Glenmore Landfill Administration Building
The Glenmore Landfill Administration Building demonstrates how a modern office environment can successfully function, using significantly less energy, by exploiting alternate fuels sources, such as landfill gas, and elegantly incorporating a wide range of recycled materials—all within a conventional budget.
The building has two primary functions. As a landfill site, many staff have a dirty and physically arduous job; the lower level provides full changing rooms and showers for these workers. The upper floor houses office staff and includes an all-staff training suite. Visitor outreach areas are designed to educate students and the public about the landfill site, and illustrate the benefits of recycling.
The Glenmore Landfill Administration Building is designed to reduce the building's energy use by more than 40 percent over current standard building practices, and was constructed to minimize impact on the local ecology. By adopting conservation and low-tech passive capture solutions, the building will greatly reduce overall energy, water and resource demands.
• Gold winner, Best in Commercial/Retail/Office, 2014, Canadian Home Builder's
Association of the Central Okanagan TOMMIE Awards
- Sustainable Features: Alternative Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Management Plan, Recycled-content Materials, Recycling , Water Use Reduction
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Professional Services: Architecture
- Project Components: Offices
- Project Type: Corporate, Government and Institutional
- Related Projects: Architecture, Corporate, Energy-from-Waste, Science & Technology