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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)".
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
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. Sc