April 2014

APEGBC Burnaby/New Westminster Branch - Tour of Telus Garden Project Site

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Attendees must bring their own steel-toe boots and hard hat. Please also bring your own safety vest and safety glasses. Thank you.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected] with subject "Telus Garden Tour". Thank you.
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 AM
Location: Telus Gardens, 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $10 for members and guests who pre-register online at APEGBC;
$20 for late registrations at the door (if any spots are remaining).
APEGBC Burnaby/New Westminster Branch - Tour of Telus Garden Project Site.

Join us in an interactive technical tour of the Telus Garden project site, currently under construction in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The tour will give APEGBC members the opportunity to view this exciting project first hand and learn about the design innovations and construction methods that are being implemented.  Telus Garden aims to revolutionize the city’s skyline with a new residential tower and office tower. Pursuing LEED Platinum, the 22 story office tower will span 480,000 sq. ft. and be the company’s new headquarters. The 44 story residential tower is targeting LEED Gold.

This civic icon of sustainability features a central plant with high efficiency heat pumps, magnetic bearing chillers and waste heat recovery that power both the office and residential components. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of green roofs including two elevated roof forests, Telus Garden will be a stunning and true representation of British Columbia. Additional innovative features include radiant heating and cooling, demand-driven ventilation and LED lighting. Energy modeling results indicate that Telus Garden will be 35% more energy efficient than the relevant ASHRAE base case.

About the tour guide:

As a Senior Mechanical Designer at Integral Group, Minh Nguyen, P.Eng. has a solid understanding of all aspects of the design process from conception through completion. Specializing in sustainable mixed-use projects such as the Oakridge Redevelopment, Telus Garden and Telus Sky, he is able to deliver design solutions that respect the environment and contribute to the overall longevity of the project.

Integral Group is an interactive global network of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy engineers collaborating under a single deep green building services engineering umbrella. We specialize in the design of simple, elegant, cost-effective systems for a wide variety of project types including residential, mixed use, critical environments, industrial facilities, office buildings, educational facilities, civic and commercial buildings. Integral Group is providing mechanical, electrical and LEED consulting engineering services to guide Telus Garden towards achieving its sustainable goals.

To help us plan the tour, please register by April 18, 2014. Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to the first 35 online responses.

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