RJC wins ‘large’ at the 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards

by RJC Engineers | Jun 19, 2018

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Photography: (Left) University of Toronto, Scarborough Environmental Science and Chemistry Building, (Right) Langara College Science and Technology Building.

RJC Engineers is proud to have been recognized at this years’ Canadian Green Building Awards (CaGB), which were held at an event in Toronto in early June.

The CaGB Awards are a collaboration between the Canadian Green Building Council and Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine (SABMag). The CaGB Awards are awarded annually to both residential and non-residential projects across Canada that exemplify excellent and innovative design and execution.

RJC’s University of Toronto, Scarborough, Environmental Science and Chemistry Building along with Vancouver’s Langara College Science and Technology Building received the 2018 Institutional (large) Award, which recognizes new or renovated buildings greater than 21,500 sq. ft. in area, of which at least 75% of the floor area is dedicated to institutional uses.

Acting as structural engineer for the LEED® Gold certified Environmental Science and Chemistry Building, RJC incorporated many unique and progressive systems that combine to achieve a substantial reduction in energy consumption in a process-energy-driven facility.

“This building has a particularly innovative approach to solar shading, creating a dynamic façade and animating interior spaces. This approach carries through to the other environmental systems which are exposed to view, not simply to celebrate the technology, but to monitor performance, facilitate research and identify potential improvements.” 

 - Jury comments

As building envelope consultants on the LEED® Gold certified Langara College Science and Technology Building, RJC was happy to aid in the cost-effective design which achieved outstanding efficiency through the integration of a high-performance envelope, thoughtfully positioned passive lighting and ventilation measures.

“This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. This project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.” 

 - Jury comments

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