GBT Lab & Demonstration Centre
The Green Building Technologies (GBT) Lab and Demonstration Centre at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is the first net-zero commercial building in Calgary, Alberta.
The new applied research facility was made possible through SAIT’s partnerships with the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, RBC, Avalon Master Builder and a number of industry suppliers. As one of the four major sponsors, we supplied high-performance Tilt + Turn Windows, Picture Windows and Tilt + Turn Doors for the 590 square metre energy efficient facility.
The windows and doors supplied at the GBT Lab & Demonstration Centre contribute greatly to the building’s overall energy efficiency. The durable window system, custom glazing, installation method and building design work together to contribute to achieve net-zero construction.
Innotech supplied our durable triple seal system for maximum thermal performance. Triple glazing with various Low-E and i89 coating combinations were used throughout the building for optimal solar heat gain; west and south facing windows have a low SHGC and east and north facing windows have a high SHGC. In addition to the glazing package, the windows were installed recessed into the wall (see image below), thereby increasing their overall installed performance. The south side of the building also has large overhangs to further protect the building from unnecessary solar heat gain in the hot summer months.
Thank you SAIT for inviting us to be part of this sustainable project.