High River's new Community Resource Centre recently achieved LEED Gold for New Construction & Major Renovations. It was our pleasure to participate in the integrated design charrettes hosted by Graham and Gibbs Gage Architects. The building counts as yet another success for our provincial sustainability efforts.
Throughout construction, the project diverted a whopping 80% (1,342 metric tonnes) of construction waste from the landfill by reducing, reusing, and recycling materials. In support of green power, the project is committed to a renewable energy contract that offsets their building’s annual electricity use.
The project combined updates and repairs from the flood of 2013 with a newly constructed provincial building to accommodate both the Foothill School Division and other community services.