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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cedar Springs Residential Project

Cedar Springs Retirement Residence, Vancouver, BC

Cedar Springs Retirement Residence, Vancouver, BC

Aerial view of balcony at Cedar Springs

Aerial view of balcony at Cedar Springs

Installation of Schöck Isokorb®

Installation of Schöck Isokorb®

Installation of Schöck Isokorb®

Installation of Schöck Isokorb®

A Warm Approach to Vancouver’s Cedar Springs Housing Project

Cedar Springs Retirement Residence, a $23-million construction project, comprised of 11 stories and 146 units, is owned by Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, a company who prides themselves on their commitment to sustainability.

Located in the Seymour area in the District of North Vancouver, this residential building incorporates innovative and energy efficiency features in order to reduce energy consumption. With LEED™ Gold Standard certification as the objective, Isokorb® thermal breaks were specified to control energy loss in key areas, efficiently connecting the cantilevered concrete eyebrows and balconies. Isokorb® reduces thermal bridging by providing a break in the continuous concrete slab of the eyebrows. On the south and west sides of the building, these extended eyebrows provide shade to the recessed windows below.

"The materials used for this project were specifically selected for their durability and insulation value. For example, exterior brick cladding has proved to be one of the most durable exterior wall systems. It provides a quality outer face and when combined with rain screen systems, it allows a high quality thermal wall behind it, with continuous exterior insulation systems," said Rob Simpson, P Eng., Principal with Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, structural engineers on the project.

In conjunction with the whole-building design approach, Isokorb® was found to be the most beneficial for this project. For instance, the energy performance of a building is best when the window, and complete wall system, have been designed for high performance.

Applications

Balcony, Canopy

Architect

Besharat Friars Architects

Structural Engineer

Glotman Simpson

Construction

Ventana Construction Corporation

Construction completed

2012