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LEED Platinum University Innovation Hub Features Alucobond PLUS Exterior

A building, particularly on a college campus, can serve as an epicenter for creative and innovative collaboration. The purpose of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, according to the architects at Leddy Maytum Stacy (LMS Arch), “…is to re-energize design and manufacturing innovation at the national level, honing the integrated set of skills students will need to create an abundant, sustainable future.”

Multicolored Alucobond Panels Create Playful Facade For LEED Platinum Health Center

LEED Platinum is a certification reserved for only the most sustainable projects in the world. In Canada, the largest LEED Platinum project is the University of Calgary Child Development Centre (CDC), a project built on the ideals of a sustainable future for its patients. Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. explains, “We discovered a lot about the level of collaboration that is required for a project of this kind. Every design element incorporated into the facility had to be considered from a complexity of angles –functionality, efficiency, sustainability, budget and aesthetics.”

Energy Company Headquarters Becomes First LEED Platinum Office Building In Canada

Project Name: Manitoba Hydro Headquarters
Project Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alucobond Materials: 32,500 sq. ft. Alucobond® ACM
Architect: Smith Carter Architects and Engineers and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Fabricator: Thermal Systems
Photography: Gerry Kopelow

Manitoba Hydro is the fourth largest energy utility company in Canada. Producing nearly all of its energy from self-renewing waterpower, the company offers some of the lowest electricity rates in the world. The Manitoba Hydro headquarters enabled the merging of the companies 15 different locations to accommodate the 1,650 employees on 21 floors. The headquarters is one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world, showcasing the importance of healthy building. The project was designed with five distinct goals: healthy and productive workspace, energy efficiency, sustainability, signature architecture and a positive urban impact on Downtown Winnipeg.

LEED Platinum Commercial Building Sets Energy and Design Standards In Europe

Project Name: NU Office Building
Project Location: Munich, Germany
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Royal Cedar
Architect: Falk von Tettenborn
Fabricator: AS Fassaden, Gars
Developer: Hubert Haupt Immobilien Holding
General Contractor: Ernie Loberg Construction
Photography: Falk von Tettenborn Architects + Katzer

What if a building didn’t just have sustainable attributes? There weren’t just aspects or portions of the building’s design that adhered to the world’s leading performance standard LEED (Leadership in Energy and environmental Design), but what happens when one of the key design principles in a building is energy efficiency? You get a building with the highest LEED Platinum score ever worldwide in the category of ‘Core and Shell.’