Architecture Canada n°10 1er semestre 2011
Architecture Canada n°10 1er semestre 2011
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  • Parution : n°10 de 1er semestre 2011

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  • Editeur : Naylor Canada

  • Format : (213 x 276) mm

  • Nombre de pages : 32

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Practise what you teach By Christopher Guly Learning by example has always been an effective method of instruction— and for British Columbia’s trades wanting to go green, the lesson won’t get much better than what will be taught—and shown—at the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. The two-storey, 7,085-square-metre facility willalready have risen to the 2030 Challenge when it opens next fall. « This is a carbon-neutral facility from the get-go, » says Tim McLennan, MRAIC, director of Kelowna operations and partner with CEI Architecture Planning Interiors, who was actively involved in the project. The facility – currently under construction with a March 2011 completion date – meets rigorous net-zero energy and water consumption targets generating all of its energy on site, and recycling and reusing all wastewater using a chemical-free treatment facility operated by the City of Penticton. The building does not burn fossil fuels. Instead, heat will come from a ground-source heat pump extracting heat from groundwater wells and circulating it through an in-fl oor radiant system. Cooler groundwater willalso be used to provide non-mechanical cooling to spaces through the radiant slab. In addition, the teaching facility willalso rely on natural ventilation from open windows and from six solar chimneys that draw warmairup and out of the building. « The building is designed in such a way that it mitigates heat gains in the summer, » explains McLennan. Large overhanging roofs provide shade to cool things down during the summer, while the south orientation of the glazed entrance wing and some of the classrooms enables the capture of low-level solar gain to reduce the heating loads on the building in winter. Learning by Example ALL GRAPHICS : CEI ARCHITECTURE Where possible, the facility’s mechanical and electrical services are exposed to demonstrate the technology used. Once opened in autumn 2011, this living laboratory is expected to welcome more than 800 students in programs such as alternative energy sources and the metering and monitoring of green buildings. « The building really is a teaching tool, » says McLennan. « The entire process, from design to construction, was recorded and is presented so people can learnwhat was done. » Where possible, the facility’s mechanical and electrical services are exposed to demonstrate the technology used. Sensors are located throughout the building, allowing occupants and visitors to accessinformation displayed on monitors indicating energy usage and the intended target. continued on page 16 ARCHITECTURE CANADA ■ 15 www.raic.org/2011



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