Location

Beaver County, Alberta

Client

Claystone Waste Ltd.

Size

587m2

Value

$2.4 million

Completion

February 2021

This cutting-edge facility, located in the heart of Beaver County, Alberta, is a shining example of sustainable construction. The new administration office for one of western Canada’s leaders in waste management – Claystone Waste Ltd. – is the region’s first and only LEED® certified building. In fact, the building achieved LEED® GOLD certification!

Being in the waste management industry, the owners had sustainability as a top priority when they decided to move ahead with designing and constructing a new building to deal with a growing and diverse range of municipal and industrial clients. This 587m2 one-storey facility is completely wood-framed (i.e., no structural steel) and all of the framing and sheathing is Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC) certified, a system that verifies sustainable sourcing of forest products.

Some of the other key elements of sustainable construction in this project include water-efficient toilets and faucets, formaldehyde-free insulation and wood, low-VOC paints and coatings, building air quality testing, erosion and sediment control measures, and LEED® certified furniture. A significant amount of construction waste (e.g., concrete, masonry, metal) was also diverted from the landfill. A unique attribute of the new facility is the solar panel installation on the roof of the building. Although solar panels are not unique, the client has an app that gives them live data of how much energy the panels are generating, and they share this information with their employees on TVs throughout the building… once again, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.

Delivery Method

Construction Management

Architect

Berry Architecture

Mechanical

Reinbold Engineering

Electrical

Acuity Engineering

Structural

LEX3 Engineering