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The fluttering of a butterfly's wings (Paul Erlich)

Broadway Architects are early practitoners in the growing field of environmental design. Since the seventies, we have been at the forefront in several research and ecological based design areas.

Some of our past achievements include:

  • Alternate Energy Research Center - with Jack Long + New Street Group (1978-1983)
    (green roof, wind generator, passive and active solar, greenhouse, geodesic dome) Calgary, Alberta
  • Wind Generator Demonstrations: Solar Shelter (1978-1983), Seabird Island (2003-2004)
  • One of Western Canada's first energy efficient, sustainable concept plans
    (Olds College Homestead - 1979-81)  Olds, Alberta
  • 1st & 2nd Place Winner, Innovative Land Development Competition: an energy efficient, land efficient community eco plan for Edgemont, Calgary, Alberta (Long, Sieniuc, de Ridder, Sordi - 1982 )
  • 1st Place Winner (4 categories), Winter Cities Competition: energy efficient sustainable community plan for Cloverdale/Rosedale , Edmonton, Alberta  (Long, Sieniuc, Moriarty - 1985)
  • Energy Efficient Plan for Cypress Hills Resort , Saskatchewan (with J. Long + New Street Group - 1982)
  • Early green roof application in Vancouver - Parkview Terrace Townhouses (1987)
  • Designers of rigid insulated panel systems (1979) Styrotherm (1986)
  • First multi family application Nascor Insulated Wall System in Vancouver (1986-87)
  • First CMHC demonstration vinyl frame energy efficient windows for multifamily in BC (1991)
  • Numerous passive solar homes & community facilities (1979 - present)
  • "Living Air Floor"- heating slabs, with Tang Lee (1988 - present)
  • Designers of an Integrated Metal Solar Roof (Seabird Island 2003-2004, McKernan Community Center with Lee DeRidder 2013-2014)
  • First Canadian application of recycled plastic sill plates /rainscreen strapping as an alternative to treated wood (Altwood 2002-2004)
  • First North America application low off gassing Supro Roofing membrane (2003-04)
  • First Canadian application mould-resistant drywall for multi family housing
    (Georgia Pacific - 2002-2004)
  • Early advocates formaldehyde free building products
    John Manville formaldehyde free batt insulation demonstration (2003)
  • Early advocates low VOC paints and sealers
  • Designers of the Seabird Island Sustainable Community Demonstration Project (2003-04)
    (sponsored by Canada Housing & Mortgage Corp, INAC, National Resources Canada)
  • Net metering Demonstration (Seabird Island Sustainable Community Project 2002- 2003)
    (First small scale wind generators allowed to be tied to the grid in BC)
  • Designers Takhini Hot Springs Conceptual Plan For An Eco Village Resort (2005)
  • Low-tec geo thermal (Earthtubes) for preheating & cooling ventilation air (1988 - present ) includihg Seabird Island  BC,  single and multi family housing, Government House Admin Centre in Mayo, Social Health Building and Daycare Centre in Carmacks, Yukon
  • Various applications of geothermal/geo-exchange systems (1999 - present)
  • Yukon's first small scale district geo-exchange central services (2007- 2014)
    First Nation Na Cho Nyak Dun (Government House/Central Services) and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation (Utility Shared Services including Earthtubes)
  • Sustainable Eco Community/Government House, FNNND, Mayo, Yukon (2004-2009)


We are advocates for community self construction: to maximize the use of local resources, materials and labour; to feed local economies, save energy, minimize waste and pollution and to promote self reliance.

Our completed self built projects include:

  • Hal'aw (Golden Eagle) multi unit housing (1991-1992)
  • Beatrice Street Strata Homes (1994)
  • Kitsilano (1996)
  • Cayoose Creek Community Services Centre: S7istken Earth House (1992-1998)
  • Seabird Island Multi Unit Townhousing (2002-2004)
  • Seabird Island Single Family, Duplex Housing (2002 -2004)
  • Government House, FNNND, Mayo, Yukon (2004-2009)
  • Central Services Building (2007-2009)
  • Community Family Housing - 8 Single Family Homes, (2008-2009)
  • Numerous Single Family Homes (1979 to present)
    (including Wave, Creek, Rainforest, Treetop, Woodlands residences)

 

Seabird Lang Wind Turbine
Whisper Wind Generator


1 solar roof
2 earth tubes
1 solar roof
2 earth tubes

 
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