Squashed Grapes?

Unfortunately, due to lack of attendees, this year’s Environ Design 10 Conference in Canada cancelled their site tours. It’s still unclear on their website whether or not the winery tour of the 1st building in Canada to achieve LEED Certification from the fairly new Canada Green Building Council,the Stratus Vineyards, is cancelled for tomorrow though.

Exterior  Detail  Wine

Geothermal technology is used through out the building to maintain the building temperature. Materials used for the shell of the building contains mostly recycled materials. All plant waste on site is composted and all of the fruit is picked by hand. An energy efficient device made to handle the fragile grapes and other fruit is a pretty nifty custom sorting system which uses gravity’s natural pull to eliminate the need for mechanical pumps.

Canandian interior design studio, Burdifilek, headed by designer Diego Burdi, created the stunning and sophisticated interiors. I couldn’t seem to find the website for the design studio, but just to give to you an idea of their work; they designed the flagship Club Monaco here in NYC.