Canadian Consulting Engineer

Contents – May 2011

May 2011

May 1, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

May 2011

Volume 52, No. 3

FEATURES

Green Buildings

Earth Rangers Revisited.

Massive ventilation tubes at a visitors centre in Woodbridge, Ontario have been combined with a geo-exchange system – achieving remarkable results.

By Bronwen Parsons 14

 

District Energy

Tapping into Sewage.

Vancouver’s False Creek Energy Centre is capturing the warmth of this odiferous resource.

Ausenco Sandwell & FVB Energy 20

 

Geo-Exchange

Techno-Solution or Fad?

Whether geo-exchange systems make environmental and economic sense depends on

many different factors.

By Geoff McDonell, P.Eng., Cobalt Engineering 22

 

Making Sense of Geo-Exchange

. An engineer uses scenarios to demonstrate situations where GSHP systems make sense.

By Laurier Nichols, ing., Dessau 26

 

Wind Power

Wind Worries.

Citizens groups say wind turbines are a health problem. Wind proponents disagree.

By John G. Smith 29

 

Project Delivery

School Design in the P3 Era.

In order to save costs and time Alberta has been building schools using a standardized approach.

By Nordahl Flakstad 31

DEPARTMENTS

Comment 4

Up Front 6

ACEC Review 9

Business 36

Products 40

Advertiser Index 41

The Human Edge 42


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