Tag: st. patricks home

16. August 2013

The Capital of Efficient Building Envelope Design

from Adam Kimble

Building performance codes have become more rigorous in Canada, especially in the Ontario Province with  SB-10 standards. Architects are looking for more options to meet these code requisites, and projects in Ottawa such as St. Patrick’s, Tweedsmuir and Cathedral Hill are setting the bar.

These three projects are currently in construction in Ottawa, and all share the similarity of using Isokorb concrete thermal breaks, yet they are distinctive in building design and purpose. The St. Patrick’s home is a short and long term care facility, Tweedsmuir a low rise development in the Westboro neighborhood, and Cathedral Hill is a high rise condo/apartment building in downtown Ottawa.

St. Patrick's
St. Patrick’s

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