The Edmonton Chapter will discuss provincial building administrator updates followed by a presentation on the changes to the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) on Tuesday, March 10, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre.
The carbon footprint of the design and construction industry reaches far beyond the boundaries of a single building or site. Due to various processes, ranging from the extraction of raw materials to manufacturing and installation of the construction materials, the impact of a single project includes both embodied carbon within the built environment and operational carbon generated throughout the life cycle of the structure. Embodied carbon is defined as the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during the full life cycle of a product from extraction (cradle) to the use and disposal phases (grave).
Real estate agency CBRE’s new Edmonton office has achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for new and existing interiors by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The office space is the first in Alberta to receive this distinction.
Cube, one of the first office-turned-residential buildings in Calgary is now open. A year ago, the building was an aging office space. Now it houses 65 new rental residences with street-level retail in the city’s Beltline community.
The Cor Van Raay YMCA designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects is now open at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta. This recreational facility seeks to provide the community with a range of services and amenities, including ones previously unavailable in the region.
While the acoustical performance of a space may not be horrible without the input of an expert, it will not be optimal. For example, ceilings could either be inadequate in acoustical performance (resulting in costly remedial actions) or over-designed for esthetics, squandering valuable budget dollars in building materials and installation time.