Lacombe Composite High School in Lacombe, Alberta, and Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ont., are the winners of the annual Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Greenest School in Canada competition.
Completed in the late summer of 2018, the Valleyview Town Hall in Alberta is the result of extensive collaboration between the municipality, Flechas Architecture, and Scott Builders to achieve the Passive House Plus standard in a northern climate.
The Calgary Chapter will hold a dinner meeting on October 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Winston Golf and Country Club. Chris Bierschank, sustainability manager with Mapei Americas, will be presenting on “Sustainability Programs – how are they changing the design and built world?”
CSC’s Edmonton Chapter will hold its monthly breakfast meeting on October 9 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre. Chris Bierschank, sustainability manager with Mapei Americas, will be presenting on sustainability and how it affects the flooring professional.
Government institutions are increasingly recognizing the role the Passive House standard can play in effectively reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are beginning to introduce it into their requirements and codes for all types of new buildings. British Columbia is leading the way.
Three Canadian mayors, alongside 16 mayors from around the world, representing 130 million urban citizens, have committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their cities by ensuring new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030.