Monday 21 October 2013

Glenmore Administration Building wins a 2013 Community Recognition Award

At a recent Wood WORKS BC 2013 Convention, the Glenmore Administration Building won a Canadian Wood Council award for Community Recognition.

Image with caption: "SILGA - Southern Interior Local Government Association: Glenmore Administration Building, Kelowna - City of Kelowna. Photo credit: Courtesy: CEI Architecture (CNW Group/Canadian Wood Council for Wood WORKS! BC)". 

Congratulations to this collaborative team:

Architect - CEI Architecture
Structural engineer - Bush Bohlman and Partners
Mechanical & electrical engineer – Cobalt Engineering
Civil engineer and Surveyor - MMM Group
Cost Consultant - SSA Quantity Surveyors Ltd.
Landscape Architect - Site360 Consulting Inc. (MMM Group)
Geotechnical Engineers - Interior Testing Services

The Landfill Administration Building has two primary functions. On the lower level there are full change rooms, the upper floor there are offices for administration staff and a training suite for all staff.

A visitor component provides outreach to educate school groups and the general public on the work undertaken at the landfill site, and illustrate the benefits of recycling both on the global scale environmentally, and to the local community financially.

The design aims to reduce the energy use of the building by more than 40 percent over current standard building practices. By adopting conservation and ‘low tech’ passive capture solutions, the building will greatly reduce overall energy, water and resources demands.

Through the use of composting toilets and diverting all grey water back to the landfill to boost methane production the building the building avoids any discharge to the municipal sewer system.  This is the first use of composting toilets in the Okanagan Valley.

By following regenerative principles, such as methane gas generated from the landfill as the fuel source, and utilizing materials reclaimed from landfill, the scheme will become a truly place-based solution.

Check out this blog on the bottle wall which is part of the design of the project.


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