Clean Energy and Technology Centre

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Location

5056 50 Ave, Drayton Valley, AB, T7A 1H3 View on map →

Completion

2016

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Scope

Curtain Wall, Interior Glazing, Glass Railings, Entrance

Project Description

The Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) is a 27,000 sq ft bio-industrial research park specializing in the conversion and refining of bio-mass into bio-energy, bio-chemicals, and bio-fuels, with conventional steel office and convention centre. CETC will facilitate and support the development of the Bio-Mile by serving to connect business development and capital, education and training, and applied research.

The multipurpose event space will accommodate large public events such as lectures, weddings, trade shows, and graduations. Additionally, the facility will have the ability to host more intimate events, such as small receptions, group meetings and seminars.

The college wing, designed as a satellite campus for Norquest College, strives to be a forward looking progressive facility, incorporating training labs, digital technologies, open, collaborative learning environments and technology focused library facilities.

The CETC building has been designed to optimize daylight harvesting and passive ventilation.

Samuel Brighouse Elementary School

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Location

6800 Azure Road, Richmond, BC View on map →

Completion

Oct 2011

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Curtain Wall, Storefront, Interior Glazing, Entrance

Awards

LEED® Gold
2012 BC Engineer Award
2013 BC Wood Design Awards

Project Description

The two-storey 4,777 square meter structure includes classrooms, administration space, a library, community space, and a renovated gymnasium. Integral Group delivered mechanical engineering services for this project.

The design reflects the school district’s goal of transparency, collaborative learning, and connecting to nature and the community. A wide range of environmental design strategies include displacement ventilation, daylight harvesting combined with solar shading, and use of a well-insulated building envelope, fiberglass frame, triple-glazed classroom windows, aluminum curtain wall, and VOC-free interior finishes.

UniverCity Childcare Centre at SFU

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Location

8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC View on map →

Completion

2012

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Curtain Wall, Entrance, Sunshade

Awards

The 2013 SAB Canadian Green Building Awards

Project Description

The UniverCity Childcare Centre is located at the heart of Simon Fraser University’s sustainable community of UniverCity. The facility is the first childcare centre in the world to integrate the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC), it is also the first LBC project in Canada.

Living Building Challenge™ program is arguably the most advanced green building certification program in the world. 100% of the building rainwater and wastewater are treated on-site and integrated into a comprehensive recycling system to feed the demands. The childcare centre is also a net-zero energy building, where the occupants can have access to daylight and fresh air in all spaces. The products and materials used in the project are all from local and regional sources and contain no toxic or hazardous chemicals.

The building has a modern look, yet its Interior is warm and inviting. It uses cell to floor curtain wall to maximize the use of natural daylight. Sunshades are installed to prevent over exposure.

Yarrow Community School

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Location

4595 Wilson Rd, Chilliwack, BC View on map →

Completion

June 2012

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Scope

Curtain Wall, Interior Glazing, Entrance, Sunshade

Awards

LEED® Gold

Project Description

The building is the replacement of Yarrow Community Elementary, and it consolidated Rosedale Elementary/Middle Schools into a new elementary/middle school with multi-use community spaces.

This project takes collaborative design-build approach, and its design provides plenty of natural lighting with large windows and B.C. wood accents throughout the facility. The school has a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce energy use.