Building Projects: Alberni
Alberni District Secondary School
A new secondary school opened in September 2012 for the start of the new school year in Port Alberni. The school is a design build project, designed and built to achieve LEED® Gold Certification. Eco-Integration | Kane Consulting provided LEED® consulting services for the project working with the design and construction team to achieve this high level of sustainability.
The new 2-story building is an attractive, well-designed school with public access to its facilities, creating community pride with efficient and sensitive site utilization. It is complimentary to neighbouring buildings and landscapes, and a place for students to think, learn and grow. The community space, at the heart of the school is a multipurpose space filled with natural light, an athletic facility that promotes competition and sportsmanship, and a theatre uniting the community in gatherings and events.
Sustainability highlights in the new building include geothermal exchange for heating; a comprehensive lighting strategy utilizing photo sensors and motion sensors to maximize natural daylight and minimize the use of electricity; xeriscaping to eliminate the need for water use for landscaping; and restoration of existing wetlands / creation of a natural wetland to clean and manage rain water on site.
Eco-Integration: Sustainable Design Consulting