SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Iredale Architecture was one of the earliest adopters of sustainable design strategies and contributed to the development of LEED standards in the early 2000s. We have incorporated practices for environmental standards in our projects since the early eighties and have facilitated numerous presentations regarding the science of sustainable building design.

We are efficient in providing cost effective measures in green design solutions that translate into significant long-term cost savings for our clients. For each project, we consider the buildingā€™s site context, the nature of the building occupancy and climatic conditions to identify unique energy-saving opportunities. Our specifications emphasize improved lighting and heating techniques to save energy, and safe finishes that avoid off-gasses. Many of our projects employ solar panels, micro-wind turbines, heat recovery units and geo-exchange wells to reduce energy-use. Other sustainable approaches include Passive House Standards, which drastically reduce the amount of energy required for space heating or cooling, and provide excellent indoor air quality and comfort levels.

With over ten LEED accredited professionals on staff, we are qualified to undertake the LEED certification process in-house. We are also experienced in facilitating Passive House and Net-Zero Energy designs.

REPRESENTATIVEĀ  PROJECTS

North Saanich Middle School, North Saanich, BC
LEED Gold Certified

Bank of Montreal, Various, BC
Equivalent to LEED Silver Standard

Kay Meek Arts Centre, West Vancouver, BC
Equivalent to LEED Silver Standard

Kelset Elementary School, North Saanich, BC
Equivalent to LEED Silver Standard

Salt Spring Island Library, Salt Spring, BC
Equivalent to LEED Gold Standard

J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School, Vancouver, BC
Equivalent to LEED Gold Standard

Squamish Adventure Centre, Squamish, BC
Equivalent to LEED Silver Standard

The Exchange Tower, Vancouver, BC
Targeting LEED Platinum Standard

TD Canada Trust, Various, BC
Targeting LEED Gold Standard and WELL Building Standard

Doig River Community Church, Rose Prairie, BC
Targeting Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certification

West Moberly Health Centre, Moberly Lake, BC