Canmore Civic Centre is First Silver LEED™ Certified Building in Alberta
January 28, 2005
CANMORE, ALBERTA (January) – Canmore’s new Civic Centre was awarded a Silver LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council on Jan 28th 2005, becoming the first project in Alberta and fourth in Canada to receive a Silver LEED certification. The Civic Centre was also awarded ‘Project of the Year 2004’ by the Alberta Construction Magazine (December 2004) and an Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (February 2005). Lead by the project team at Marshall Tittemore Architects in Calgary, Alberta, the project operates at a 40% lower energy consumption than specified by the Model National Energy Code for Buildings and boasts a 55% reduction in water use.
The team’s green design mission was simple: Maintain a high level of design excellence while incorporating innovative and low-tech green initiatives to maximize energy efficiency, reduce water consumption, and provide a healthy interior environment relying less on artificial building systems and more on passive solar design, natural ventilation and alternate building systems and energy sources.
The Town of Canmore and the Project Team at MTA set out to create a central ‘hub’ – a cultural, administrative and communications’ heart for this mountain town rich in railway, mining and mountaineering history. Housing the government offices, Council Chamber and the new location for the Canmore Museum and Geo-Science Center, the Civic Center is used during off- hours as a multipurpose community facility, an exhibition space and a public meeting place.
Located in the magnificent Rocky Mountains, environmental stewardship has become a hallmark for Canmore - their Civic Centre serves to represent one of the first principle steps towards this Town’s legacy and commitment to sustainable development.
The Centre officially opened in June 2004.
Stuart Olson Construction, Calgary AB
Marshall Tittemore Architects, Calgary AB
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
KEEN Engineering Co. Ltd., Calgary AB
Bel-MK Engineering Ltd., Calgary AB
Landplan Associates Ltd., Calgary AB