.

The Role of Government

Recognizing their purchasing power, governments have become the prime movers in the social procurement initiatives. “As the largest public buyer of goods and services, the Government of Canada can use its purchasing power for the greater good. We are using our purchasing power to contribute to socio-economic benefits for Canadians, increase competition in our procurements and foster innovation in Canada.”1

The size and breadth of governments’ purchasing power includes billions of dollars of spending every year on construction projects and infrastructure investments. From school building repairs, building a new firehall, a road replacement, or a new bridge, they all require hiring labour and purchasing a myriad of goods and services.

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8X On The Park

LEED Gold tower makes rigorous commitment to detail

Amid the many ubiquitous residential towers of downtown Vancouver, 8X On The Park stands out for its nuanced, contextual response to the varied urban context and its attention to detail. GBL Architects guided the project through a complex, decade-long planning and design process that culminated in a 35-storey mixed-use tower of striking presence on the Vancouver skyline.

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8X On The Park sits at the corner of Richards and Helmcken Street in Vancouver’s upscale Yaletown district, along the northern edge of Emery Barnes Park. Transformation of this intersection began on the northwest corner 10 years ago, with Jubilee House, an affordable housing project, also involving a collaboration between GBL and Brenhill.

1. Transformation of the intersection where 8X On The Park rests began 10 years ago with Jubilee House, an affordable housing project. The two projects represent a substantial contribution to the neighbourhood of market, rental, and affordable housing units.

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SABMag - WINTER 2023 31 THE ANNUAL GUIDE â LEED
products
project
â Companies listed in bold have 1/8-page listings containing
are
version of the Directory Visit the Directory online for Listings organized by Product Category and by LEED Category https://sabmagazine.com/product-directory/ FOR SUSTAINABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING CANADIAN DIRECTORY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 23 20
categories noted for the
listed in the following pages are intended to show how these products can potentially help a
earn LEED v4 points
more information, and
linked to their websites from the online

LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS

ACO Systems

Architek SBP

Bayview Cycle Centre

Bike Up

Biogreen Systems Ltd.

Busch Systems Ltd.

Carmanah Technologies

Champagne Edition Inc.

Colbond Inc.

Contech Construction Products Inc.

CRS Electronics

Deltalok Inc. – Green Retaining Wall Structures

D. Litchfield & Co Ltd.

Envirobond Products Corporation

Gator International

GE WattStation

Green Screen

GSE Lining Technology, Inc.

Hydrotech Membrane Corporation

Integrated Paving Concepts Inc.

Invisible Structures Inc.

Liveroof Ontario Inc.

Maglin Site Furniture

Midpoint International Inc.

Millennium Decking

Molok North America Ltd.

Mutual Materials

N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd. Nitterhouse

Permacon

Pontarolo Engineering Inc.

Roth North America

Smart Ditch

South Side Air

Sto Corp. North America

Syntal Products Ltd.

Tatlors Recyled Plastics Inc.

Techno Protection

TerraFirm Enterprises Terratechnik

Unilock

Wishbone Site Furnishings

RAINWATER HARVESTING

Bordna Mona Inc.

Catec Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Jay R. Smith Co.

Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc.

ZCL Composites Inc.

STORMWATER

Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting Ltd.

Ideal Fit

Langley Concrete Group Roth North America

Royal Liner

EXTERIOR

ACO SYSTEMS

Increasingly extreme weather must be counteracted by more complex and sophisticated drainage concepts. ACO achieves this with intelligent system solutions which have a dual purpose: protecting people from water, and water from people. Every ACO product within the ACO system chain therefore safely controls the water as it passes along the chain to ensure that it can be ecologically and economically reused in a viable way.

The Langley Concrete Group of Companies is the largest independent precast operation in Western Canada.

Product lines dedicated to Stormwater Treatment include Oil Interceptors, Stormceptors, Jellyfish Filters, and Filterra.

www.langleyconcretegroup.com

LEED

Roth North America provides

cisterns,

LEED BD+C, O+M: SS-Rainwater Management

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SITE | LANDSCAPING | RAINWATER HARVESTING
475.Supply Advanced Panel Products Ltd. Airfoam Industries
All Weather Insulated Panels Alumicor Building Excellence Architek SBP Arclin Arriscraft Building Stone ATS Sales/Spectrum Unity Canadian Brass and Copper Co. CBC Metals and Processing CBR Products
CFP Woods/Cayaki Charred Wood Century Wood Products Inc. Dryvit Systems Canda Dupont/Tyvek Engineered Assemblies Flynn Canada Ltd. Fraser Wood Siding Insulspan
PREMIER TANK. PREMIER WARRANTY. PREMIER SYSTEM
water
rainwater harvesting tanks, septic tanks, and more, consisting of an inner layer of FDA approved virgin HDPE, two inside layers of PE for improved stability, plus one outer layer of black and UV-stabilized PE. Low profile, 100% watertight, and Lifetime corrosion protection.
www.roth-america.com 866-943-7256 LEED BC+C, O+M: SS-Rainwater Management, WE- Outdoor Water Use Reduction
LEED Homes: SS-Rainwater Management, WE- Outdoor Water Use
containment
emptied
containers
saving, efficient
odour free.
MOLOK® DEEP COLLECTION™ SYSTEM The Molok® Deep Collection™ system is an award-winning semi-underground waste
system. Twenty years in North America and
by crane, Molok®
are space
and
www.molokna.com 519-323-9909 LEED NC MRp-1, MRc-4
BD+C, O+M: SS- Rainwater Management
www.acocan.ca
info@langleyconcretegroup.com (604) 533 - 1656

Kawneer Company Inc.

Kingspan Insulated Panels

KlipTech Composites

LP SmartSide

McGill Architectural Products Metl-Span

Nichiha

P.F.B Corporation

Siga

Sound Solutions

Spectrum Unity Stonerox

Terramai

Thames Valley Brick and Tile

Triton Logging Company

Uniboard Canada Linc.

United Stages Aluminum VicWest

ROOFING

BioRoof Systems

Caradoc Green Roofs Ltd.

Carlisle Construction Materials

Crowe Building Products Ltd.

Detec Systems

Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc.

Elevated Landscape Technologies Inc.

ELT Easy Green Green Roof System

Envirospec Incorporated

Firestone Building Products G.E.M. Inc./Euroshield

Green Innovations

Green Over Grey Green Space Roofing Hydrotech Membrane Corporation

Jakob Inc.

Johns Manville

Lexcan Limited Liveroof Ontario Inc.

Metl-Span Metal Roofing Alliance

N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd. Sika/Sarnafil

Soprema

Siplast Lcopal Inc. Tremco

VaproShield

Vitaroofs

W.R. Meadows of Canada

XeroFlor North America

ZinCo Canada

STRUCTURE

Amvic ICF

Bailey Metal Products Ltd.

Bone Structure

Butler Buildings CanadaCanadian Brass and Copper Co.

Canam / Murox

Century Wood Products

CertainTeed Hycrete, Inc.

International Timberframes

Lafarge North America Inc.

Logix Insulated Concrete Forms

McKillican International Inc.

Meiser Canada

Nedlaw Living Walls Nordic Engineered Wood Nucor-Yamato Steel Nudura Polycrete Project Frog

Roseburg Forest Products Simple Concept Structurlam

Super Sky Products Walters Inc.

Western Archrib

RADON MITIGATION

Radon Environmental Management Corp.

A recognized leader in the development and manufacture of municipal grade outdoor furniture. Using recycled plastics and metals, Wishbone products speak innovation through design that is aesthetically pleasing and functional.

866-626-0476

WishboneLtd.com

LEED BD+C, ID+C: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials. LEED Home:

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Environmentally Preferable Products
SITE FURNISHINGS Architek SBP Inc. is the Canadian leader in Intregrated Living Building systems: green roofs, living walls, green facades and water management [building site water conservation and storm water mitigation]. www.architek.com info@architek.com 1-888-317-9226 LEED BD+C: SS- Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction; WE-Outdoor Water Use Reduction; Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; LEED O+M: Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction Using only natural materials, Arriscraft manufactures superior stone that delivers the aesthetic and performance qualities of quarried stone. Arriscraft offers full-bed stone, thin-clad solutions and brick products, plus natural limestone quarried in Ontario.
LEED MR Credit 4 – Recycled Content; MR Credit 5 – Manufacturer’s Location; MR Credit 5 – Distance from Raw Material Suppliers to Project Site Credit - LEED v4 Building product disclosure and optimizationenvironmental product declarations Airfoam.com
Industries is a proud North American manufacturer of high-performance building envelope products. With insulation solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications,
your LEED building with Airfoam.
BD+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance; MR-Building Product Disclosure and Optimization –Environmental Product Declarations LEED
EA-Envelope Insulation; MR-Environmentally
Products STRUCTURE & EXTERIOR ENVELOPE
WISHBONE
www.arriscraft.com
Airfoam
build
LEED
Homes:
Preferable

CAYAKI specializes in interior & exterior charred siding. Raw material is sourced and made in Canada utilizing Red & White Cedar which are two widely renowned wood species for their rot-proof, as well as insect and weather-resistant properties. CAYAKI is a market leader in knowing how to properly char and apply a wide range of eye-catching colours and textures.

- Muntz Metal, Architectural Bronze, Silicon Bronze, Coppers, Brasses, Aluminum.

- Stainless Steels: Satin, Hairline & Mirror.

- Coloured Stainless Sheet: Black, Bronze, Brass & various others. Anodized Aluminum.

- CBC EZ Metal (matte finish Stainless for Roofing & Cladding).

LEED BD+C : M&R-Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction, Construction and Demolition Waste Management

Engineered Assemblies brings innovative building envelope solutions to architects and owners across North America. EA imports and supplies world-class lightweight façade materials and substructure assemblies including our patented, Canadian-made TcLip™. Experts in rear-ventilated rainscreen (RVRS), EA provides design assistance with the SYSTEM2-v2 Design Guide available for download on our website.

Visit www.engineeredassemblies.com to learn more, or to request a Lunch & Learn.

LEED

LEED

For nearly 25 years, LP® SmartSide® products have delivered advanced durability and longer-lasting beauty, earning a reputation as one of the highest-performing and most preferred siding brands on the market. LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products are must-have materials and can help builders qualify for green building programs. In fact, our LP SmartSide products are carbon-negative, making them a great solution for clients who desire sustainable products with minimal impact on the environment.

Visit lpcorp.com for more info. 1-888-820-0325

LEED BD+C: MR-Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Material Ingredients

LEED Homes: MR-Environmentally Preferable Products

34 SABMag - WINTER 2023 * companies in bold have a 1/8-page listing VISIT THE ONLINE DIRECTORY AT: HTTPS://SABMAGAZINE.COM/PRODUCT-DIRECTORY/ STRUCTURE & EXTERIOR ENVELOPE
BD + C: MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials
LEED
CAYAKI CHARRED WOOD SUSTAINABLE & ECOLOGICAL
is the premier pre-vegetated green roof system available across
Regionally grown modules with vegetation specifically selected and tested for your climate by the
professionals at LiveRoof. Wind uplift tested according
BD+C: SS- Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction; WE-Outdoor Water Use Reduction; Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; LEED O+M: Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction We manufacture DLT in Golden, BC using local wood. Wood100® DLT is a 100% wood, no glue product. Stacked and cross laminated DLT panels. Design, engineering, manufacturing and installation services available. A healthy, sustainable and energy efficient building product.
LEED BD+C : M&R-Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials, and Material Ingredients; IEQ: Low-Emitting Materials WOOD100® DLT FROM INTERNATIONAL TIMBERFRAMES
519-983-3038 sales@cfpwoods.com www.cfpwoods.com LiveRoof
Canada.
horticultural
to CSA A123.24-15. [800] 875-1392 www.LiveRoof.ca LEED
www.itimberf.com
Fraser Wood Siding manufactures premium quality prefinished wood siding and Shingles. Made from Canadian softwood, sustainably harvested from 100% PEFC Certified forests and backed by an industry leading warranty. (888) 457-3898 fraserwoodsiding.com
BC+C: MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; Building Product Disclosure and Optimization- Material Ingredients
LEED BD+C:MR-Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials
Homes: MR-Environmentally Preferable Products 475.Supply is a trusted source for building envelope knowledge and materials: Pro Clima airsealing, Gutex wood fiber board insulation, Lamilux skylights, Brink heat recovery ventilation, and more. Plus, download free Smart Enclosure guides today! Foursevenfive.ca AIRSEALING INSULATION KNOWLEDGE
LEED Homes: MR-Environmentally Preferable Products
LEED
Humber College Barrett Centre for Technology and Innovation. Architect: Perkins&Will.
- Technical service available in English et en Français. www.cbcmetals.ca 1-800-845-1134 CBC METALS AND PROCESSING
BD+C: MR – Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Sourcing of Raw Materials © TRS Building Envelope Corp. Photography © Amanda Cairns.

DYNAMIC GLASS

SageGlass View Dynamic Glass

INSULATION

Accurate Dorwin

Arxx Building Products

BASF Canada Benolec Llt.

BioBased Insulation

Demilec, Heatlok Soya

Dura Foam/Canadian Industrial Distributors Inc.

Dow Building Solutions

Durisol Building Systems Inc.

Efficiency Nova Scotia Emercor Ltd.

Good Shepard Wool Insulation

Icynene Insulation

Igloo Cellulose Inc. IntegraSpec

Isolofoam Group

Kingspan Insulated Panels Knauf Insulation

Logix Insulated Concrete Forms

Louiseville Specialty Products Magwall Inc. Monoglass Inc. Nudura Corporation

Owens Corning

PFSI - Polarfoam Soya

Phil Insul Corp Plastiques Cellulaires Polyfoam Inc.

Polycrete Rockwool SealTight SilveRboard®

Tech-Crete Processors Ltd. Thermapan Thermo-Cell Industries Ltd. Therm-O-Comfort Co Ltd.

SHADING

C/S Construction Specialties Convenience Group Inc.

Fraser Shading Systems Inc. Hunter Douglas Canada Ltd.

McGill Architectural Products

MechoShade Systems, Inc.

Sun Glow Window Covering Canada

SunProject Toro Inc.

Urban Edge Shading Inc.

WINDOWS AND DOORS

Advanced Glazing Systems

All Weather Windows

Allan Window Technologies

Belisle Ancestral Doors & Windows

Cascadia Design Products

Cascadia Windows Ltd.

Clearstream Architectural Glass Cossins Windows Canada Ltd.

CWD Windows & Doors Donat Flamand Inc. Duo-Gard Industries Inc. Duxton Windows & Doors

Eco Insulating Glass Edgetech I.G. Inc.

ENERsign Windows+Doors

EuroLine Windows

Fibertec Window and Door

Fulton Windows/Oldcastle

High Performance Glass Ltd.

Hi-Tech Energy Windows

Inline Fiberglass Ltd.

Innotech Windows + Doors

JELD-WEN Windows & Doors

Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems

LiteZone™ Insulating Glass

Loewen Windows

Marvin Windows and Doors

North Star Windows & Doors

NZP Fenestration passivhaus windows and doors

Pollard Windows

Solatube International Inc.

Thermotech Windows Ltd.

UNILUX WIndows and Doors

Velux

VETTA Building Technologies inc.

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THERMAL, WINDOWS & DYNAMIC GLASS
1/8-page listing Green Roof and Living Wall Plants, including native grasses and perennials as well as site specific custom grows. Licensed growers of the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System™. 604-530-9300 www.NATSnursery.com LEED NC SS 5.5, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 / WE 1.1, 1.2 / EA 1.1 to 1.19 / MR 2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 NATS NURSERY LTD. 888.527.4717 | 778.327.4717 www.radoncorp.com info@radoncorp.com BUILDING BEYOND THE STANDARD: Radon Environmental is a building and environmental health sciences company reducing public exposures to radon gas. We provide code-evaluated, high-performance radon mitigation solutions for commercial and residential builds, including Radon Guard™ ventilation-insulation structural panels and Radon Block™ barrier membrane. Find radon measurement tools in our Testing Shop. LEED BD+C and O+M: EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes: EA-Air Infiltration SIGA is a leader in the development and production of high-performance adhesive tapes and membranes for air-and weather-tight building envelopes. SIGA’s vision is a world with zero-energy loss buildings. Available product categories: - Flashing tapes - Weather barriers - Air barriers - Vapour control layers - Moisture protection for CLT https://www.siga.swiss/ca_en VISIT THE WEB VERSION of the Product Directory to see the listings organized by Product Category and LEED Category www.sabmagazine.com/ product-directory/ FOR SUSTAINABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING CANADIAN DIRECTORY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 23 20
* companies in bold have a

* companies in bold have a 1/8-page listing

FLOORING

Abet Laminati

American Biltrite

Arclin

Bamboo Direct

Bentley Prince Street, Inc. Bona US

Camino Modular Systems Inc.

Century Wood Products Inc.

Ceramica Concept

Colin Campbell Columbia Forest Products

C/S Construction Specialties Country Wood Inc. Dinoflex

Elite Flooring Eterna

Flexco Corp

Forbo Flooring Systems FreeAxez USA

Goodfellow Inc.

Healthiest Home Building Supplies

Ideal Fit Interface

Interstyle ceramic + glass ltd.

Jelinek Cork Group Johnsonite

Mapei

Maxxon

MirageBoa-Franc Inc Mondo Flooring

Nadurra Wood Corp.

Nora Systems, Inc.

Norelco Cabinets Ltd.

Olympia Tile International Inc.

Orchid Ceramics

Roppe Corporation USA

Shaw Contract Group Sierra Pine Ltd.

Solida Cork/Eraco International

Taproot

Tarkett

Tate Access Floors

Teragren

The Tandus Group Torlys

Turion Bamboo Traders

Victor Innovatex

Vintage Prefinished Wood Flooring W.R. Meadows

Wood Anchor

INTERIOR PRODUCTS

Artech Ceiling Specialties

Arborite

Armstrong World Industries

Aya Kitchens & Bath

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Thames Valley Brick & Tile - a trusted source for Clay Face Brick, Thin Brick and Paving Brick, including LEED qualifying products, that meet the challenges of the Canadian architectural and designer marketplace. 800-567-5800 www.thamesvalleybrick.com info@thamesvalleybrick.com LEED BD + C: MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials CASCADIA WINDOWS & DOORS LEED BD+C and ID+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes: EA-Windows Cascadia offers high-performance fiberglass solutions for window wall, windows and doors, and storefront glazing. From Passive House projects to high-rise buildings, Cascadia’s fiberglass windows offer unparalleled thermal and structural performance. www.cascadiawindows.com LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows The Future is FIBERGLASS • Super low U-values • Tough frames • Beautiful aesthetics • Passive House Applications 204.339.6456 duxtonwindows.com Fort St. John Passive House, Low Hammond Rowe Architect, RENU Engineering Inc. | WCPG Construction Ltd. LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows WindowsPassive House Institute certified Windows and Doors. • Cold Climate • Energy efficient and future-proof • Visionary performance • Clean aesthetics • Certified NAFS/NFRC US / CA www.enersign.com

Octopus Products Limited

Busch Systems Ltd.

Busch Systems Ltd.

C/S Construction Specialtie Century Wood Inc.

C/S Construction Specialtie Century Wood Products Inc.

CertainTeed AirRenew Essential CGC Inc.

CertainTeed AirRenew Essential CGC Inc.

Columbia Forest Products CORFLEX

Columbia Forest Products CORFLEX

Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd.

Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd.

Ecomix Environ Biocomposites GenYDoors Inc

Georgia-Pacific Canada Inc.

Ecomix Environ Biocomposites GenYDoors Inc Georgia-Pacific Canada Inc.

Herman Miller Canada Inc. Homasote Company

Herman Miller Canada Inc. Homasote Company Ice Stone Keilhauer Knoll, Inc. Lambton Doors Lynden Doors Mapei Masonite Architectural

Ice Stone Keilhauer Knoll, Inc. Lambton Doors Lynden Doors Mapei Masonite Architectural Nedlaw Living Walls

Innotech

Olympia Tile International Inc. Renovators ReSource Roseburg Forest Products Tectum Acoustical Roof Deck Teknion Limited

Nedlaw Living Walls

Octopus Products Limited Olympia Tile International Inc. Renovators ReSource Roseburg Forest Products Shaw Contract

Tectum Acoustical Roof Deck Teknion Limited

The Global Group Timber Products Company TMI Direct Treasured Timbers Inc. Trove

Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.

The Global Group TMI Direct Treasured Timbers Inc.

Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd. Valhalla Wood Preservatives Ltd.

PAINTS

American Formulating & Manufacturing

Benjamin Moore

Boomerang Recycled Paint CBR Products Dulux/PPG Eco Stucco

www.innotech-windows.com

LEED

LEED Homes:EA-Windows

Laurentide Resources Inc.

PAINTS

American Formulating & Manufacturing

Benjamin Moore

Boomerang Recycled Paint

CBR Products Dulux/PPG Eco Stucco

Peintures Laurentide PPG Industries, Architectural Coatings Pratt & Lambert Premium Products Inc. Sansin Corp. Schwartz Chemical Corporation Sico/PPG

Laurentide Resources Inc. Peintures Laurentide PPG Industries, Architectural Coatings

Pratt & Lambert

Premium Products Inc. Sansin Corp. Schwartz Chemical Corporation Sico/PPG

JELD-WEN® is one of the world’s largest solution providers to the building products industry and one of Canada's most recognized Window and Door brands. We believe a home is more than just shelter, it’s your legacy. So we design and manufacture products that are innovative, energy efficient and of the highest quality to build lasting value for the homeowners and the professionals who use them.

www.jeld-wen.ca/en-ca/ LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows

Kohltech’s Windows and Doors combine beauty and craftsmanship with performance and energy efficiency. With an extensive array of glass and decorative options, as well as ENERGY STAR and Passive House certified products, Kohltech can meet your project needs.

www.kohltech.com

LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance

LEED Homes:EA-Windows

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FINISH PRODUCTS
COATINGS AND INTERIOR
INLINE FIBERGLASS LTD.
BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows Our fiberglass windows and doors offer: • Time-tested durability • Superior energy efficiency • Residential and commercial applications in LEED-certified
Gold, and Silver projects. Canada & USA
Series 3000 windows are Passive House International certified.
Net zero Helio Building using Inline Fiberglass Series 325 and Series 400 Windows, and Series 4500 Doors. Environmental Product Declaration now available for our selected products, certified by ASTM International.
LEED
Platinum,
INLINE
www.inlinefiberglass.com
BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance
Windows + Doors is a BC-based manufacturer of Passive House Institute certified fenestration systems for deeply sustainable custom residences and multi-family developments.

®

CONTROLS

Automated Logic

CorporationDelta Controls Inc.

Distech Controls Inc.

Douglas Lighting Control

Cristal Controls

Echoflex Solutions Inc.

Ecobee

Ecopilot

Energex Inc.

EnergyBank

Isolation Algon 2000 Inc.

Jaga Canada Climate Systems Inc.

JAS Filtration Inc.

Klimatrol

Kiko Water Systems

L2B Environmental Systems Inc.

Legalett

Lochinvar/Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc.

Mammoth-WEBCO Inc.

Maritime Geothermal/Nordic

PLUMBING

Aquatech/Lochinvar

Bosch Water Heating Caroma Inc.

De Dietrich Boilers

Eco Innovation

GROHE Canada Inc.

HeatLink group Inc. Moen Canada

Insulating glass for the world’s most

• Ultimate Energy Efficiency - 2.5 times greater than triple-pane windows

• Extreme Longevity

• Lowest Life Cycle Costs

• Superior Human Comfort - constant window inside surface temperatures

• Excellent Sound Insulation

www.litezone.ca

LEED BD+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance

LEED Homes: EA -Windows

Honeywell Building Solutions

Texmar Control Systems

Viessmann Control Solutions

WattStopper

Zero Footprint

ELECTRICAL

Dyson Canada

VÄNEE Deco-Touch™

GROUND SOURCE

Airtechni

Boreal Geothermal Inc.

CGC Group

Delta Geothermaique .

HVAC

Airia Brands Inc.

Aquatech/Lochinvar

Big Ass Fans

Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.

NTI Boilers

Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Inc.

RadiantLink Infloor Heating

Runtal North America, Inc.

Seresco

Step Warmfloor Ontario Ltd.

Tate Access Floors

Tempeff Inc.

Termobuild TermoDeck Canada

Therma-Ray Inc.

Uponor Ltd.

Venmar Ventilation Inc. Ventacity’s Smart Ventilation Viessmann Control Solutions

Marathon International/Baxi Marathon International/Eternal Noritz

RenewABILITY Energy Inc.

ReTherm Energy Systems Inc. Rheem Canada Ltd.

Taco Takagi Canada, Inc. Uponor Ltd.

PLUMBING FIXTURES

American Standard Canada

Blanco Canada Inc.

Clivus Multrum Inc.

Crane Plumbing Corporation

Duravit Elkay Kohler

Masco Canada

Novanni Stainless Inc.

NZP FENESTRATION PASSIVHAUS WINDOWS AND DOORS

NZP Fenestration is a passivhaus certified tilt and turn window manufacturer located in Quebec, Canada. We offer high-performance products and support from our team of experts from the production of the plans to the installation. Our uPVC profile allows us to manufacture very large dimensions, install the best triple glazing available and significantly reduce your energy use.

www.nzpfenestration.com

LEED

LEED Homes: EA-Windows

Broan-NuTone Canada Inc.

Busch Systems International Inc.

Carver Climate System

CGC Group

Conematic Heating Systems Inc.

Continental Fan/Aeroflow

Daikin Applied

Enershield Air Barrier

Engineered Air

Fantech

IPEX Inc.

LIGHTING

Acuity Brands

Cree Lighting Canada

Eaton Cooper Lighting

GE Lighting

H.E. Williams, Inc.

Hubbell Canada LP

Illumineer Ltd.

Ledalite Architectural Products Inc.

Leviton

Osram Sylvania Ltd.

Philips Lighting

NTI boilers

Rinnai

Sancor Industries Ltd.

Sloan Valve / Dobbin Sales Water Matrix Inc. Waterless Co.

SOLAR/PV

Sanyo Canada Inc.

Siemens Building Technologies Ltd.

VCT Group

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COATINGS AND INTERIOR FINISH PRODUCTS
BD+C and ID+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance
energy-efficient window

416 234-1033 www.vettawindows.com

LEED Homes:EA-Windows

FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS

Marmoleum is CO2 neutral (from cradle to gate) due to natural ingredients that absorb carbon dioxide and a low energy production process, resulting in a sustainable floor that looks beautiful and lasts over 30 years.

1-800-268-8108 www.forboflooringna.com

LEED BD+C and ID+C: MR-Source Reduction:Mercury, Lead, Cadmium. Copper; Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; Low-Emitting Materials

Non-toxic mineral wood stain for all of your untreated wood projects. One application only. Just add water, stir, and apply. Colour maturation varies between a brown to grey. www.valhalco.com 250-358-2661

LEED BD+C: MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients: EQ- Low-Emitting Materials. LEED for Homes: MR – Environmentally Preferable Products; EQ- Low-Emitting Products

CENTURY WOOD PRODUCTS INC.

Operating since 1997, Century Wood Products reclaims historic wood from vintage buildings for restoring or replicating that which is old, and to add character to new designs. We offer custom-milled antique solid wood flooring, reclaimed timber and mantels, and antique hand-hewn and re-sawn boards for cabinets or millwork.

century-wood.com

LEED BD+C and ID+C: MR- Life-Cycle Impact Reduction, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients; EQ-Low-Emitting Materials

Dulux Paints operates the largest network of company-owned paint stores across Canada. Our highly experienced team of account representatives provides specification and on-site support and we have the scale to deliver outstanding services to help you meet any of your design challenges.

www.dulux.ca/pro

LEED BD+C and ID+C

EQ- Low-Emitting Materials

MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations; MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients

LEED for Homes EQ- Low-Emitting Products

BIG ASS FANS

Big Ass Fans is the world’s preeminent manufacturer of airflow products. We engineer and purpose-build our products to provide significant energy savings and improve occupant comfort year-round. Send us your projects today for a free airflow and energysaving analysis. 844-924-4277 www.bigassfans.ca nick.georgescu@bigassfans.com

LEED ID+C, EA: Optimize Energy Performance, IEQ: Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies, Thermal Comfort, ID+C: Innovation in design

Daikin Applied designs and manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Our goal is to deliver superior air quality and energy efficiency to every solution with innovation in advanced technology, IoT, and next generation compressors.

www.daikinapplied.com

LEED BD+C, O+M: EA-Optimize Energy Performance, EQ-Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies

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| PLUMBING | HVAC | RENEWABLES * companies in bold have a 1/8-page listing
ELECTRICAL
AQUATECH™ delivers the market with high efficiency products. LEED v4 Category potential for New Construction for energy performance. Lochinvar People. Solutions. Value. Represented by
triple-glazed
and doors
• Aluminum clad
wood windows
High performance, Passive House and FSC certified
• German steel hardware
All custom-made to your shape, size, colour specifications
• High grade anti theft and acoustic barrier performance
LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance
VALHALLA WOOD PRESERVATIVES LTD.

Ecopilot®’s real-time energy management system interfaces to any building automation system to optimize HVAC performance every two-minutes and reduce HVAC energy consumption by up to 40% annually.

Specifying made simple. BIM models and CSI 3-part specifications make it easy to spec quality residential and commercial ventilation products providing a healthy indoor environment where people live and work.

www.fantech.net 1-800-565-3548

LEED BD+C, ID+C and O+M

EA- Optimize Energy Performance

EQ- Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies

THE HVAC SOLUTION TO DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

www.ecopilotAI.com

LEED O+M: EA-Optimize Energy Performance

RINNAI

More North American Developers Rely on Rinnai for hot water than any other tankless manufacturer. Capable of meeting any demand, Rinnai residential and commercial water heating solutions save money, space and provide energy-efficient operation. Count on worry-free hot water with the industry's leading warranty.

Rinnai.ca | 1-800-621-9419

EED BD+C, O+M: EA – Optimize Energy Performance

LEED Homes: EA – Efficient Domestic Hot Water Equipment; High-Efficiency Appliances

LEED for Homes

EA- Space Heating and Cooling Equipment; EQ- Ventilation

Mitsubishi Electric offers a wide range of solutions for the residential and commercial market including:

Air Source VRF , Water Source VRF, Hybrid VRF, Single-Split, Multi-Split, Hydronics and Ventilation.

MitsubishiElectric.ca

LEED BD+C, ID+C and O+M

EA- Optimize Energy Performance EQ- Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies.

RADIANTLINK

RadiantLink creates comfort, address indoor air quality and reduce your carbon foot print. Infloor heating and passive infloor cooling is affordable with the RadiantLink system. Proudly made in Canada.

www.radiantlink.ca

LEED Homes: EA- Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems, Space Heating and Cooling Equipment EQ- Low-Emitting Products, Contaminant Control, ID - Innovation

SLOAN VALVE

How can Sloan products help your project? Sloan’s EPDs are produced in accordance with international standards and verified by an independent third party to ensure the data we communicate is credible, resulting in full LEED Material and Resource credits for your project.

Dobbin Sales: 1-800-565-8515 www.dobbinsales.com

TEMPEFF INC.

Building on over 20 years of European innovation, Tempeff is pleased to offer air to air Dual Core® energy recovery ventilation equipment with up to 90% energy efficiency in winter without any requirement for an energy robbing defrost strategy. In these times of escalating energy costs, and concern over environmental impact, Tempeff Dual Core® Technology is the highest efficiency solution available for your building ventilation needs.

[204] 783-1902 www.tempeff.com

VCT GROUP

At VCT Group we believe clean, inexpensive solar power should be accessible to everyone. We design, construct, and manage innovative energy products that are built to perform in any climate. For rooftop arrays, solar canopies, EV charging, and energy management we are your end-to-end partner. Powering everyone.

www.vctgroup.com

LEED BD+C, ID+C:WE-Water Use Reduction, Materials and Resources

LEED O+M: Indoor Water Use Reduction

LEED BD+C, O+M: EA-Optimize Energy Performance, EQ-Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies

LEED BD+C and O+M

EA- Renewable energy production

• Advanced energy monitoring

• Optimizing energy production

• Green power and carbon offsets

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ELECTRICAL | PLUMBING | HVAC | RENEWABLES

The CPCQA Certification Program qualifies precast concrete manufacturers who fabricate structural, architectural and specialty precast concrete products, including concrete pipe and underground utility and drainage products.

The program validates capabilities of superior quality assurance for owners, agencies, specifiers, and producers.

Did you know installing energy efficient upgrades can make your commercial space more comfortable for tenants while saving on your bottom line?

From new builds, building retrofits, optimizing controls and everything in between, we can safely help with incentives, financing, and expert advice.

Learn more at: efficiencyns.ca/bottomline/

Find out more at: www.precastcertification.ca

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ASK FOR DETAILS dgriffith@sabmagazine.com Get your product or service listed in the 2023 SABMAG DIRECTORY and receive ONGOING EXPOSURE DURING THE YEAR. www.sabmagazine.com/ product-directory/ FOR SUSTAINABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING CANADIAN DIRECTORY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 23 20

THE CITY OF VANCOUVER net zero carbon initiative

The City of Vancouver’s initiative to monitor, regulate and ultimately codify the embodied carbon requirements for buildings is the first of its kind in Canada and provides an example for other authorities, whether municipal, provincial or federal, to follow.

The City of Vancouver’s interest in monitoring embodied carbon in new buildings dates back to 2016. As work was being done on the original Zero Emissions Buildings Plan (designed to bring operational emissions for all rezoning projects to near zero levels) it was pointed out that embodied carbon would then become by far the most important (if not the only) consideration in terms of life cycle carbon for new buildings.

This realization highlighted the need for City staff to develop a better understanding of embodied carbon, and its contribution to overall life cycle carbon emissions. To get started on understanding embodied carbon, a requirement to calculate and report embodied carbon was included with the new rezoning policy that went into effect in 2017. This laid the foundation for a more comprehensive approach to be introduced in the future.

rise

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To facilitate reductions in embodied carbon, high typologies have fewer setbacks, simpler geometry and reduced requirements for underground parking. Courtesy City of Vancouver Vancouver's Broadway Plan covers six square kilometers of the city's inner suburbs.

Doig River Cultural Centre

Institutional (Small) Award

(l to r) Peter Hildebrand, Principal Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP, and Gregory Bernardini of Iredale Architects

Green Gables Visitor Centre

Institutional (Small) Award

(I to r) Dre Taylor, M.Arch Candidate, Sara Haroun, Intern Architect and Kendall Taylor, President, Root Architecture Inc.; far right Nicole Coolen, Manager of Architecture, PSPC, Atlantic Region

Red Deer Polytechnic Residence Residential (Large) Award (l to r) Dereje Eshete, Vedran Škopac, Marwa Alshara, Miguel Queponds, Rebecca Jacob, Alexis Mitchell, Nina Christianson, Ruben Rouw, Louissa Fetiza, Trish Bolen, Zsaridel Sagun, Richard Isaac, Kent McKay of Reimagine Architects Ltd.

Kitsilano EnerPHit Duplex Residential (Small) Award (l to r) Dominic Citarella, Lead Carpenter of Geography Contracting, Lucio Picciano, principal of DLP Architecture, and Paul Shepski, Owner/Project Manager of Geography Contracting

Local 144 Building

Commercial/Industrial (Large) Award (l to r) Martin Roy, P. Eng, LEED Fellow, Martin Roy et Associés; Sylvain Morissette, Business Manager and Financial Secretary, Association Unie Local 144; Alexandre Blouin, Blouin Tardif Architectes; and Lianne Cockerton, P. Eng, Martin Roy et Associés.

Mountain Equipment Coop Vancouver

Store Mixed Use Award

(l to r) Hugh Cochlin (Design Lead), Michelle Allard, Teague Shinkewski of PROSCENIUM Architecture + Interiors Inc.

Gastown Child Care Centre Institutional (Small) Award (l to r) : Mark Ostry, Russell Acton, Matt Wood and Sergei Vakhrameev of Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

Fort St john 50-Unit Passive House

Affordable Rental Housing Residential (Large) Award (l to r) Paul Hammond, Principal Architect, Jiefei Zhang and Kevin Lin of Low Hammond Rowe Architects Inc.

Clayton Community Centre Institutional (Large) Award (l to r) Melissa Higgs, Principal in charge, and Aiden Callison, Project Architect of hcma.

1 Lonsdale Avenue

Commercial/Industrial (Small) Award (l to r) Dean Shwedyk, Associate Hemsworth Architecture, Project Architect; and Krystie and Tyke Babalos, Owners.

Integral Group-Calgary Design Studio Interior Design Award

(l to r) Rob Gairns, Architect, Director of Design; Erica Lowe, Principal Architect; Lindsey Harbord, Intern Architect; and Daniel Vera, Technical Lead of LOLA Architecture

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INTERVIEW WITH Sam McDermott of Enbridge Gas

1. Just to get to the basics, what makes hydrogen a clean energy alternative?

It comes down to how it’s made. Power-to-Gas (PtG) is a process in which electrical energy is converted to hydrogen through the electrolysis or splitting of water (H2O) into its basic components of hydrogen and oxygen. If only renewable sources of electricity are used, the hydrogen produced is called renewable. If hydrogen is produced from a mix of renewables and/ or other sources with a high percentage of the carbon captured (greater than 90 or 95 percent), it’s considered low carbon, or termed blue hydrogen. Most of today’s hydrogen is created using steam methane reforming (SMR), a process that separates the hydrogen molecule fom the carbon molecule of methane (CH4). The industry is vigorously working on ways to achieve carbon capture rates greater than 90 and 95 percent.

2. What are the advantages of hydrogen fuel?

Hydrogen is a non carbon energy carrier and produces no green house gasses. If used in a fuel cell, the only byproduct is water. It is a versatile energy carrier like electricity. Hydrogen can be used to store electricity, and it can be turned back into electricity. Hydrogen is also used in a myriad of applications such as fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, methanol production, electronics manufacturing and transportation.

3. How much hydrogen can be blended with natural gas to make it a practical energy source?

It depends on factors such as infrastructure vintage, the type of pipe and fittings used, the end use applications, and

the policies in place to enable its acceptance, all of which affect blend percentages. You may hear of a blend of 18% or 20% for existing pipes, but the fact remains each gas system is different and must be evaluated on its own merits.

4. How is Enbridge getting into hydrogen production?

In 2018, Enbridge, with project partner Cummins Inc., (formerly Hydrogenics) opened North America’s first utility-scale PtG facility in Markham, Ontario. It converts electrical energy into hydrogen and was primarily used to help the IESO balance the electrical grid during system demand fluctuations. As of 2021, some of the hydrogen from the plant is being blended into the natural gas system as a pilot project to understand the efficacy of reducing carbon in the gas grid. The pilot will run for five years to provide 3,600 customers in the Markham area and insight into blending.

Also, Enbridge subsidiary Gazifere announced in February, with project partner Evolugen (a Brookfield company), plans to operate a 20-MW electrolyzer plant in Gatineau, QC by 2025. Serving about 40,000 customers, the plant will produce renewable hydrogen with the intent of injecting this hydrogen into Gazifere’s natural gas distribution network.

5. What are the next steps to move to a scaled-up use of hydrogen?

Since electricity can’t be stored, when there is a surplus, the electrolyzer takes electricity and uses it to split water into hydrogen and oxygen , while balancing the power grid at the same time.

The hydrogen that is produced is then stored.

Instead of converting the hydrogen back into electricity, the hydrogen may be blended into the natural gas distribution system at a pre-determined percentage, to reduce the carbon content of the gas.

As identified in the Canadian Hydrogen Strategy, one of the main elements for the adaptation of hydrogen is de-risking of early developments via incentives such as a price on carbon, seed funding and the rapid development of harmonized codes and standards for the industry in Ontario, in Canada and the world. There is also an urgent need to have enabling policies to drive demand and bring down the cost through scale and innovation. Training and public education through awareness campaigns are vital enablers to move the industry forward and enable public acceptance. Society wants to change its energy reliance but paying for it generates pause. Unlike wind and solar, which took 20 years to realize the price points we see and enjoy today, climate change will not wait.

A lower carbon gas is delivered to customers.

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Sam McDermott M.Eng., Technical Manager – Renewable Hydrogen, is part of the Business Development team at Enbridge Gas Inc., helping in the development of its hydrogen framework which includes delivery of a blend of hydrogen and natural gas to reduce the carbon footprint of natural gas.
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