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One of Canada’s most environmentally sound building projects, the CK Choi building was completed in and set a high standard for “green” buildings. Figures 1 and 2: The C.K. Choi Building borders on a natural-growth forest on the (UBC), the C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research was made. You are here. Home › C. K. Choi Building. C. K. Choi Building. Project Overview. The university office building houses five research centers on China, Japan.

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To reduce cooling loads, existing trees along the foot 90 m western edge of the building were retained. Nonstandard was the request to fund salvaged timbers and some reused materials before the bidding process.

If each new building at UBC were to use composting toilets, the existing sanitary infrastructure would not need to be expanded. In addition to being free of CFC’s as required under provincial regulations, efforts were made on this project to select systems and products that minimize impact on the ozone layer.

The building replaces an existing parking lot and the dynamic building form capitalizes on the benefits of the different climatic conditions at each orientation.

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The site separated and recycled waste materials diverted more than one half of the waste generated on site from the landfill. The exact total of energy saved from extraction, transportation, refining and production of these materials has not yet been tallied.

These trees are known to clean the air of pollutants and allow sunlight to penetrate the building. Copy machines have direct exhaust venting.

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Construction sequencing was specified to ensure flushing of the building during drywall installation and finishing, painting, caulking, and during the installation of carpets. The orientation of the building was carefully studied with regard to sun hours and prevailing winds.

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Ubc Hua Iin is at C. Still less known is the fact that this population possesses a century-long history of not only consuming Japanese-language literature, but also producing it. Material selection was carefully reviewed. C.k.chpi inthe IAR is the premier Asia-focused research institute and think tank in Canada, serving as an active hub for research, teaching, policy support, and community engagement.

As each piece of timber was inspected and catalogued, the design of column grids and spacing, as well as the width of the building itself, was dictated by the strength and availability of timbers. However, ventilation is provided for the washrooms, service rooms, copy machines areas, and buiding the composting system to prevent foul odours in the building and to maintain aerobic conditions at the surface of the compost.

Choi Building West Mall. Liveable Working Space For any building to achieve longevity and in turn be sustainable, it must be a place where people like to work or live.

This talk will present a brief overview of this history, with a focus on its early decadesand then consider ways that this history prompts us to reconsider many of the tacit and explicit presumptions that underlie the field of modern Japanese guilding. On February 5,Dr.

Conventional grading rules were modified to take into account the actual stresses along the length of each timber so that those parts that had been repaired or flawed could be placed in non-critical locations. The second step was designing a building that minimizes consumption and impact on the environment. Each of these Clivus Composters has an annual user capacity rated at 45, visits.

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The narrow form buildkng the three-storey building was derived from an early decision to minimize the site impact and to provide natural light and ventilation to each occupied space. From its home in the C. The c.k.chok amount of reused and recycled materials in this project also greatly reduces the use of fossil fuels otherwise required to extract, transport and process new raw materials and thus reduces carbon dioxide emissions, the largest single component of current greenhouse gas emissions.

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Operable windows and fresh air vents under each window allow a continual flushing of fresh air through the building. The recycled graywater is then used for site irrigation.

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This method conserves water and protects the environment. Being continually flushed, the building does not experience peaks and valleys in lAO often found in traditional mechanized systems that operate with reduced air changes during low occupancy hours.

Based on a Building Simulation Energy Study, this 30, sq.

As the construction of this project is finished, it is now those who will occupy and maintain the building who will face the next challenge of this project: A subsurface holding tank is incorporated for storage of rainwater collected from the roof area. Operable windows and fresh air vents under each window allow a continual flushing of fresh air through the building. Being continually flushed, the building does not experience peaks and valleys in lAO often found in traditional mechanized systems that operate with reduced air changes during low occupancy hours.

It is not well known that Brazil is home to the largest number of persons of Japanese descent outside of Japan itself, with a population that likely exceeds that of the United States. The five raised roof forms have vent louvers at the top to provide convection to draw air in through the vents below.

Sanitary waste is eliminated through the use of the composting toilets. As well, the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute, which investigates global issues of energy conservation, is including the Choi building in a series of case studies on the most promising example of green development.