Royal Alberta Museum Recognized for Excellence in Green Building
Royal Alberta Museum received the Excellence in Green Building – New Construction award from CaGBC’s Alberta Chapter!
The CaGBC Leadership Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada.
The Royal Alberta Museum not only tells the story of Alberta through its galleries, it also actively preserves and collects the natural and human history of Alberta. Behind the scenes, there is a hive of activity researching, inspecting, restoring, preserving. This wide range of activity presents a variety of environmental conditions to design for.
The Royal Alberta Museum is a fully functional, sustainable museum, one that is aligned with the current program but is also able to accommodate change over the building’s next 100 years. Thoughtful sustainable design is apparent through the mechanical and electrical systems, landscape architecture, selection of structural, architectural and interior materials. The design takes advantage of the museum’s high-density and accessible location in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Sustainable transport is encouraged by ample bicycle storage and no public parking on the site (except for loading and group arrivals).
The museum’s LEED® Gold Certification is more than recognition for high performance standards in environmental responsibility and energy efficiency. It is a testament to the close collaboration between all design disciplines, the client, and contractors, and their commitment to designing a home to share and protect Alberta’s stories for many years to come.
Congratulations to the team that brought this beautifully green building to life!
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