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BBBL Architectes is committed to the design and production of sustainable buildings. Creating quality architecture and healthy environments has always been part of the design criteria of the firm. The design strategies developed give rise to high-performance envelopes, reducing energy costs and maximizing the role of natural light. Unobstructed outside views add to users' well-being and orientation. Indoor comfort contributes to occupants' productivity.

BBBL Architectes also develops projects intended for LEED certification. An integrated design process is established early in each project to meet sustainability goals. All members of the project team take part in creating and developing solutions: the owner, the design team, the construction team, the maintenance staff and the occupants. This process provides for the design of high-performance buildings where all systems come under optimal coor dination through the collaboration and expertise of all disciplines.

Case study

Zero energy reception pavilion

Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Caisse Desjardins - Carrefour de la coopération

LEED® Gold certification (April 2011)

  • Revitalization of derelict urban land and of a contaminated lot
  • Abundant window area with "low-E" glazing and screen-printed glass
  • Green and white roofs to reduce heat islands
  • Atrium bringing natural light into the heart of the project
  • Use of natural convection in the atrium for more efficient ventilation
  • Excellent performance in construction waste management
  • Landscaping with non-irrigated indigenous plants
  • Outdoor lighting meeting criteria for reduction of light pollution
  • Energy performance 50% superior to the MNECB
  • Natural light and outdoor views for all occupants
  • Superior indoor air quality and comfort
  • Innovative geothermal system with water instead of glycol

Publication: http://m.voirvert.ca/node/2775

Centre intégré de cancérologie de Laval

LEED® certified building (January 2013)

  • Priority given to the quality of indoor environments for patient well-being
  • Superior indoor air quality and comfort
  • Low-VOC-emission materials and furniture
  • Site protection through minimization of the land area developed
  • Landscaping with non-irrigated indigenous plants
  • High-performance envelope and sustainable assembly
  • White roofs to reduce heat islands
  • Outdoor lighting meeting criteria for reduction of light pollution
  • Energy efficiency more than 35% better than the MNECB

Champlain-des-Pommetiers care centre

LEED® Gold certification (May 2012)

  • Priority given to indoor environments for the well-being of residents
  • Enhanced air quality
  • Superior thermal comfort with radiant heating
  • Low-VOC-emission materials
  • Windows that open and abundant natural light
  • Unobstructed outdoor views for all occupants
  • Site protection through minimization of the land area developed
  • Integration of the landscaping with indigenous plants
  • Excellent performance in reducing water consumption
  • High-performance envelope, white roofing and sustainable assembly
  • Outdoor lighting meeting criteria for reducing light pollution

St-Lambert sur le Golf long-term care centre

Green strategies developed:

  • Windows that open in all rooms
  • Abundant natural light
  • Unobstructed outdoor views for all occupants
  • Fully accessible landscaped yards
  • Superior indoor air quality and comfort
  • White roofing to reduce heat islands
  • Landscaping with non-irrigated indigenous plants
  • Outdoor lighting that meets criteria for reducing light pollution
  • Energy recovery through plate heat exchangers plus a water tower

Lachute SQ police station

LEED® certified building (May 2013)

  • Use of locally-sourced materials free of VOCs
  • FSC-certified wood
  • Structure made of engineered wood from Quebec
  • High-performance envelope and sustainable assembly
  • White roofing to reduce heat islands
  • Abundant natural light
  • Unobstructed outdoor views for all occupants
  • Superior indoor air quality and comfort
  • Excellent performance in reducing water consumption
  • Energy efficiency more than 35% better than the MNECB

http://projetsverts.voirvert.ca/projets/siq-poste-police-la-surete-du-quebec-lachute

Ste-Agathe-des-Monts SQ police station

LEED® NC certification

Mont-Laurier SQ police station

LEED® NC certification

L’Espace-Couleurs school

Eco-friendly building

  • Daylight and views
  • Water use reduction
  • Stormwater management
  • Sustainable Materials:
  • Facing masonry (ground floor)
  • Concrete block partition walls
  • Counters made of phenolic laminate
  • Energy saving measures:
  • LED Lighting
  • Advanced lighting control
  • Geothermal energy

Sans-Frontières school

Eco-friendly building

  • Use of sustainable materials
  • High levels of insulation the building envelope
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Stormwater management strategies
  • Energy-saving measures
  • Solar panels on the roof
  • Interior comfort