Banff Community High School Modernization
Project Delivery Method: Modernization
Engineering Disciplines: Electrical
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Beginning in 2001, the Canadian Rockies School Division required major remodeling of the Banff Community High School. The new 5,960 m2, two-storey school includes junior high and high school classrooms, a visual arts shop, an art workshop, a construction technology shop, computer labs, administration offices, and a community gymnasium.
The primary objective was to renovate the existing school with sustainable design and construction methods with zero net harm to the environment. This was accomplished using a variety of techniques. Demolition refuse was trucked out of the national park for disposal, which substantially reduced waste in the Banff National Park. Electrical systems were designed to achieve LEED® Certification. Renovations also included new insulation, energy-efficient lighting and boiler systems, and low-emissivity windows, which all contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the school.
In March 2004, the Alberta Plus Initiative recognized the environmentally responsible renovations with a $30,000.00 cheque. The renovations are expected to save the school district up to $15,000.00 per year while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding the importance of sustainability our engineers specialize in a wide range of LEED® Accredited practices, and are committed to providing cost-effective sustainable designs to safeguard the environment and exceed our clients’ expectations.