The City of Calgary vows to divert 80% of landfill waste by 2020, and this composting facility is a step in the right direction. It’s the first commercial building in Alberta registered under LEED® v4, with several sustainable design features that complement its function. Processing over 145,000 wet tonnes of organic waste and biosolids per year, it diverts 85 million kg of organic material from landfills by converting it into a marketable product: compost. Stantec’s interdisciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, structural, architectural and sustainability engineering consultants designed the complex systems and the structure housing them. Their solutions included advanced systems for water recovery, odour control, and scrubbers that convert ammonia from exhaust into a valuable fertilizer. This benchmark project has changed how Calgary processes its waste and has positioned the City as a national leader in innovation and sustainability.
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