Archives for: October 2015

10/21/15

Permalink 07:21:57 am, by mleslie Email , 92 words, 121 views   English (CA)
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York Region and DIALOG unveil Ontario’s first Living Building Challenge facility

by Elsa Lam, Canadian Architect - The Regional Municipality of York has officially unveiled its new Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre, a building designed by DIALOG that is an integral part of one of the most successful forest generation projects in the world and helps the community learn about the importance of this natural resource.

The forestry centre took on rigorous sustainability certifications by targeting both LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification. The result is expected to be the first Full Petal Living Building Challenge facility in Eastern Canada.

10/19/15

Permalink 07:08:42, by mleslie Email , 134 words, 102 views   Chinese(S) gb2312 (CN)
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Delta Sunshine Junior High School of Longmen: A Successful Replication of Green Architecture in Quake-Hit Xichuan

Shanghai - October 16, 2015 - Delta Sunshine Junior High School of Longmen, built under an RMB10 million donation by Delta Group after the 2013 Yaan earthquake in Xichuan Province, was inaugurated on Oct. 13 in Longmen Village in the province's Lushan County. This is the second green campus that Delta has built in Xichuan following Delta Sunshine Elementary School in Yangjia Town in the aftermath of the Wenchuan quake. The school, currently housing nearly 280 students and staff, is constructed under the reinforced protection requirement for a strong earthquake of 7.5 on scale. In addition, the campus design takes local environment into account, providing good ventilation, heat insulation, sunshade, and humidity buffering for the summer, and heat preservation and wind shelter for the winter. The passive design effectively reduces energy use and improves the comfort in the school space.

10/13/15

Permalink 07:38:50 am, by mleslie Email , 85 words, 118 views   English (CA)
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Kingston's Molly Brant Elementary School hits energy efficiency benchmarks

by Patricia Williams - October 13, 2015 - The Limestone District School Board has broken ground on a new $10.4 million elementary school in Kingston that incorporates a mix of modern classrooms and specialized spaces.

Designed by Colbourne & Kembel, Architects (CKA) Inc., and being built by Tambro Construction Ltd., the 48,000-square-foot Molly Brant Elementary School will also be highly energy-efficient.

"The energy modelling completed during the design of the building indicates a savings of 63 per cent over the (benchmark) ASHRAE 90.1 -2010 (standard)," says project architect Rhonda Horne-McQuay.

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