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GEC Architecture1 week ago
Check out the construction progress on @UAlberta Dentistry Pharmacy building redevelopment! These August photos give a sneak peek of the new seven-storey addition that complements the original 1922 building. The building is slated for completion this year. #campus #architecture https://t.co/Xx94bXOwpq
GEC Architecture2 weeks ago
Gold! A huge congratulations to Canada’s women’s hockey team who took home the gold medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championship held at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre. What a game! #WeBuiltThat https://t.co/zICNHaBv3z Visit https://t.co/CdG0lEbFq2 for more info on the venue!
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
Introducing Blatchford Malmö – a new residential community featuring a distinct Scandinavian design and located in Edmonton’s #Blatchford district, the largest carbon-neutral community in Canada. Visit https://t.co/CasvRUcjZ7 for more info! @Blatchfordyeg #Edmonton #YEG #Malmo https://t.co/wxJYpM6w70
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
GEC is proud to announce our partnership with @citysprucegrove in delivering the Spruce Grove Civic Centre – a new landmark facility integrating sport, culture, community and connection serving the City and the tri-municipal area. https://t.co/291XW91jpO
GEC Architecture1 month ago
. @CdnHeritage has announced over $308K from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Program for the City’s historic Iron Works Building Rehabilitation Project https://t.co/s4Oi9oStlO. Stay tuned for more news on this project and what’s happening in the #yegQuarters! #VibrantYegDT #yegDT https://t.co/CZTLpjR7W8
GEC Architecture1 month ago
Is the architectural procurement process in Canada a subject for broader discussion and reform? Procuring Change in the latest issue of Canadian Architect discussing this issue: https://t.co/k0FBCy5QfC @CdnArch @Toon_Dreessen #architecture #design
GEC Architecture1 month ago
We are excited to work with @ClarkBuilders and @gecarchitecture to open new green space on 102 Avenue & 107 Street in downtown Edmonton. Major construction begins next week—watch highlights from our kickoff ceremony in this video! #NorQuestCollege #yeg #edmonton #yegdt https://t.co/VhdFkusQ8u

Banff Elementary School: Now LEED Gold Certified!

The Banff Elementary School has just received its LEED Gold certification! Completed in 2019, this new building provides a sustainable K-8 school and a community facility for the residents of Banff. Designed to be Net-Zero Ready in addition to its LEED Gold certification, the Banff Elementary School contains one of the largest solar panel arrays in the Bow Valley.

This project involved extensive community input and review by the Town of Banff, Parks Canada, Alberta Infrastructure, and Alberta Learning. The second phase of the project involved the demolition of the old school in accordance with Parks Canada and LEED requirements for landfill, recycling, and segregation of building materials. Exterior finishes on the Banff Elementary School are largely wood including cedar battens and bevelled siding. While the materials are traditional, the construction assembly is a thoroughly modern PERSIST rain screen wall that meets all contemporary Alberta Infrastructure, LEED, and National Energy Code requirements.

Congratulations to Canadian Rockies Public Schools and the design, engineering and construction teams!