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Okanagan College Daycare - Passive House Certified

The first PHI certified non-residential Passive House building in Canada.

Okanagan College partnered with the Penticton and District Community Resources Society (PDCRS), who is operating the facility. The centre provides 64 spaces for infants and toddlers, ages 3-5 daycare, preschool programs and after school care.

The design emphasizes natural ventilation, which is driven by the Penticton-area climate and can be used for eight months of the year. The building complies with B.C.

Okanagan College Daycare - Passive House

The Okanagan College Daycare project is seeking Passive House Certification, with specific focus on reducing primary energy consumption and improving occupant health and comfort.

The building envelope designed by LandformADB and constructed by Ritchie Design Build provides the most energy efficient barrier between the indoor comfort and external extremes of -20°C to +40°C.

Passive House Canada

Archineers are providing systems integration on several commercial and residential Passive House projects in Canada. The key to delivery of the engineering is by complete understanding of holistic design with the architect, contractor and client team. We have developed a close working relationship with the Passive House Institute.

Further information available here

Ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools

The classroom air quality must be improved. The promotion of rapid ventilation for air flushing of classrooms to exhaust body odour, flatulence and food/meals as well as the higher metabolic rate following break-time physical activity. Did Ole Fanger teach us nothing?

This goes beyond the steady state outdoor air supply rates typical for normal classroom activities when all students are calm and orderly.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-Stadium

The shortlisted design led by Richard Kroeker with Roly Hudson took into consideration the whole experience of the game being played within a natural setting – the stadium is treated as a landform covered in natural vegetation.

The seating in the stadium is oriented to face away from the afternoon sun and steeply raked to give spectators an intense experience close to the action on the field.

PM Justin Trudeau spends time at Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

PM Justin Trudeau visits the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market, and remarks on how much he loves the design and feel of the place and is proud of what we accomplished.

Archineers worked with Keith Tufts, Partner at Lydon Lynch Architects.