Technical Workshops for Sustainable Building Design in Yellowknife

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The Northern Centre for Sustainability (NCFS) will be built in downtown Yellowknife, and will act as a living lab and innovation hub. The building will demonstrate cutting-edge building technologies, and be the first Living Building in Canada’s North. The NCFS will be carbon-negative and energy, water, waste, and people-positive. It will be a hub in which knowledge will move between isolated northern indigenous communities, Ecology North, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and participating universities. This project will actively promote technology replication and develop the building retrofit economy in Canada, and be the first project of its kind in the North.

There will be four technical workshops held from November 14th to December 3rd to address the four design components of the NCFS specifically related to achieving sustainable building certification through the Living Building Challenge.

1st Workshop (11/14/18) – Water

Closed-loop water system design

2nd Workshop (11/22/18) – Materials

Sourcing local, sustainable & nontoxic building construction materials

3rd Workshop (11/27/18) – Energy

Net-positive energy system design

4th Workshop (12/03/18) – Place

Contextual design in Yellowknife

Please be advised that we are space limited and will require any interested parties to contact with their background information in order to gain approval to attend any of the four workshops.