And at the new Royal Alberta Museum, the light, temperature, and humidity must be maintained at pristine quality in order to preserve the precious artifacts.
However, as the saying goes, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Because these large buildings have such a large impact, small changes in the way they are built can have an oversized impact on emissions reductions. And they can impact the local community by providing services like bike rooms, water storage, education, and leadership.
Not only are these measures good for the environment, they are the right moves from comfort, aesthetic, and economic perspectives. Key sustainability leaders in Edmonton’s downtown community have recorded audio tours of their buildings, in order to shed light on some of the great work they have done.
See the full list of audio tours. You can listen from home, or take a walk through downtown while you listen through your favourite podcast app.