Perspectives

Perspectives

Alberta Chapter

Canada Green Building Council

September 2014 

Green Energy Futures

In This Issue:


Calendar of events

Message from the Executive Director

ASBS 2015 Call for Presenters

ASBS 2015 registration open

City of Calgary solar installation

EcoHouse Design Challenge winners

Building green & your health

Lafarge Precast Day

Calgary high performance home reno

Green Energy Futures photostream

LEED certifications

New Construction
FEATURE: University of Calgary - Taylor Family Digital Library

Other certifications
Ellerslie Fire Station No. 27
The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
AHS South Health Campus
Edmonton Remand Centre
Herons Crossing School
Jasper Fitness Centre
Lois Hole Library
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

Commercial Interiors
Edmonton North Petroleum Plaza

Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance
Bow Valley Square, Calgary
Manulife Place, Edmonton

Core and Shell
McKenzie Towne Park - Site G, Calgary


Headline highlights

Calendar of Events


September 30

Lafarge Precast Day Open House - Edmonton

October 4

Alberta Green Energy Doors Open - Various (southern Alberta)

October 14

LEED V4 BD+C - Calgary

October 22-24

Greenbuild - New Orleans

October 28

Lunch & Learn - Slave Lake Government Centre & Library rebuild - Calgary

October 28 & 29

LEED GA - Edmonton

November 18

LEED V4 O+M - Calgary

May 5, 2015

ASBS - Edmonton


Online


Sept. 2 - Oct. 24

LEED AP BD+C study

Sept. 2 - Oct. 24

LEED AP O+M exam prep

Sept. 2 - Oct. 24

LEED GA

Sept. 23 - Oct. 2

LEED GA

Oct. 2

Reducing energy demand through living architecture

Oct. 8

Life Cycle Valuation: Finding the Hidden Value

Oct. 23

Solar PV analysis

Oct. 23

Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Nov. 4-25

LEED GA


On demand


On-demand course package - 15 GBCI CE hours
Overview: LEED for Neighbourhood Development
Green Building Materials: What to Consider
LEED Canada BD+C 2009: Technical Review  
Green Economics Part I: The Business Case for Green Building
Green Economics Part II: Making Green Pay
Green Economics Parts I & II Combo Package
Introduction to Regenerative Design
LEED NC Commissioning: How to Get Best Value
Principles of Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Communities
Right the First Time: Compiling your Certification Package 
Case Study: Green Learning from Smith Carter's Corporate Headquarters
Case Study: LEED-ND Platinum at Southeast False Creek



 

Message from the Executive Director

I have spent my entire life in Alberta. It may well be that I am getting more nostalgic about my province, but I see Alberta growing up.  Growing up in the sense that our province is not only growing but the decisions surrounding that growth relating to our built environment are maturing.

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ASBS 2015 Call for Presenters

ASBS 2015 Call for Presenters

Have you or your organization developed an innovative approach or a practical solution or product that addresses Bolder. Better. Greener. sustainable building in Alberta? If so, here’s your chance to showcase your work!

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ASBS 2015 registration open

You’re got your calendars marked for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 for Alberta’s premier green building event. Now take the next step — and register

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City of Calgary solar installation

The City of Calgary’s largest-yet solar installation is a great example of sustainable building — and teamwork.

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EcoHouse Design Challenge winners

The winners are announced! Teams from Alberta’s design community unleashed their creativity to design a virtual house for RRRibbitt, recycling mascot for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB).

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Why building green matters to your health
Blog (Sept. 4, 2014) by Lana Selbee, REAP

When you hear the term ‘Green Buildings’ the first thought that comes to mind most likely pertains to the environment.

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Lafarge Precast Day

Lafarge is promoting their two Alberta Precast Day open houses as a day of sharing knowledge.

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Calgary high performance home reno
Blog by Tyler Hermanson, 4 Elements #ecorenoyyc

#ecorenoyyc is a mini-blog following my personal design/build renovation of a 1950's factory built home to a fully updated, LEED certified home for my family.  Personal connection, demand for performance and a tight budget have me in the trenches helping this come together.

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Green Energy Futures photostream

Following the maxim that a picture is worth 1,000 words, Green Energy Futures’ photostream offers a fascinating view of green building

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LEED certifications

New Construction

FEATURE:  University of Calgary - Taylor Family Digital Library - LEED Gold

The University of Calgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL), North America’s most technologically advanced student library, creates a new model for learning and research with its functional, flexible and sustainable design.

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Other New Construction certified projects:

Fire Rescue Services Ellerslie Fire Station No. 27, Edmonton - LEED Gold
The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness , Calgary - LEED Gold
Alberta Health Services South Health Campus, Calgary - LEED Silver
Edmonton Remand Centre, Edmonton - LEED Silver
Herons Crossing School, Airdrie - LEED Silver
Jasper Fitness Centre, Jasper - LEED Silver
Lois  Hole Library, Edmonton - LEED Silver
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, Edmonton - LEED Silver

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Commercial Interiors

Alberta Infrastructure, Edmonton North Petroleum Plaza, Edmonton - LEED Silver

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Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

Bow Valley Square, Calgary - LEED Gold
Manulife Place, Edmonton - LEED Gold

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Core and Shell

McKenzie Towne Park - Site G, Calgary - LEED Silver

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Headline highlights!

Following is a selection of recent media articles that feature a variety of topics of interest to Alberta’s sustainable building community.

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