Jet Set

Keith Robertson is back at the office following a jaunt in Ontario to present at the Canada Green Building Council's National Conference: Building Lasting Change 2014, followed by the Scotia Bank Ecoliving Awards.

While away, Keith's desk was quickly usurped by his son Clay who took the job-shadowing opportunity to hold a brainstorming session on a world class sports facility. Jordan Willet moderated while Clay and his schoolmate developed ideas. 

After a brief appearance Keith was off again, this time to Fredericton, New Brunswick to serve as one of three jurors for the Architects' Association of New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor Awards. 

Lieutenant Governor's Awards

The crew from Solterre Design was on hand at the Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Architecture to receive an Award of Merit for the Concept House. Congratulations to the team for all of their hard work!  If you are interested in learning more about the project, another open house is planned for this Fall. 


Concept House Awarded Lieutenant Governor's Award

Just a week after receiving LEED for Homes Platinum certification from the CaGBC, the Solterre Concept House was awarded a Lieutenant Governor's Award of Merit for architectural design from the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.  

Congratulations to a great design and construction team who were willing to push design and green construction boundaries and go the extra mile. This project is off-grid,  LEED Platinum and built to the German Passive House standard making it a real gem for environmentally focused building in Canada.

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When It Rains, It Pours

Green Building Champion Recipient Keith Robertson

Green Building Champion Recipient Keith Robertson

The historic Finntigh Mara Estate on Halifax's North West Arm

The historic Finntigh Mara Estate on Halifax's North West Arm

What a time it has been at Solterre Design. Last week we saw the Concept House achieve its LEED platinum certification and Jennifer and Keith gave a presentation at the CaGBC Atlantic Chapter's BuildGreen Atlantic conference. Both events were sandwiched in between two open houses at the Concept House - the last of which more than 70 people stopped in! 

This week, Keith travelled to Vancouver to attend the CaGBC National Conference and Expo, where he was awarded a Green Building Campion award! While he was away, we learned the Concept House has won a Lieutenant Governor's Award of Merit for Architecture. 

The week finishes off tomorrow with Jennifer presenting at the RAIC's Festival of Architecture. The talk, titled: "[Re]drafted Heritage: A Green Housing Development on a Mature Urban Estate" details a new green-minded bareland condominium development on an expansive historic urban estate located in the eclectic community of Jollimore.