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VIDEO: Architect Andree Iffrig at Sustainabuild

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by JOC Digital Media

Andree Iffrig is an architect at DIRTT Environmental Solutions in Calgary, Alberta, and was part of a panel at the recent Sustainabuild conference in Vancouver which focused on the role of technology in creating more efficient green buildings.

Iffrig said that while the technology isn't quite at the level of fully networked buildings able to share energy usage throughout a neighborhood, progress is being made in that area and buildings have come a long way from the isolated and inefficient heating and lighting systems of the past. She also said that there is a new focus on occupants of buildings, and that along with that focus is an emphasis on aesthetics at the design phase. "Nobody is going to sustain ugly green architecture," Iffrig said.

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