Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine [SABMag] announced the winners of the 11th annual Canadian Green Building Awards, on June 4 at the Awards Presentation event in Toronto. The winning projects represent the best examples of sustainable, high-performance building design in Canada and the awards were also featured in the summer edition of the magazine.
Completed ahead of schedule in 2017, the UBC Tallwood House is a students residence with over 400 suites and is the tallest mass timber building in the world. SabMag recognized the exceptional sustainability, innovation, and cost-effectiveness of the Tallwood House.
SAB Magazine 2018 Jury
The following were the jury’s comments,
“We were impressed by the waste reduction that resulted from factory prefabrication, the speed of construction, the technical innovation, the holistic approach to sustainability — including carbon sequestration and life cycle issues. This is a building many people can learn from”
The University of British Columbia's Tallwood house building is clad with Trespa® façades that are made with 70 percent wood fiber, which also helped make the Tallwood building even more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The building is targeting LEED Gold certification, a rating system that promotes environmental responsibility for building owners and operators.
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