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The LEED Canada Buildings-in-Review Annual Supplement: Selected building profiles
Peter Gilgan Centre
Wesbrook Community Centre
Largest child health research tower in the world designed for intensification and collaboration Performance results achieved with passive design, active HVAC
Viewpoint: Embed the value of housing affordability in sustainability
Interview with Mark Hutchinson
Energy retrofits: Comparing active and passive strategies
CaGBC launches the Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative
issuE DONâ€™T MISS next Summer 2017 The winnings projects of the 2017 Canadian Green Building Awards Bottom right: The 2016 jury members Left to right: Aman Hehar, Calvin Brook, Marc Bertrand, and Marie-Odile Marceau. Photo: Roy Grogan. Cover: Peter Gilgan Centre. Photo: Tom Arban.
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THE FUTURE IS FICTION For those unfamiliar with the Arup organization’s Global Foresight division,
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Our oversight: King Edward Villa
New book: Making Urban Nature Making Urban Nature, by Dutch publisher, www.nai010.com, is an inspirational
about nature-inclusive designing in European cities. It calls for the integration of nature in the designs of buildings and outdoor spaces and includes
design suggestions. Because nature-inclusive design is still in its infancy, very little has yet been published on the subject. In the article on the six-storey mixed-use King Edward Villa in
Making Urban Nature provides an
Vancouver published in the Winter 2016/17 issue of SABMag, our
introduction to the pioneering practice of nature-inclusive design on the
apologies for neglecting to include the Project Credts as follows:
basis of both theory and practice. The research is conducted by Bureau
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Stadsnatuur [Urban Nature Rotterdam], the Dutch National History
Architect: GBL Architects
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Industrie [Creative Industries Fund NL]. The authors, Piet Vollaard,
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Jacques Vink and Niels de Zwarte, see nature as an integral part of the
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Passive House supplier, Pinwheel, launches new site The new web site, www.pinwheelstructures.com, asks, “Why are we building the equivalent of a hoodie with a thin rain jacket on top for our houses when we really need a thick breathable down jacket? We design and build for Canada. Vapour tight on the inside, and breathable on the outside, just like a Gore-Tex jacket.” As a supplier of a building system and components for Passive House construction, Pinwheel backs up its building philosophy as expressed on its new web site with drawing details, construction photos and a project portfolio; and promises more information to come as a resource to complement the national site: www.passivehousecanada.com.
The winning projects of the 2017 Canadian Green Building Awards will be presented on May 30 in Vancouver to kick off the open the as part of the CaGBC’s annual national conference, Building Lasting Change, which runs from May 30 to June 1 [www.cagbc.org/blc2017]. This is a great occasion to see some
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SUSTAINABILITY the story from here
By Jim Taggart, Editor In this second of two articles on emerging architectural practices across the country, we look at the work of KANVA in Montreal, and Acre Architects in Saint John. Both practices look to the history, culture and social fabric of existing communities as the roots from which new urban narratives can emerge. The future is fiction, and it is inspiration and participation that will enable us to weave these narratives into a new reality that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. 1 KANVA, Montreal The city is the context for much of KANVA’s work. We seek to mend and ameliorate the city, often working in vacant urban lots or dilapidated existing buildings to give them new life and stitch together the damaged or underutilized fragments of the city. Our approach to sustainability is one of nourishing existing communities rather than expanding the city’s footprint. We are concerned with the overall vitality of the city’s neighbourhoods and often set up temporary art installations before a project is slated to begin to provoke participation, thought and interest in what is to come. We believe architects have a social responsibility to invest in the city and act as its stewards by contributing to its densification, by promoting green living, by repurposing abandoned buildings and by using art to reorient our relationship with the city’s public spaces. One important project that succinctly demonstrates KANVA’s ethical approach to the city is the Edison student residence, built on a small vacant lot across from McGill University. The site suffered a fire in the early 20th century, a narrative we deemed important to convey to users and the community. Concrete photoengraved panels were erected on the front façade depicting film stills from a fire that occurred down the street around the same time. Through sun and shadow the photoengraving subtly reanimates the horse-drawn sleighs responding to the fire in 1901. The summer prior to construction, KANVA occupied the vacant lot with a temporary installation entitled: 30 Lits. The team recovered 30 used beds from across the city, painted them white and arranged them in rows on the site to provoke discussion of the program to come, a student residence, and at the same time offer passers-by an unexpected interlude in their urban journey. Another significant contribution to the city was the interactive, experiential art installation, City Fields. The project was the winning entry in the annual Luminotherapy competition, an initiative that challenges Montreal’s design community to work with artists from diverse disciplines to create an immersive winter experience. A luminous field of colour and sound, referencing the city’s agricultural lot subdivisions, was created by thousands of light reflectors on flexible stems that respond in symphony with changes in the environment and human interaction. This installation examines at an urban-scale, the physiological and psychological benefits of providing the public a rallying point where they can go outside to get fresh air and the essential exposure to natural light in Nordic winters.
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In conjunction with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, KANVA was commissioned to temporarily transform a heavily visited public site along Sainte-Catherine Street. Working with a specific timeframe: the month of May, the thaw period and beginning of spring, and with a close proximity to the St. Lawrence River, we were inspired by the log booms that were once anchored in the river during this time of year. The installation, 560KM, put users in direct contact with a natural raw material, wood logs, forcing them to question their relationship with natural resources. Instead of drying in a distant yard, the wood dried along Sainte-Catherine Street and doubled as an urban landscape for the users. Taking place in the heart of downtown, the installation created a meeting point to stimulate the senses and reinterpret a distant memory of the place. Irene, an urban housing project located in Montreal’s St-Henri borough, exemplifies how innovative design can renew existing infrastructure within the City. The original red brick building, constructed by the Railway and Power Engineering Corporation Ltd, was in dire need of repair. As an important historic marker in the neighbourhood, demolition was not considered; instead the team spent considerable time exploring the best solution to reintegrate the building into the rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood. We designed a perforated theatrical envelope to screen the three-storey addition to give the impression of a light, floating volume atop the existing masonry base. This gave rise to a dialogue between old and new, tradition and modernity, the building and its surroundings. At night the façade comes to life as the residents adjust the shutters and create a live performance for the neighbourhood. These are just a few projects that demonstrate the firm’s city-building approach. Though architects by training, our team is invested in enriching the life of the city in ways that go beyond traditional architecture. Likewise, our approach to sustainability goes beyond the norm, diving into density, reappropriation of unused and abandoned spaces, urban layering and using art and architecture as positive vectors for communities. We approach design by telling stories in playful ways, while recognizing the contemporary complexities of culture, economy, innovation and sustainability. Our approach to the latter recognizes the degree in which architecture affects and is affected by the world’s ecosystems and is holistically interconnected with the changing vicissitudes of our society.
City Fields – the winning entry in Montreal’s annual Luminotherapy competition that seeks to create an immersive winter experience . Edison Residence – a student residence facing McGill University that uses photoengraved concrete panels to animate the site’s history . 560 KM - an urban installation that offers Montrealers a glimpse into the world of timber rafting - a sensory experience that stimulates cultural memory . Irène – a mixed use building with a dynamic perforated façade that veils and reveals the activity within, creating an animated collage of collective habitation . 30 Lits - an ephemeral art installation in downtown Montreal that spontaneously transformed the vacant lot prior to the construction of the Edison Residence project .
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Aspen Root Passive House
The section of SABMag on high-performance housing
Highest energy hurdle met with superior envelope and quality materials
The Aspen Root Passive Home is the culmination of a 25-year journey for the owners who both work in the environmental industry and are committed to reducing their own ecological footprint. The home is a prototype sustainable building incorporating passive design principles, and best-practices in cold climate building science and construction.
By Henry Tufts
From the outset the owners and the design team established goals which would guide the project to completion: to create a home that was highly energy-efficient, durable, and constructed using largely natural materials and finishes that would result in reduced maintenance. The design process required both rethinking of common construction practices on the part of the design team, and reimagining ideas of home ownership on the part of the clients. A key question that was raised by the client at the early design stage, and kept recurring through permits and financing, was “how will you heat it?” The answer, that the house could be heated and cooled passively using none of
the conventional methods., was met with disbelief. “Giving up the idea of having a conventional source of generating heat, even as a back-up, required a real leap of faith in the beginning,”
says owner Randy Webber.
In order to measure success, the Passive
House standard was selected early on in the
design process. “The realization that all of the house components - not only the envelope but also the appliances, lights, and even us as occupants, had to be accounted for in the Passive
House energy model was a revelation; a light
bulb moment that spurred us to follow through with the project and use it as a demonstration of the potential of energy-efficient buildings in a cold climate,” says Webber. The home is located 80 km north of Winnipeg near the shores of Lake Winnipeg in the Aspen parkland ecoregion. Building shape and orientation were chosen to maximize solar gain; through iterative energy modelling the window locations, sizes, and roof overhangs were optimized to allow ample solar gain during the winter months while providing shade in summer.
A East living B Kitchen C West living D Open office
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Sum mer sun
Thermal Resistance of Opaque Assemblies: U-value [equivalent effective R-value] south, east & west walls .085 W/m2k [R 66.8]
Facing the sun, exterior walls are clad with rough sawn western red cedar shiplap boards, while on the north side, standing seam metal wraps down from the roof to protect
the home from the north winds. The wall assembly was inspired by the Arctic Wall, a wood framing system based on the Larsen truss which has been used successfully in well-insulated homes across North America. In order to meet Passive House comfort levels in this climate zone, over 450mm of insulation were required for the walls, much thicker than the 300mm typical of Larsen truss walls. To accommodate this thickness the builder suggested using a parallel chord wood wall truss similar to that used in the roof and floor. Other higher-performance wall designs such as the REMOTE and PERSIST systems were considered during the early design stage however the clientâ€™s desire to use natural, renewable, and recycled materials rather than plastic and foam products led the design team to use wood-framed walls with cellulose insulation. In addition, dense-pack cellulose carried the lowest cost in terms of dollar per R-value per square metre.
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View of the home from the southeast . View of the home under construction with framing complete . View of the metal clad north wall. The north walls are thicker with 600mm of insulation and the windows are quad pane vs triple pane on the south . THERM heat transfer analysis of the south wall and window sill . View of the south overhang supported by an exposed western red cedar beam and angled columns with custom thermally broken connections .
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BUILDINGS-in-review Highlighting LEED®-certified buildings in 2016
MEETING CANADA’S CARBON EMISSIONS TARGETS, ONE BUILDING AT A TIME Welcome to the eighth edition of the LEED® Canada Buildings-in-review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag. In this supplement, you will read about some of the most innovative and efficient buildings in Canada. LEED® certification provides a critical third-party seal of approval in the marketplace, and ensures that a building has gone through a rigorous process to verify their environmental performance targets. Over the past 14 years, the CaGBC has worked with the industry to change the way that buildings are designed, built and operated making Canada home to the second-highest number of LEED® certified buildings in the world with over 3,000 LEED® certified projects, and well over 7,000 registered. Last year was another milestone year for green buildings in Canada as Canada saw its first commercial LEED® v4-certifed project certification. The CaGBC also launched a Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative in 2016 to champion the move to lower-carbon commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings in support of Canada’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. This includes the two-year Zero Carbon Pilot Program, and the launch of Canada’s first Zero Carbon Buildings Standard on May 30, 2017 in Vancouver. We also continue to expand our educational offerings and technical training via webinars and in-classroom sessions, as well as bringing you the latest ideas, information and innovation at Building Lasting Change, our national conference and showcase, taking place this year in Vancouver from May 30 to June 1 – we hope to see you there. The CaGBC is pleased to continue our work with SABMag in providing professionals and contractors, building owners and developers, and manufacturers and suppliers with the national exposure and recognition they deserve for being at the forefront of green building innovation. Thank you for your commitment and support for this supplement and congratulations to all of last year’s certified projects.
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platinum ÌÌ 200 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Bentall Kennedy ÌÌ 887 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON ÌÌ AdHoc, Quebec, QC, Gestion KnighstBridge ÌÌ Amber Trails Community School, Winnipeg, MB, Seven Oaks School Division ÌÌ Annacis Research Centre, Delta, BC, Metro Vancouver, Engineering and Construction ÌÌ Calgary City Centre, Phase 1, Calgary, AB, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. ÌÌ Cooke Family Cottage, Southampton, ON, Private Property ÌÌ Cyril Bertelone, Val David, QC, Larix Construction ÌÌ Deloitte Tower Rio Tinto, Montreal, QC, ÌÌ Rio Tinto
gold ÌÌ Richmond-Adelaide Centre, Toronto, ON, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ 1249 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, McLaren Housing Society of BC ÌÌ 1400, 1410, 1420, 1430 Blair Place, Ottawa, ON ÌÌ #12Résidence M. Boudreau et Mme Paquin, Trois-Rivières, QC, Les Dessins Conspectek inc. ÌÌ 1525, 1545, 1565 Carling, Ottawa, ON, Bentall Kennedy [Canada] LP ÌÌ 160 Bloor Street East - Recertification, Toronto, ON, Colliers International ÌÌ #33 Résidence M. Bénard, Trois-Rivières, QC, Les dessins Conspectek inc. ÌÌ 1900 City Park, Ottawa, ON ÌÌ 20 Weber Street East, Kitchener, ON, Regional Municipality of Waterloo ÌÌ 234 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, ON, The Gillin Group ÌÌ 270 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, Blackwood Partners ÌÌ 2950 Jutland, Victoria, BC, Jawl Properties Ltd. ÌÌ 300 Front Street, Toronto, ON, Tridel Corp. ÌÌ 401 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ 45 Parliament St. – Office Areas, Toronto, ON, EQUINIX ÌÌ 455 de la Carrière, Gatineau, QC, Broccolini ÌÌ 5055 Springs Boulevard, Delta, BC, Talisman Homes Ltd. ÌÌ 520 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, Colliers International ÌÌ 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, KingSett Capital Inc. ÌÌ 7070 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. ÌÌ 8875 Torbram Road, Brampton, ON, Cattera Management Inc. ÌÌ 89 A-B avenue des Jardins, Orford, QC, Les Constructions Le Montagnac Inc. 18
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ÌÌ Écohabitations boréales - La Libellule, Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, QC, Écohabitations Boréales inc. ÌÌ Kew Beachouse, Toronto, ON, The Ideal Environment ÌÌ La Côtière, Waterville, QC, Urbanéco construction ÌÌ La Tour Deloitte, Montreal, QC, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. ÌÌ Le chalet dans le marais, Austin, QC, Urbanéco construction ÌÌ Le Centrix, Montreal, QC, Construction KnightsBridge inc. ÌÌ Maison Julie Girard, Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC, Belvedair Construction ÌÌ Maison Ozalée, Montreal, QC, Construction Le Tournesol
ÌÌ One University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ RBC WaterPark Place, Toronto, ON, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ Résidence Boissonneault-Arteau, Saint-Sauveur, QC, Belvedair Construction ÌÌ Résidence Brisson / Richard, Montreal, QC, Marquis Inc. ÌÌ Résidence Chambord, Montreal, QC, Corenov Constructeurs inc. ÌÌ Résidence Dubé-Charbonneau, Quebec, QC, Desjardins ÌÌ Résidence Dubé/Chartray 'Lauraga', Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, Construction Logimax inc.
ÌÌ Richmond Hill Toyota, Richmond Hill, ON, Richmond Hill Toyota ÌÌ Simcoe Place, Toronto, ON, Cadillac Fairview ÌÌ Siège social STGM Architectes, Quebec, QC, St-Gelais Montminy et Associés, architectes ÌÌ Stantec Office, Metrotower III, Burnaby, BC, Stantec ÌÌ Teknion, Montreal Showroom, Montreal, QC, Teknion Ltd. ÌÌ TELUS Garden Office Tower, Vancouver, BC, Westbank ÌÌ The Clive Residences, Victoria, BC, Cascadia Architects inc. ÌÌ Vergo at 3808 Carey Road, Victoria, BC, Chow Low Hammond Architects
ÌÌ Centre Corporatif Broccolini St-Laurent II, Ville St.-Laurent, QC, Broccolini Constr. Inc. ÌÌ Centre d'affaires bdc Québec, Quebec, QC, Banque de Développement du Canada ÌÌ Centre Nature-Action Phase 2, Beloeil, QC, NATURE-ACTION QUÉBEC INC. ÌÌ Centre Phi, Montreal, QC, Artifacts Consulting Inc. ÌÌ Centre universitaire de santé McGill - site Glen / McGill University Health Centre Montreal, QC, McGill University Health Centre ÌÌ Cisco Toronto Waterpark Place, Toronto, ON, Cisco Systems Inc. ÌÌ City Centre Community Centre, Richmond, BC, City of Richmond ÌÌ City of Brampton - City Hall Addition, W. Tower, Brampton, ON, Cityzen Development Group ÌÌ City of Vancouver Tactical Training Centre, Vancouver, BC, City of Vancouver ÌÌ CRA / ARMCO Building, Halifax, NS, Armoc Capital Inc. ÌÌ Deloitte Offices – La Tour Deloitte, Montreal, QC, Deloitte ÌÌ Eastgate Office Building, Edmonton, AB, 927094 Alberta LTD. ÌÌ Édifice fédéral, 2575, boul. Sainte-Anne, Quebec, QC, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada ÌÌ Edmonton Federal Building, Parkade and Plaza, Edmonton, AB, Alberta Infrastructure, Learning Facilities & Alternative ÌÌ Edward Drake Building, Ottawa, ON, Communications Security Establishment ÌÌ Emerson Building and Bayer Building, Calgary, AB, Colliers International ÌÌ Enbridge Gas Storage, Mooretown, ON, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ÌÌ Enbridge Office: 500 Consumers Road, Floor 3, 4, 5, Toronto, ON, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
ÌÌ Ericsson Toronto Office, Mississauga, ON, Ericsson Canada ÌÌ Fire Station 119 & Peel Regional Paramedic Satellite Station S11, Mississauga, ON, The City of Mississauga ÌÌ First Tower Calgary, Calgary, AB, H&R REIT Management Services ÌÌ gBL Office Fit-Out, Vancouver, BC, gBL Architects ÌÌ Golder Associates Ltd. Vancouver Office, Vancouver, BC, Golder Associates Ltd. ÌÌ Granite Club Shiftingravity, Toronto, ON, Granite Club ÌÌ Guinness Tower, Vancouver, BC, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ Halifax Central Library,Halifax, NS, Halifax Regional Municipality ÌÌ Historic Properties Waterside Centre, Halifax, NS, The Armour Group ÌÌ HMCS Hunter Naval Reserve Facility, Windsor, ON, DND / Canadian Forces ÌÌ HOK Toronto Office, Toronto, ON, HOK ÌÌ HOpe Centre, North Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Coastal Health ÌÌ Hullmark Centre Inc. - 5 Sheppard, Toronto, ON, Deltera Inc. ÌÌ Humber Learning Resource Centre, Toronto, ON, Humber College ÌÌ Jasper Place Library, Edmonton, AB, Edmonton Public Library ÌÌ Kennedale ECO Station, Edmonton, AB, City of Edmonton ÌÌ KPMG Ottawa Office, Ottawa, ON, KPMG Management Services ÌÌ Kwayatsut, Vancouver, BC, BC Housing ÌÌ La tour de Desjardins de la Cité de la coopération, Levis, QC, Groupe immobilier Desjardins ÌÌ LAV III Facility, Valcartier, QC, Government of Canada
ÌÌ 90 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. ÌÌ 980 Howe, Vancouver, BC, Manulife Financial ÌÌ Academic Health Sciences - E Wing, Saskatoon, SK, University of Saskatchewan ÌÌ Airport Square, Vancouver, BC, LaSalle Investment Management ÌÌ Andrew Davison Office Levels 3 and 4, Calgary, AB, The City of Calgary ÌÌ Apple Canada Head Office, Toronto, ON, Apple Canada ÌÌ ATB Place, Edmonton, AB, Triovest Realty Advisors ÌÌ ATCO Centre, Edmonton, AB, Triovest Realty Advisors ÌÌ Bâtiment T - Centropolis, Laval, QC, Cominar: Centropolis ÌÌ BDC - Gatineau, Gatineau, QC, Banque De Development Du Canada ÌÌ Bibliothèque de Varennes multifonctionnelle nette zéro, Varennes, QC, Ville de Varennes ÌÌ Brandon Transit Bus Garage, Winnipeg, MB, City of Winnipeg, Transit Department ÌÌ Brantford Elementary School, Burnaby, BC, School District 41 ÌÌ Bremner Tower, Toronto, ON, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. ÌÌ Britannia Crossing, Calgary, AB, Opus Corporation ÌÌ Broadway Tech Centre - Building 6, Vancouver, BC, 2725312 Canada Inc. c/o Bentall Kennedy Canada LP ÌÌ Burke Residence, Calgary, AB, Hillson Homes ÌÌ Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON, Canada Council for the Arts ÌÌ Caserne de pompiers no 32, Montreal, QC, Ville de Montréal ÌÌ Central 2 and Hideaway, Ottawa, ON, Urban Capital
gold ÌÌ Les Maisons Roco - Projet Lantier, Lantier, QC, Maisons Roco ÌÌ Maison Authier-Vachon, Bromont, QC, Pascal Vachon ÌÌ Maison Sophie Arcand - Hugo Raymond, Sherbrooke, QC, Belvedair Construction ÌÌ Maison Van Caloen - Peeters, Bolton-Est, QC, Belvedair Construction ÌÌ Maisons de Ville du Challenger Ouest, SaintLaurent, QC, Maisons de Ville Challenger Ouest ÌÌ Marine Building, Vancouver, BC, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ Minto WaterGarden, Thornhill, ON, The Minto Group ÌÌ Mississauga Executive Centre, Mississauga, ON, Colliers International ÌÌ MNP Tower, Vancouver, BC, Oxford Properties ÌÌ Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation, North Vancouver, BC, Capilano University ÌÌ NIKE Factory Store: CrossIron Mills, Rocky View, AB, Retail ÌÌ NIKE Factory Store: Vancouver BC, Richmond, BC, Retail ÌÌ Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, ON, Halton Healthcare Services ÌÌ Oceanic Plaza, Vancouver, BC, Oxford Properties Group ÌÌ Pine Grove Correctional Centre, Prince Albert, SK, Ministry of Central Services ÌÌ Priority Worldwide Services Canadian Headquarters, Saint-Laurent, QC, Priority Worldwide Services ÌÌ Public Health Ontario Laboratory, Toronto, ON, Public Health Ontario
ÌÌ Quarry Park South Campus, Calgary, ON, Remington Development Corporation ÌÌ Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver, BC, North Vancouver School District 44 ÌÌ Queensborough Community Centre Expansion, New Westminster, BC, City of New Westminster ÌÌ Quispamsis Q-Plex Sports and Wellness Centre, Quispamsis, NB, Town of Quispamsis ÌÌ RBC Offices at RBC WaterPark Place III, Toronto, ON, Royal Bank of Canada ÌÌ Regent Park - Block 25, Toronto, ON, The Daniels Corporation ÌÌ Résidence Cyr, Mont-Tremblant, QC, ÉNERGÉCO Concept Inc. ÌÌ Résidence Dion-St-Jacques,Hatley, QC, Belvedair Construction ÌÌ Residences at Two Old Mill, Toronto, ON, Tridel ÌÌ Revelstoke Secondary and Begbie View Elementary Schools, Revelstoke, BC, Revelstoke Secondary and Begbie View Elementary Schools ÌÌ Richcraft Recreation Complex, Ottawa, ON, City of Ottawa ÌÌ River City Phases 1 & 2, Toronto, ON, Urban Capital ÌÌ Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver, BC, Alumni UBC ÌÌ Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Hamilton, ON, Hamilton Health Sciences ÌÌ Siège Social Navada, Longueuil, QC, Navada Ltee ÌÌ Siemens Canada HQ Office Building, Oakville, ON, Siemens Canada ÌÌ Smoky Falls 2 Generating Station, Kapuskasing, ON, Ontario Power Generation
ÌÌ Starbucks Broadway Tech, Vancouver, BC, Retail ÌÌ T. Rowe Price Toronto Office, Toronto, ON, T. Rowe Price [Canada] Inc. ÌÌ Taylor Manor Addition, Vancouver, BC, City of Vancouver ÌÌ Terrasse des Équinoxes Bloc E, St-Laurent, QC, Groupe Montclair ÌÌ The Budzey Building, Vancouver, BC, Raincity Housing and Support Society ÌÌ Maison de M. Couillard, Harrington, QC, Énergéco Construction Inc. ÌÌ The Gault Building, 3rd Canadian Division Support Base, Edmonton, AB, Department of National Defence ÌÌ Stampede Station, Calgary, AB, Artis REIT ÌÌ The Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, Toronto, ON, Ryerson University ÌÌ The Village at University Gates, Waterloo, ON, Schlegel Villages Inc. ÌÌ Treehouse, Montreal, QC, Gestion KnighstBridge ÌÌ UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC, UBC Properties Trust ÌÌ UBC-Okanagan Campus-Engineering, Kelowna, BC, UBC Properties Trust ÌÌ UdeM - Campus Outremont, Mission, BC, Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health, Provincial Health Services ÌÌ Unilever Brampton Distribution Center, Brampton, ON, Unilever ÌÌ Union Gas Hamilton/Stoney Creek District Office and Technical Training Centre, Hamilton, ON, Union Gas Limited
ÌÌ University College of the North, Thompson, MB, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation ÌÌ University of Calgary - High Density Library, Calgary, AB, University of Calgary ÌÌ University of Calgary - The Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health ÌÌ University of Ottawa - Centre for Advanced Photonics and Environmental Analysis, Victoria, BC, University of Ottawa ÌÌ University of Toronto Scarborough Environmental Science & Chemistry Building, Toronto, ON, University of Toro nto Scarborough ÌÌ Uplands House, Lakefield, ON, Lakefield College School ÌÌ Vancouver Aquarium Entrance Complex, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre ÌÌ Vancouver Cohousing, Vancouver, BC, Eighth Avenue Development Group Ltd. ÌÌ West Springs Village - Building H, Calgary, AB, First Capital Asset Management ULC ÌÌ White Velvet, Montreal, QC, Syndicat de copropriété du 1890 boul. René-Lévêque ÌÌ Yonge Corporate Centre, Toronto, ON, Cadillac Fairview ÌÌ Yorkson Creek Middle School, Langley, BC, School District 35 [Langley]
ÌÌ Altoria, Montreal, QC, Kevric Real Estate Corporation ÌÌ Amaya, Calgary, AB, Sarina Homes ÌÌ Aimia Headquarters, Tour Aimia, Montreal, QC, Aimia Canada Inc. ÌÌ Bâtiment pour la capacité de soutien du commandement [CSC] Garnison Montreal, Montreal, QC, Department of National Defence ÌÌ BC Hydro Mount Pleasant Substation, Vancouver, BC, BC Hydro ÌÌ Alliance Française Toronto, Toronto, ON, Alliance Française Toronto ÌÌ BDC - Centre d'affaires de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Banque de Développement du Canada ÌÌ Beaverbrook Branch, Ottawa, ON, City of Ottawa ÌÌ Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, Beaver Bank, NS, Halifax Reg. Municipality
ÌÌ Bureaux Groupe Leclerc Architecture + Design, Saint-Hubert, QC, Groupe Leclerc Architecture + Design ÌÌ Cadet Accommodations - Argonaut Training Centre, Oromocto, NB, Department of National Defence ÌÌ Canada's Sports Hall Of Fame, Calgary, AB, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame ÌÌ Canadian Forces Military Police Academy, Borden, ON, Department National Defense ÌÌ Canadian Forces Recruitment Group [CFRG] Head Quarters, Borden, ON, Department of National Defence ÌÌ Canadian Western Bank, Edmonton, AB, Canadian Western Bank ÌÌ Carré Lucerne - Bâtiment B, Ville Mont-Royal, QC, First Capital Asset Management ÌÌ Carrefour Charlemagne - Bâtiment C, Charlemagne, QC, First Capital Realty
ÌÌ Caserne de pompier no 6, Gatineau, QC, Service des infrastructures ÌÌ Centre d'affaires Henri IV, Quebec, BC, Centre d'affaires Henri IV inc. ÌÌ Centre de formation professionnelle Le Trécarré, Victoriaville, QC,Commission scolaire des BoisFrancs ÌÌ Centre Hospitalier Restigouche - Restigouche Hospital Centre, Campbellton, NB, SNC Lavalin Inc. ÌÌ Centre TransCanada Centre, Ile des Chenes, MB, Municipality of Ritchot ÌÌ Charles Spencer High School, Grande Prairie, AB, Alberta Infrastructure ÌÌ City of Dryden Waste Water Treatment Plant, Dryden, ON, City of Dryden ÌÌ City of North Vancouver Civic Centre, North Vancouver, BC, City of North Vancouver
silver ÌÌ 175 Galaxy Boulevard - Building A, Etobicoke, ON, Gottardo Galaxy Inc. ÌÌ 365 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. ÌÌ 45 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON, Urbacon ÌÌ 7250 Mile End, Montreal, QC, Kevric Real Estate Corporation ÌÌ 73 A-B avenue des Jardins, Orford, QC, Les Constructions Le Montagnac Inc. ÌÌ 95 Market Drive, Milton, ON, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. ÌÌ 97 A-B avenue des Jardins, Orford, QC, Les Constructions Le Montagnac Inc. ÌÌ Abbottsfield Recreation Centre, Edmonton, AB, City of Edmonton ÌÌ Abipa - Faubourg Boisbriand, Boisbriand, QC, Montoni Boisbriand SEC ÌÌ Airport Crossing, Calgary, AB, Enright Capital Ltd.
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silver ÌÌ City of Surrey Operations Centre, Surrey, BC, City of Surrey ÌÌ Clairmont Community School, Clairmont, AB, Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76 ÌÌ Clareview Recreation Centre and Branch Library, Edmonton, AB, City of Edmonton ÌÌ CLSC de Benny Farm, Montreal, QC, Société Québecoise des Infrastructures ÌÌ Collège de Maisonneuve - Pavillion E, Montreal, QC, Collège de Maisonneuve ÌÌ Commerce South 2, Edmonton, AB, Sun Life Canadian RE GP Inc. ÌÌ Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, Edmonton, AB, City of Edmonton ÌÌ Cross Dock Facility - Pepsi Canada Beverages, Lethbridge, AB, Pepsi Canada Beverages ÌÌ CSSS Vaudreuil-Solanges, Vaudreuil, QC, 9180-3742 QC Inc. ÌÌ Cuisine Garnison St-Jean, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Défense nationale du Canada ÌÌ DANIELS CAPITAL GROUP, Mississauga, ON, Meadowpines 45 Inc. ÌÌ Delmanor Prince Edward, Toronto, ON, Deltera Inc. ÌÌ Distech Controls - Siège Social, Brossard, QC, Distech Controls ÌÌ Dood Cristall Family YMCA, Brandon, MB, ÌÌ YMCA of Brandon ÌÌ Douglas Border Crossing Main Building, Surrey, BC, Canada Border Services Agency ÌÌ École St. Thomas, Lloydminster, AB, Lloydminster Catholic School Division ÌÌ Edmonton Clinic Health Academy [ECHA], Edmonton, AB, University of Alberta ÌÌ Elopak - Faubourg Boisbriand, Boisbriand, QC, Montoni Boisbriand s.e.c. ÌÌ Emerald Ridge Elementary School, White City, SK, Prairie Valley School Division ÌÌ Enbridge Project ONE, Calgary, AB, Enbridge Inc. ÌÌ EPCOR Tower - Floors 9-12 and 20-28, Edmonton, AB, EPCOR Utilities Inc. ÌÌ Eagleson Place - Building A-B, Ottawa, ON, First Capital Asset Management ULC ÌÌ ERA, Victoria, AB, Concert Properties Ltd. ÌÌ Faubourg Cousineau, Saint-Hubert, QC, Habitations Lussier ÌÌ Fort Dufferin Dormitory, Regina, SK, RCMP National Project Delivery Office ÌÌ Genesis Centre of Community Wellness - Field House, Calgary, AB, The City of Calgary ÌÌ Goethe-Institut Montréal, Montreal, QC, Goethe-Institut Montreal ÌÌ Gooderham Condominium, Toronto, ON, The Distillery District ÌÌ Grimsby Square - Building A, Grimsby, ON, First Capital Asset Management 20
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ÌÌ Groupe Montoni - Tour X, Laval, QC, Groupe Montoni ÌÌ Gymnase et salle multi-usage - École communautaire Saint-Georges, Saint-Georges, MB, Division scolaire franco-manitobaine ÌÌ Habitat pour l'Humanité Québec, Saint-Eustache, QC, Habitat pour l'humanité ÌÌ Habitation Louise-Beauchamp, Laval, QC, Office municipal d'habitation de Laval ÌÌ Herring Cove & District Fire Department, Halifax, NS, Halifax Regional Municipality ÌÌ Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Fort McMurray, AB, Fort McMurray Catholic School Board ÌÌ Hullmark Corporate Centre, Toronto, ON, Tridel Corporation ÌÌ Innovation Complex, Mississauga, ON, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus ÌÌ Jacobs Building, Calgary, AB, EPIC Realty Partners Inc. ÌÌ Jasper Junior/Senior High School and École Desrochers, Jasper, AB, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division ÌÌ Klondike Crossing Terraces, Ottawa, ON, Minto Communities Canada ÌÌ Klondike Crossing Urban Townhomes, Ottawa, ON, Minto Communities Canada ÌÌ Labrecque-Dionne, Canton de Hatley, QC, UrbanÉco Construction inc. ÌÌ Lac La Biche High School, Lac La Biche, AB, Alberta Infrastructure ÌÌ Lacewood Transit Terminal, Halifax, NS, City of Halifax: Operations Support ÌÌ Langley 200 Business Centre, Langley, BC, Mitchell Group Langley Holdings Inc. ÌÌ Lawrence Grassi Middle School, Canmore, AB, Canadian Rockies Public Schools ÌÌ Le 1000 De La Gauchetière, Montreal, QC, Ivanhoé Cambridge ÌÌ LE WE, Gatineau, QC, Groupe Marc Dubé ltée ÌÌ LeBreton Flats Phase II, Ottawa, ON, Claridge Homes ÌÌ Les Jardins du Golf, Orford, QC, Les Constructions Le Montagnac Inc. ÌÌ Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre, Lloydminster, AB, Alberta Health Services ÌÌ Louise Station Affordable Housing, Calgary, AB, The City of Calgary ÌÌ Maison de l'enfance de Saint-Laurent, Ville St-Laurent, QC, Maison de l'enfance de Saint-Laurent ÌÌ McGarrigle/Olien Residence, Calgary, AB ÌÌ Minto Ampersand - Dual Terraces, Ottawa, ON, Minto Communities ÌÌ Minto Place and Minto one80five, Ottawa, ON, Minto Properties Inc. ÌÌ Minto Quarry Glen, Ottawa, ON, Minto Communities ÌÌ Morris School Autobody and Welding Addition, Morris, MB, Red River Valley School Division
ÌÌ MTO Traffic Operations Centre, Toronto, ON, Infrastructure Ontario ÌÌ MTS Call Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Artis REIT ÌÌ Multigénérationnel, Gatineau, QC, Louise Charlebois et Orlando Grisale ÌÌ Nexus Condominiums, Markham, ON, The Remington Group ÌÌ North Operations Depot, Oakville, ON, Town of Oakville ÌÌ North West Redwater Administration and Control, Gibbons, AB, Northwest Redwater Partnership ÌÌ Oceanside Health Centre, Parksville, BC, Vancouver Island Health Authority ÌÌ ONroute Innisfil, Innisfil, ON, HKSC Developments L.P ÌÌ peopleCare Inc - Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, ON, peopleCare Inc. ÌÌ Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook, ON, Extendicare ÌÌ Place Laurier, Ottawa, ON, Glenview Management Ltd. ÌÌ Place Laval 5, Laval, QC, Société Immobilière du Québec ÌÌ Place Lorraine - SAQ, Lorraine, QC, First Capital Asset Management ULC ÌÌ Plateau des Grives - Bâtiment 11, Hull, QC, First Capital Realty ÌÌ Radiant House, Toronto, ON, Great Gulf Homes ÌÌ Richmond Hill Hub, Richmond Hill, ON, Region Municipality of York ÌÌ Richmond Terrace Nursing Home, Amherstburg, ON, Apans Health Services ÌÌ Russel Metals, Mississauga, ON, 2725312 Canada Inc. c/o Bentall Kennedy ÌÌ SAQ Place vertu, Montreal, QC, Société des alccols du Québec ÌÌ Saskatoon Police Services HQ, Saskatoon, SK, City of Saskatoon ÌÌ Scotiabank, Brampton, ON, Scotiabank, Real Estate Department ÌÌ Shelter Island Commerce Centre - Marinaside, Richmond, BC, Farrell Estates Ltd. ÌÌ Spring Gardens Building D, Calgary, AB, City of Calgary ÌÌ Starbucks 1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON ÌÌ Starbucks 338 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Bankview, Calgary, AB, ÌÌ Starbucks Bowfort Road, Calgary, AB ÌÌ Starbucks Cartier & Rene-Levesque, Quebec, QC ÌÌ Starbucks City Centre 1, Surrey, BC ÌÌ Starbucks College Plaza 114th St, Edmonton, AB ÌÌ Starbucks Fraser Station, Abbotsford, BC ÌÌ Starbucks Gibsons Park Plaza Relocation, Gibsons, BC ÌÌ Starbucks Glendale & Merritt-St Catharines, St Catharines, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Guildford Town Centre II, Surrey, BC, ÌÌ Starbucks Hurontario & Eglinton-Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
ÌÌ Starbucks Hurontario & Steeles-Brampton, Brampton, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Jamieson Place SW, Calgary, AB ÌÌ Siège Social de l'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, Montréal, QC, Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec ÌÌ Starbucks Newcastle, Edmonton, AB, ÌÌ Starbucks Parkside Village-Mississauga, Mississauga, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Queen & Dorchester, Charlottetown, PEI ÌÌ Starbucks Surrey Park Place, Surrey, BC ÌÌ Starbucks Waterpark Place, Toronto, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Wellington & Gordon - Guelph, Guelph, ON ÌÌ Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB, Parkland School Division ÌÌ Strathcona Community Hospital, Strathcona County, AB, Alberta Infrastructure ÌÌ The Collider, London, ON, Western University ÌÌ The Meadows Community Recreation Ctre and The Meadows Library, Edmonton, AB, City of Edmonton ÌÌ The Regional Municipality of York Administrative Ctre, Newmarket, ON, The Regional Municipality of York ÌÌ Thunder Bay Courthouse, Thunder Bay, ON, Infrastructure Ontario ÌÌ Tomken Plaza - Building B, Mississauga, ON, First Capital Asset Management ÌÌ Town of Paradise Double Ice Surface Arena, Paradise, NL, Town of Paradise ÌÌ Thickson Place, Building E, Whitby, ON, First Capital Asset Management ÌÌ Transcona East End Community Club Rink Expansion, Winnipeg, MB, Transcona East End Community Club Inc. ÌÌ Unilever Canada Office, Toronto, ON, Unilever Canada ÌÌ UTM Deerfield Hall, Mississauga, ON, University of Toronto Mississauga ÌÌ Victoria Ford Alliance Ltd - Jaguar/ Land Rover Building, Saanich, BC, Victoria Ford Alliance Ltd. ÌÌ Wesco Distribution Centre, Pointe-Claire, QC, Loracon Construction Inc. ÌÌ West Avenue Residences, Hamilton, ON, Spallacci Contracting Limited ÌÌ York Region Transit Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility, Richmond Hill, ON, Regional Municipality of York
CERTIFIED ÌÌ 4535 Boulevard Hamel, Quebec, QC, Immeubles Marc Simard ÌÌ 600 Cochrane, Markham, ON, Great West Life Realty Advisors ÌÌ 6733 Kitimat Office, Mississauga, ON, Medtronic ÌÌ Acklands Grainger Inc. Toronto Distribution Centre, Caledon, ON, Acklands-Grainger Inc. ÌÌ Aimia, Toronto, ON, Aimia Canada Inc. ÌÌ Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, Victoria, BC, District of Saanich ÌÌ Bassins du Havre - Quai 1, Montreal, QC, Développement des Bassins ÌÌ Beclin Business Park Buildings A-D, St. John's, NL, East Port Properties Ltd. ÌÌ Bibliothèque Saul Bellow, Montreal, QC, Ville de Montréal ÌÌ Bombardier Transport - Centre de Prototypage, St-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, Bombardier Transport ÌÌ Carré Lucerne - Bâtiment C, Montreal, QC, First Capital Asset Management ÌÌ Cégep de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Cégep de Sherbrooke ÌÌ Chalet du Parc du Pélican, Montreal, QC, Ville de Montréal ÌÌ CLSC des Faubourgs, Montreal, QC, Berger Street Properties Inc. ÌÌ Community Care Building Phase 2, Winchester, ON, Winchester District Memorial Hospital ÌÌ Complexe Les Ailes & Le 1500, Montreal, QC, Ivanhoé Cambridge
ÌÌ Damotech - Faubourg Boisbriand, Boisbriand, QC, Damotech Inc. ÌÌ Faubourg des Prairies, Montreal, QC, First Capital Asset Management ULC ÌÌ Fort Richmond Collegiate Healthy Living Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Pembina Trails School Division ÌÌ Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB, Government of Alberta ÌÌ Gateway Pacific Building A, Richmond, BC, Sun Life Financial ÌÌ Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, BC, City of Surrey ÌÌ Greenboro Community Centre Expansion, Ottawa, ON, City of Ottawa ÌÌ HH Angus Office, Toronto, ON, HH Angus and Associates ÌÌ IBM Canada Western Leadership Data Centre, Acheson, AB, IBM Canada ÌÌ InnPower Office, Innisfil, ON, Innpower Corporation ÌÌ Leslie Boutique Residences, Markham, ON, Great Lands Corporation ÌÌ Lumen - Siège social et Centre de distribution, Laval, QC, Lumen ÌÌ Manning Town Centre - Phase 1, Edmonton, AB, ALBARI Holdings Ltd. ÌÌ Meduxnekeag Consolidated School, Woodstock, NB, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Province of NB ÌÌ Metrobus Transit Terminal, St. John's, NL, Metrobus Transit
ÌÌ Middleton Water Treatment Plant, Cambridge, ON, Region of Waterloo ÌÌ Milton Delivery Depot, Milton, ON, Canada Post Corporation ÌÌ North Vancouver Delivery Depot, North Vancouver, BC, Canada Post Corporation ÌÌ OC Transpo Dispatch and Maintenance Garage, Ottawa, ON, City of Ottawa ÌÌ Oshawa Centre Addition, Oshawa, ON, Ivanhoe Cambridge ÌÌ Place Lorraine - Bâtiment A, Lorraine, QC, First Capital ÌÌ Plaza Beaconsfield - TD, Beaconsfield, QC, First Capital Realty ÌÌ Rexton Health Centre, Rexton, NB, New Brunswick Department of Health ÌÌ S2 - 63 Unit Residential Building, Bedford, NS, Killam Properties Inc. ÌÌ SAQ Bromont, Bromont, QC, Société des alcools du Québec ÌÌ SAQ Sélection, St-Hyacinthe, QC, SAQ ÌÌ Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, Regina, SK, Ministry of Government Services ÌÌ Schneider Electric, Montreal, QC, VICONICS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ÌÌ Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler, BC, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ÌÌ St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton, AB, The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton ÌÌ St. Joseph's Care Group - Sister Leila Greco Apts, Thunder Bay, ON, St. Joseph's Care Group
ÌÌ Starbucks King Street West, Toronto, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Avenue Place, Calgary, AB ÌÌ Starbucks St. Clair Avenue W, Toronto, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Bathurst & Fleet, Toronto, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Eglinton & Spectrum Way-Missis, Mississauga, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Fernie, Fernie, BC ÌÌ Starbucks Kelowna Airport Business Park, Kelowna, BC ÌÌ Starbucks Main & Church, Moncton, NB ÌÌ Starbucks Montrose & McLeod, Niagara Falls, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Niagara Outlets, Niagaraonthelake, ON ÌÌ Starbucks Ranch Market-Strathmore, Strathmore, AB ÌÌ Starbucks Stoneycreek, Fort McMurray, AB ÌÌ Starbucks Upper Windermere, Edmonton, AB ÌÌ Starbucks Windmill & Seapoint Road, Dartmouth, NS ÌÌ The Heights at Mt. View, Victoria, BC, Baptist Housing Ministries ÌÌ Thickson Place - Building F, Whitby, ON, First Capital Asset Management ULC ÌÌ Tricentris, Lachute, QC, Tricentris ÌÌ University Hill Secondary school, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver School Board ÌÌ Usine de transformation alimentaire, Montreal, QC, Les Aliments O'Sole Mio inc. ÌÌ Vancouver Downtown Delivery Depot, Vancouver, BC, Canada Post Corporation ÌÌ Waterloo Corporate Campus Buildings A & B, Waterloo, ON, Intermarket Real Estate Group ÌÌ X2 Condominiums, Toronto, ON, Great Gulf Group
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Simcoe place 2016
Simcoe Place is an award-winning office complex designed by internationally acclaimed architect Carlos Ott. It is a 1,056,000 sf multi-tenant commercial office and retail building situated on the northwest corner of Front and Simcoe Streets in Toronto. Built in 1995, Simcoe Place is as efficient as any brand new LEED-certified building on the market. In fact, Simcoe Place is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Canada - a great example of the revitalization and performance potential of existing buildings.
LEED SCORE CARD - PLATINUM Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources
19/26 7/14 33/35 5/ 10
Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Regional Priority Total
7/15 6/6 4/4 81/110
In 2010, Simcoe Place adopted the REALpac 20 ekWh/ft2 by 2015 goal for the overall energy performance of the building. Simcoe Place has always been at the forefront of the industry, including adopting this energy intensity target established by REALpac in collaboration with the Canada Green Building Council and BOMA Canada. Simcoe Place achieved and exceeded this target in 2013 with a normalized energy intensity of 18.3 ekWh/ft2. From there, Simcoe Place targeted an Energy Star Portfolio Manager score of 98, which was achieved in early 2015. This impressive Energy Star rating places Simcoe Place in the top 2% of energy-efficient buildings in Canada, an important contributor to LEED Platinum Certification. Our Integrated Building Performance Team regularly studies building performance evidence and applies collective knowledge and experience to produce the most effective solutions and exceptional results. Reviews and discussions of building performance indicators directed our team to more than 30 individual projects, making improvements to heating and cooling systems, the building automation system, elevators, lighting and transformers. This systematic management process is critical in helping us achieve industry-leading performance. Overall, Simcoe Place has saved 21% of total energy as compared with our 2010 baseline. This includes a 23.4% reduction in electricity use, 20.3% reduction in gas use and 8.9% reduction in water use. With our Occupant Engagement Program, we unite tenants, individual occupants and property management in a mission to raise awareness of environmental issues and our individual impact. In the past our focus has been on waste and energy. We are now starting to focus on occupant wellness, which we think will be very popular and beneficial for all of our tenants and occupants. Achieving LEED-EB: O&M Platinum ensures that we are operating our building to the highest standard and most importantly, supporting our clientsâ€™ environmental programs and employee retention and attraction programs.
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LEED SCORE CARD - PLATINUM Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Regional Priority Total
21/28 7/10 31/37 7/13 10/12 4/6 4/4 84/110
Calgary City Centre Sustainability, client experience and connectivity at the core of Calgary’s newest business hub Calgary City Centre, Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) inspired addition to the city skyline, is the first major office tower to open in downtown Calgary in several years. This 36-storey, 853,000 square foot office complex occupying a four-acre city block at 2nd Street SW and 3rd Avenue SW was designed and built with environmental sustainability and client well-being as core principles. The building, which achieved LEED® Platinum, Core and Shell standards in October 2016, uses 25 to 45 per cent less energy relative to the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Buildings. One-half of Calgary City Centre’s roof features a low-maintenance green surface. Built with low-emission materials, the tower also meets LEED-approved standards for Enhanced Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and with tenant comfort and well-being key objectives, continuous floor-to-ceiling glazing wraps provide both scenic views and incoming natural light. The barrier-free building is also fully accessible, in compliance with provincial building codes. Situated with connectivity and walkability in mind, Calgary City Centre is next to the Bow River parkway system, with two enclosed bridges to adjacent buildings linking the project to Calgary’s busy 18-kilometre +15 elevated walkway system and its 60 pedestrian skywalks over busy Calgary streets. The complex also provides parking space for up to 250 bicycles. Industry and community recognition of the building’s bold innovations came almost immediately after its grand opening, winning the Calgary Downtown Association‘s Downtown Vitality Award in Urban Design for its animated rooftop lighting feature. As part of CF’s overall commitment to Corporate Responsibility, Green building certifications are a key priority, serving as third-party verification of environmental performance, and a recognizable proof of alignment with their clients’ own sustainability goals and principles. And with Calgary City Centre, CF has demonstrated once again how to build upon these principles and incorporate them into all developments.
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Amber Trails Community School 2016
Located in one of Winnipeg’s newest and growing neighbourhoods, the Amber Trails Community School in the Seven Oaks School Division [SOSD] recently achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the first school in Manitoba and only the second in Canada to receive this prestigious level of sustainable excellence.
LEED SCORE CARD - PLATINUM Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources
PROJECT FACTS Owner The Public Schools Finance Board & The Seven Oaks School Division Location Winnipeg, Manitoba Area 85,000 Square Feet Cost $24 Million Status Opened January 2015 Contractor Bockstael Construction Ltd. Architect Prairie Architects Inc. Structural Engineering Wolfrom Engineering Ltd. Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Enermodal Engineering. Ltd. [now MMM Group] Landscape Architect HTFC Planning & Design Interior Design Prairie Architects Inc. Sustainable Project Management Prairie Architects Inc. Commissioning Integrated Designs Inc. Photos CLICK-STUDIO
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12/26 10/10 28/35 7/ 14
Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Regional Priority Total
13/15 6/6 4/4 80/110
Designed by Prairie Architects Inc., the facility challenges existing paradigms about school design and creates exciting new visions for education. The academic spaces are designed as ‘schools within a school’ whereby groups of 150 students are organized into ‘academies’ for the duration of their time at the school. The design creates a comfortable, inclusive environment; with a welcoming entrance that encourages new-to-Canada parents and grandparents to connect with others in their community, natural daylight-filled learning spaces, flexibility for different learning opportunities, fusion of indoor and outdoor environments, common learning centres, outdoor classrooms, and connection to the community. A day care and early learning centre is anchored within the school and benefits from shared access throughout. The school has exceeded expectations and achieved an overall energy use reduction of 68% less than a model building, while simultaneously achieving over 60% water reduction. Originally targeting LEED Gold; geothermal heating, in-floor heating, and efficient lighting fixtures further helped reduce the energy needs of the school and achieve higher certification. The school provides public access and incorporates large glass walls with entrances facing onto the street opening into the large entry and learning commons, as well as the gymnasium and kitchen. The design demonstrates that the new generation of school facilities are open and accessible to all, with the vibrant glow of activities spilling out through the windows on many dark, Winnipeg winter nights.
Residence Chambord 2016
Bi-generational reaching high
Deconstruction – Densification – Reuse – Reapplication Diversion from landfill site - Few technologies - Choices based on low maintenance, longevity and efficiencies : all of these describe the project realized by the multi-discipinarian team of CORENOV Constructeurs inc. Écoentrepreneur accredited and arose from the client’s request to move to the main floor of a heritage duplex in downtown Montreal. More than 90% of materials from demolition were reused as furniture, landscaping, pizzaoven, or ornaments, even temporary structure was designed for reuse during construction. Mechanicals were located to allow convenient remodelling of interior walls as the occupant’s needs change with age. Rain water is collected, filtered and reused which helps reduce water use by 127,000 litres annually, a 96% reduction compared to average water closet consumption in Quebec. The interior design maximizes natural lighting and passive ventilation, and only native species and permeable finishes have been used in landscaping. The efforts made in planning and execution were recognised by LEED Platinum certification with 103 points, the highest score in Montreal and the second best in the province.
LEED SCORE CARD - PLATINUM Sustainable Sites Location & Linkages Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere
19.5/22 10/10 13/15 23.5/38
Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Awareness and education TOTAL
12.5/ 16 16/21 7.5/11 1/3 103/136
Stantec Offices at Metrotower III 2016
LEED Canada Commercial Interiors Platinum, LEED Core & Shell Platinum
Building collaborative business spaces with sustainability in mind Stantec designed an innovative new workplace to enhance collaboration, improve access, and reduce our footprint through the consolidation of multiple offices in four contiguous floors at Metrotower III in central Burnaby. Designed by Stantec Architecture, Metrotower III is comprised of 27 storeys with floor plates of 16,000 ft2 and a construction value of $170 million. The building incorporates a strong sustainable design agenda focusing on high efficiency building systems, reduced operating costs, and the use of recyclable materials. The building’s design utilized windows with low-e glass, allowing extensive daylighting while minimizing heat transfer. Rainwater runoff from the site and adjacent towers is collected for reuse in low-flow toilets, landscape irrigation, and the building’s water feature. Stantec’s 65,000 ft2 offices were designed by an all Stantec team, providing a unique opportunity to integrate the office design into the base building systems design, saving significant build costs and preventing unnecessary construction. Both projects are LEED Platinum.
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McGill University Health Centre [MUHC] For its $2 billion redevelopment project, the McGill University Health Centre [MUHC] decided early in the planning process to pursue LEED-NC certification. This was based on the MUHC’s desire to create a world-class healing environment for patients, family members, and staff, while minimizing environmental impacts and operating costs. It went on to become the first hospital in Quebec to achieve LEED-NC Gold certification. The 2.66 million square-foot facility, which was built with Groupe infrastructure santé McGill [comprising SNC-Lavalin and Innisfree] in a public-private partnership agreement, includes the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Chest Institute, Cedars Cancer Centre and the Research Institute of the MUHC. Being an academic health centre with regional responsibilities for pandemics and disasters, many infrastructure redundancies were required by the Ministries of Health and Public Safety, significantly adding to the already complex design and construction processes. Nonetheless, the project achieved 35% greater energy efficiency than the average Canadian hospital, resulting in approximately $2 million in annual savings and 40% less potable water usage than comparable buildings. The heat island effect is greatly attenuated through the use of white roofs, green spaces and underground parking. Dedicated healing gardens were created by planting 394 trees, 3,750 bushes, and 7,500 perennials; none of which require any landscape irrigation.
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LEED SCORE CARD - GOLD Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Total
9/14 4/5 5/17 7/14 11/15 4/5 40/70
LEED Consultants Lyse M. Tremblay EcoArchitecture inc., Cathy Ann Barr [MUHC] and Jean-Francois Alie [SNC] Architect and Interior Designer Groupe IBI Engineer [Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, and Energy] SNC-Lavalin Project Manager, Contractor/Builder, Commissioning Authority, Building Science Professional SNC-Lavalin
The Glen site was chosen in large part due to its proximity to the VendĂ´me intermodal station, which provides easy access to three commuter train lines, the Montreal metro system and numerous bus routes. A bicycle path through the site connects with the municipal bike path network. Many ambulatory patients use public transportation to get to and from hospital appointments. A large proportion of staff use public transit or commute to work by bicycle. As such, close to 400 bicycle parking spots are available, as well as showers for bicycle commuters. In addition, 79 recharging stations are provided for hybrid/electric cars. LEED-EB certification is being pursued with the goal of accelerating the sustainability of hospital operations.
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Britannia Crossing 2016
Britannia Crossing, a five story 70,000 SF mixed use office and retail development located in Calgary Alberta WAS AWARDED LEED GOLD designation.
Britannia Crossing stands out not only architecturally but mainly because of its numerous green initiatives, that create a sustainable ambiance, promote health and green initiatives. Some of the features standing out are: > The Photovoltaic System on the roof features sixty-four (64) photovoltaic modules that generate a total of 16kW of green power, enough to run all fire and safety systems and emergency power requirements for the entire building. The system is one of the largest private installations in Calgary. > The 1,848 sf Green Roof Garden surrounding the outdoor play area of the daycare consists of locally sourced plants in recycled plastic modules and is 100% self-sustainable. Beyond the environmental benefits of water retention and reducing carbon monoxide, the Green Roof Garden benefits the children by creating a climate buffer around the playground, provides sound retention for other occupants in the building and makes the playground visually more appealing. > Showers and change rooms, bike storage and lockers available for all tenants. > Electric car charging stations (underground), another first at a suburban commercial development.
the Kwayatsut building 2016
A partnership between British Columbia Management Housing Commission, the City of Vancouver, Pacific Community Resource Society and Vancouver Native Housing Society, the Kwayatsut building adds to the Cityâ€™s network of social and supportive housing project.
This 99 unit supportive housing development offers communal gathering and garden areas as well as a youth resource center and commercial retail units on the ground level. The building mechanical systems are designed to run full time on a DDC system. The primary heating/cooling demand is served by a central groundsource geothermal system providing temperature control through a combination of radiant slab, air to water heat pumps and hydronic heating/cooling coils. Radiant floor heating within each unit is controlled by local thermostats. Domestic Hot Water is preheated and distributed through the energy efficient boiler system. Electrical distribution is provided by a 12.5 kv/25kv single radiant primary raceway and lighting systems are fully automatic. Over 50% of non-roof impervious surfaces are made up of high albedo materials. Specific site exterior surfaces minimize storm water runoff, increasing on-site infiltration, eliminating pollution from storm water runoff and contaminants. Potable water used for irrigation has been reduced by more than 50% through high efficiency irrigation technology and drought tolerant plants. The developmentâ€™s water use reduction is 44.45% over baseline fixture performance requirements and 25% energy consumption reduction. As a green development, all five mandatory recyclables are stored and collected. Kwayatsut provides housing/supports for residents who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.
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Brampton Southwest Quadrant Renewal Plan [SWQRP] Brampton Southwest Quadrant Renewal Plan (SWQRP) was built by Cityzen/Dominus Development Group and is located at the corner of Queen Street West and George Street South in Brampton, Ontario. The project provided a significant effort by the City of Brampton to reinvest in its city in particular the downtown core, re-animating significant street frontages and creating a landmark civic facility. The 9-storey retail and office building primarily occupied by the City of Brampton includes over 11,000 square meters of office space, approximately 1300 square meters of retail and just over 16,000 square meters of parking. By including energy conservation measures in the design of the building and ensuring the proper operation of the equipment SWQRP has achieved significant energy savings. As such building energy performance is expectedly better than comparable non-LEED buildings due to the energy conservation measures taken including; energy recovery ventilators supplying a portion of the ventilation, condensing, modulating boilers and domestic hot water heaters, variable speed drive chiller plant, low-flow domestic hot water fixtures, variable speed drive pumps, high performance windows including hard low-e coating, argon filled gaps and warm-edge spacer resulting in reduced conduction, occupancy sensors controlling majority of lighting and daylighting in perimeter areas and process energy savings on parking garage lighting through reduction in lighting power density and sensor controls. All indications illustrating that the building has achieved its savings potential and is performing as designed. SWQRP not only created new and exciting civic open space but allowed for the expansion and centralization of the Civic administration housed in a LEED Gold certified sustainable facility.
LEED SCORE CARD - GOLD Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Regional Priority Total
21/26 6/10 21/35 6/14 3/15 4/6 3/4 62/110
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City of Dryden The City of Dryden’s new wastewater treatment plant is now certified LEED® Silver, clearly demonstrating the City’s commitment to creating a sustainable and environmentally responsible community.
Contributing to the LEED® certification is an in-floor heating system that draws heat from the treated effluent, windows that are designed to maximize daylight giving employees the most natural light, as well as reducing electricity use. Light fixtures are outfitted with specialized sensors to gauge how much light to give off, and recycled water is used throughout the plant processes. These design features, and many others, were incorporated to ultimately save natural resources and significantly reduce operating costs. The plant’s creative design, however, doesn’t end with energy efficiency. The exterior was designed to look unique and
architecturally interesting—not a typical design goal for wastewater treatment plants. Odor is minimized by covering treatment tanks, rather than the common open-air design. Odor is further reduced using bio-filters. These elements create a pleasant scene for pedestrians and residents. Dryden is very proud as ‘The Wilderness City’ to showcase a LEED® certified structure that not only includes the building, but additionally the plant and processes. http://www.dryden.ca/
LEED SCORE CARD - SILVER Sustainable Sites 4/14 Water Efficiency 5/5 Energy & Atmosphere 8/17
Shelter Island Commerce Centre – Marinaside Situated on the corner of Graybar and Dyke Road in East Richmond, Shelter Island Commerce Centre – Marinaside, is a mixed-use three-story office and warehouse building located on a 13,269 m2 site along the Fraser River.
The 9,472 m2 [101,963 square feet] building offers waterfront office, and warehouse space within industrial zoning. Located west of Annacis Island the location offers good transportation links to Vancouver International Airport, Highway 91, Highway 91A and Highway 99 that provide easy access to Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Surrey and the Canadian/US border. Shelter Island Commerce Centre – Marinaside, was built to LEED Silver Standards. The building is concrete tilt-up construction and has extensive glazing and architectural features. Many construction materials had high levels of recycled content and/or were locally manufactured. Unique features of this property include a 21% energy cost savings over an Ashrae baseline, electric vehicle charging ports, permeable paving, bioswales and high efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures. Shelter Island Commerce Centre - Marinaside won best mixed used development at the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence presented by NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association and Business in Vancouver. The Project is owned and managed by Farrell Estates which is a division of the McPhail Group. www.farrellestates.com
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Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Total
5/ 14 6/15 5/5 33/70
Great Gulf’s Active House Centennial Park
Inspired by Active House movement first pioneered in Europe, Great Gulf’s Active House Centennial Park is designed to improve the comfort and well-being of its occupants, while ensuring minimal negative impact to the environment. The house is a result of a highly process-driven approach to homebuilding, evaluated against stringent specifications for indoor comfort, energy efficiency, and environmental consideration.
More than anything, it is the strategic use of natural daylighting that defines the true character of Active House Centennial Park – in this home, little to no artificial lighting is required during the day. And that holds advantages beyond mere energy saving. Natural daylight has proven benefits to humans’ well-being, which includes boosting concentration, efficiency and mood. What’s more, the amount of natural light enjoyed inside Centennial Park can help improve sleeping patterns, by regulating the circadian rhythms of its occupants – something particularly important during the winter months when daylight is already in short supply. The ground-floor living room, dining area, and kitchen are laid out in an open plan with no barriers to obstruct daylight. Even the fireplace separating the dining and living room areas is see-through. Triple-glazed windows enhance thermal comfort, while carefully selected surfaces and colours further reflect light throughout the interior. Double-height spaces visually connect the main-level living areas with the upstairs spaces, such as the family room on the second floor. This strategy of maintaining strong visual connections also ensures a continual connection to the outdoors from almost every room in the home, without sacrificing privacy. The holistic design approach taken for Active House Centennial Park helps create not only a harmony of structure and systems within the home, but also a feeling of harmony throughout the home. There’s just something about clean air, natural, ample space and a thoughtful layout that helps calm the mind and sustain the spirit. In short: people love living here. And as the first certified Active House in the world, this truly is a home that gives more than it takes.
LEED SCORE CARD - SILVER Sustainable Sites Location and Linkages Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation and Design Process Awareness and Education Total
8.5/22 9/10 6/15 25/38 9.5/16 12/21 3/11 0/3 73/136
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In 2016, Montoni reached it’s 34th LEED certified project. This is more than 3 100 000 square feet. Throughout the years, Montoni has helped: o
Save 28 million KWh of energy annually which is enough to power 1,000 homes in Canada for a full year.
A 6,690 CO2e tonnes reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which equates to taking 1,350 cars off the roads for a year.
Save 14 million liters of drinking water annually, the equivalent of 450 residential sized swimming pools.
Save 3,000 tonnes of construction waste material which represents 925 garbage trucks.
Montoni is proud that in 2016 Eight (8) of our projects were certified under LEED® NC.
Montoni – Green building at its best
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University of Toronto Mississauga
Since 2006, the University of Toronto Mississauga has committed to achieving a minimum of LEED silver on all new construction, and in 2014, UTM opened the doors of two state-of-the-art new buildings that meet that promise. The Innovation Complex and Deerfield Hall are both certified LEED silver, and join 3 other LEED silver buildings and 1 LEED gold renovation already present on the campus.
Deerfield Hall replaced a portion of the North
The 6,300-square-metre Innovation Complex, which hosts the Institute
theatre and drama studies program. Over 90
for Management & Innovation, the Office of the Registrar, the Departments
per cent of the waste from the demolition of the
of Economics and Management, and the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning
old building was diverted from landfill.
Centre, was designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects. Over 40 per cent
Deerfield Hall features extremely energy-
of the materials that were used in construction were manufactured regionally.
efficient mechanical systems and lighting,
Materials with recycled content were also used throughout the structure,
resulting in a reduction in building energy use of
and over 90 per cent of the construction and demolition waste was diverted
42 per cent. The 10,440-square-metre building
from landfill. The vertical fins on the building’s exterior shade the glass and
is also extremely water efficient, and uses 70
reduce solar gain in the summer. The building also features a green roof
per cent less water than a comparable building,
(one of seven buildings across the campus to do so), low-emitting
thanks in part to a rainwater reuse
materials, low-mercury lamps and drought-resistant landscaping.
system. Deerfield Hall also boasts two green
Building, a structure that was originally meant to be temporary but which stood for over 40 years. Designed by Perkins + Will Architects, Deerfield Hall includes classrooms, offices, a cafeteria and rehearsal space for the campus’
roofs, drought-resistant landscaping and low-emitting materials. Both structures, like all the LEED buildings on campus, are cleaned with environmentalypreferable products and procedures, in order to improve indoor air quality and reduce exposure to chemicals. Both buildings showcase the University of Toronto Mississauga’s commitment to “Grow Smart, Grow Green” by demonstrating that expansion and development can occur in an environmentally responsible fashion.
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WEST AVENUE RESIDENCES The West Avenue Residences is the transformation of a heritage designated former school located on the south side of Barton Street East between Victoria Avenue and Wellington Street, on the northern fringe of the downtown core in the City of Hamilton, known locally as “Barton Village Community”.
The West Avenue School was purchased and redeveloped into the West Avenue Residences consisting of twenty-seven  rental units comprised of bachelor, 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom units completed and occupied in 2011. The building and units were constructed and finished to include all the modern day features and finishes tenants are accustomed to while maintaining the integrity of the custom heritage features and façade. The West Avenue Residences makes efficient, economical use of the core’s infrastructure and services proving to be a key downtown property that will promote sustainable development. The development facilitates the everyday use of walking, bicycling and public transit as alternatives to the private automobile. The West Avenue Residences provides an attractive, vibrant, well-designed and human-scale environment, which aided in making another section of the Downtown Core a desirable place to live and work, and as a result, attract further growth.
LEED SCORE CARD - SILVER Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere
9/14 5/5 10/17
Total: 33/70 Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations
8/ 14 14/15 3/5
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Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Largest child health research tower in the world designed for intensification and collaboration By Mike Szabo
High-performance fully-glazed envelope with bird-friendly frit pattern, low-VOC interior products, rainwater capture, and 30% energy cost savings, this exceptional LEED Gold building attracts top researchers.
The story of sustainable design at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at the Hospital for
Sick Children in Toronto has as much to do with form as function. At 21 storeys, it is the largest child health
research tower in the world and represents a new typol-
ogy for high-rise laboratories.
A ‘whole building’ approach to sustainable design addresses five key areas of human and environmental health: • sustainable site development that diverts 75% of waste from landfill • water efficiency that produces a 50% reduction in water use • energy efficiency measures that target a 38% reduction in energy use • materials selection that includes 22.5% recycled content for new construction materials • improved indoor environmental quality from low
Site plan A B C D E
MaRS Phase 2 MaRS Discovery District UHN Princess Margaret Cancer Centre HN: Margaret Cancer Centre Mount Sinai Hospital
F UHN: Toronto Rehab Centre G Sick Kids Hospital H McMaster Building I Peter Gilgan Centre
VOC-emitting products This comprehensive approach was the strategy to
The tower’s high-performance glazing plays multiple roles to
achieve LEED Gold certification for a building type
achieve this goal. It is 80% covered in a horizontal graduated ceram-
well known for its high energy demands due to high
ic frit. While the frit plays an intrinsic part in the thermal control and
air change rates in laboratories. As sustainable infra-
daylight harvesting strategy, it also provides a unifying coherence
structure, the project is exemplary of efficient land
and contrasts the portion of vision glass meant to give exposure
use and high-density development that consolidates
to the activity within. By incorporating this significant amount of
the hospital’s research programs previously dispersed
frit, the extent of exterior vision glazing was increased by 20%; this
throughout the Discovery District in downtown Toronto.
allows access to natural light to over 90% of the program areas.
As urban centres grow, new strategies and typolo-
During early design, the team worked to develop spandrel panels with additional
gies for intensification will be the next challenge for
thermal resistance value to optimize the building envelope, while maintaining the
architects, engineers and constructors. These buildings
characteristic exterior look of the building. The bird-friendly frit pattern on the
must not only be energy efficient but also be condu-
exterior glazing was specifically designed to optimize occupants’ connection to the
cive to a collaborative work environment, which, for
outdoors while controlling glare and maintaining the performance of the envelope.
the Gilgan Centre, was a major impetus for bringing
In the labs, permanent support spaces are located in the core, freeing up floor
2,000 researchers together under one roof. Every major
space and the perimeter for a light-filled work environment. Given the laboratory
design decision considered these two objectives equal-
function, operable windows were not selected for the tower. However, on average
ly – how to make the building more energy efficient and
3.1 ACH is provided to the space, designing to the minimum ASHRAE 62.1 ventila-
how to engage its occupants in a healthy, naturally lit
tion standard. Fresh air is provided to occupants and balanced with reducing over-
environment where synergies could flourish.
all energy consumption. The designed Energy Use Intensity [EUI] for the project
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North-south building sention Molecules, therapies and infectious diseases Cancer, stem cells and regenerative medicine Genetics and genomics in child health Patient, population and policy Organ systems and diseases Brain and behaviour The stack of curved collaborative spaces articulates the east facade, and connect building occupants to the surrounding neighbourhood .
1 The multi-storey collaborative spaces serve as meeting places for staff working in labs and offices on two or three consecutive floors .
is 427 kWh/m2, which is low for a laboratory building of this scale. The project exceeds its 2030 design target of 583 kWh/m2 and dramatically lower than the 2006 industry benchmark of 1,165 kWh/m2. The average lighting power density is 8.5 W/m2. Designed to achieve a 30% energy cost improvement over ASHRAE 90.1, performance and future operational integrity are the hallmarks of the buildingâ€™s design. The project implemented many energy saving strategies, such as energy recovery on the buildingâ€™s air handlers, heat recovery for fume hood exhaust in laboratories and heat recovery from dedicated laboratory chillers operating year round. Other measures include a comprehensive CO2 monitoring system, occupant controls and sensors and high-efficiency lighting.
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Wesbrook Community Centre
Performance results achieved with passive design, active HVAC The two-storey, 2,900m2 Wesbrook Community Centre is located at the heart of the rapidly growing Wesbrook Village neighbourhood, on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. With construction completed in September 2015, the community centre acts as a hub for all community activities. This new municipal landmark includes a gymnasium and fitness centre, art and dance studios, and multipurpose rooms, all intended to further strengthen the community and promote social interaction and gathering.
Site plan By Esther Gutman
A B C D
Wesbrook Community Centre Future childcare Childcare outdoor space Waterpark
E Soccer field F Residential development G Mixed-use development H Commercial development
I Future development J Secondary school
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North elevation with material palette of granite masonry, aluminum cladding and wood . East elevation with fitness room on upper level .
The design team â€“ consisting of Francl Architecture and Public:
Architecture + Communications â€“ collaborated with the UBC Sustainability
office to explore alternative approaches to optimize envi-ronmental strate-
gies and life cycle perfromance. Two schematic structural designs were explored, one predominantly
concrete, the other predominantly wood. After careful consideration, the
wood option was selected over concrete due to its lower environmental impact. The hybrid solution uses Cross-Laminated Timber [CLT] panels and glulam columns and beams for the gym, atrium, and dance studio. Elsewhere, steel columns, glulam beams, a composite steel deck, and concrete were used for the multipurpose area. The mass timber elements
provide a one-hour fire rating and a beautifully durable interior finishing for these high-impact rooms.
The Wesbrook Community Centre is organized around a central linear
atrium that serves as both a gathering space for community events and
a circulation corridor. As such, it achieves multiple goals of community congregation and a variety of ways to travel from one room to another.
The building massing is divided into three main elements each connected to the central atrium: 1. The gymnasium, fitness centre, washroom core, teen centre, and service rooms are grouped together, forming a rectangle on the north side of the atrium. 2. The meeting and multipurpose rooms are to the south and rotated
true south to take better advantage of natural light and to facilitate entry to and from the adjacent University Hill Secondary School.
3. The dance studio is located on the upper floor, hovering above the mostO
ly glazed cafĂŠ space, which is situated next to the main building entrance.
Second floor R
A B C D
Main entrance vestibule Community cafe Reception Office
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E Multi-purpose room F Double-height atrium G Rear entrance H Gym
I Stage J Storage K Garbage L Mechanical room
M N O P
Community recycling Fitness centre Child minding Dance studio
Q Large meeting room R Storage S Small meeting room T Open to below
Project Credits Client UBC Properties Trust Architect Francl Architecture - Public Architecture and Communication Structural Engineer Equilibrium Consulting Inc. Mechanical Engineer Rocky Point Engineering Electrical Engineer Applied Engineering Solutions Construction Manager Scott Construction Engineered Wood Fabricator StructureLam Products LP PhotoS Exterior: Robert Stefanowicz; Interior: Camille Esquivel Project Performance Energy intensity [building and process energy] = 154 kW/m2/yr Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building = 60% Potable water consumption from municipal sources = 9,123 L/occupant/yr Reduction in potable water consumption relative to reference building = 33.27%
5 The exterior cladding materials were chosen to complement the emerging character of Wesbrook Village, which reflects the natural materials to be found in the nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Materials such as granite and wood complement the surrounding forest and the escarpment that drops down from the campus to the waters edge. Split-face granite masonry envelopes the first floor and encloses the gymnasium. This plinth visually anchors the walls while a warm aluminum cladding wraps the second storey. A slight variation in panel width, colour, and depth brings textural quality to the facade. Exterior panels of cedar cladding are
used on the upper floor facade as an outward expression of the exposed interior CLT panels.
Designed with environmental sustainability in mind, the primary initiative is an ambitious energy use target of 160 kWh/ m2 per year, equivalent to that of a LEED Gold building. This objective was achieved by using a high-performance envelope with a reduced glazing area of less than 40%, positioned to maximize daylighting, passive ventilation, high efficiency Thermenex® [Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning] HVAC technology, and dynamic lighting systems. A Thermenex® hybrid mechanical natural ventilation design combined the interconnected floor spaces, operable windows in the multipurpose rooms and offices, and digitally controlled relief air dampers to create a natural stack effect. Under suitable outdoor temperature and wind conditions, the digital controls system will throttle or fully close airflow to specific rooms where temperature and carbon dioxide are controlled to specified acceptable levels. An interactive touch screen display was added to indicate behavioral changes in real-time for users. This feature helps users visualize the various types of energy uses throughout the building. Daylight bioremediation swales control sedimentary mate-
Artificial lighting, with high efficiency fixtures, is implemented throughout
rials and improve water quality through the stormwater col-
all spaces of the building. The lighting system is automated using daylight
lected through to the south campus flood control retention
harvest controls, zone switched luminaires, occupancy sensors, dimming bal-
tanks. To reduce water consumption, low-flow water fixtures
lasts tied daylight sensors, and photoelectric cells.
are used throughout the facility.
With programming and activities running for just over a year since its completion, the Wesbrook Community Centre has become the living room
In the cafe, full-height glazing connects indoor and outdoor activities . Roofs of the north and south blocks of the building meet in the double-height atrium, creating a clerestory window . interior of dance studio, featuring exposed CLT roof panels . View from upper floor along atrium, showing glulam and CLT wall of gymnasium .
of the UBC community, connecting residents of all ages for sport, recreation, arts, and culture. Esther Gutman is a graduate of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Francl Architecture - www.franclarchitecture.com
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Energy Retrofits Comparing Active and Passive Strategies Building for energy efficiency in new construction has become routine when the right technical expertise is enlisted, proper building technology is selected, and few constraints limit the design. Retrofitting for energy efficiency poses a greater challenge when existing buildings employ dated systems, materials, and design practices. Priority must be given to those upgrades that will enable the building to achieve the greatest performance within the given constraints. This article describes how a post-secondary institution selected retrofit packages when presented with many possible options, including both building envelope and HVAC system upgrades.
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By Aman Hehar and Matthew Tokarik
About Humber College and the ‘N’ Building Based in Toronto, Humber College is among Canada’s largest postsecondary institutions, with more than 30,000 full time students. In 2015, Humber made the decision to develop an Integrated Energy Master Plan [IEMP] to greatly reduce the College’s use of energy and water for the next two decades. It is a strategic plan with
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ambitious goals. By 2034, the IEMP aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 50% and reduce total carbon emissions by at least 30%. The carbon emissions goal is especially lofty as it is tracked
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against absolute emissions for a college that is planning significant growth – the rationale for not normalizing against square footage or students being that the environment feels the negative impact of every ton of added carbon. The N building energy retrofit project is part of Humber’s IEMP
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and was mandated to achieve significant energy and greenhouse gas reductions.
N building, at Humber College’s North Campus, is a 9,100 m2
laboratories. The building also contains the main campus shipping
which houses classrooms as well as design, computer and machine
[98,000 ft2] building constructed in 1988. It is a 3-storey building
and receiving areas as well as a data centre. The data centre has dedicated cooling equipment serving its 40 kW load, which consumes approximately 15 – 20% of the building’s total annual energy.
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the existing façade and proposed design, respectively, for the west elevation of N Building, featuring a highperformance curtain wall and connection to the adjacent courtyard [1, 2].
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viewpoint Embed the value of housing affordability in sustainability A lone voice from Vancouver issued a challenge at the Greenbuild #2 conference in Pittsburgh in 2003: “What will the US Green Building Council do to address the fact that the right building in the wrong place is the wrong building?” This was one of many factors that led USGBC to develop LEED for Neighbourhood Development [LEED-ND] to guide sustainable community development, and Vancouver’s False Creek Olympic Village was one of the first recipients of LEED-ND Platinum. By Graham NcGarva
2 *RePlan's idea of embedded affordability depicted as sustainable preserves in the urban pantry . False Creek South in relation to Downtown Vancouver .
Common ownership has energised this community. Since False Creek South’s inception in the mid-1970s, it has sustained strong cohesion as a community environment. Community cohesion is a diminishing asset in Vancouver’s single-family and multi-family neighbourhoods, as the escalation of land cost has soared way beyond its affordability value. False Creek South has seen market cost escalation also, but the tether of leasehold versus freehold
land tenure has always deterred its appeal as a vehicle for maximising capital gain on re-sale. Instead FCS has been treasured as a place to live, not just by housing co-operatives, whose members own their buildings
But great as that accomplishment was, it is easy to overlook where the Olympic Village fell
in common and forgo equity return above
short, in not replicating the essence of social sustainability exemplified by its forty-year-old
the cost of living, but also for strata con-
neighbour, False Creek South [FCS]. The core difference between the communities lies in the
dominium owners. Their focus on the value
form of ownership and rights of use of the land. The Olympic Village is freehold; False Creek
of the community where they live is not on
South is primarily leasehold land, owned by the City of Vancouver, with individual land par-
speculative land value gain, but on loving
cels leased to strata title condominiums, housing co-operatives, and market and non-profit
this community and having long-term asset
rental housing groups.
The False Creek South Neighbourhood Association—an elected assembly with representa-
The present and future are not the past.
tives from each development—created *RePlan in 2010 to work with the City of Vancouver
While things must change, even to ‘stay the
[CoV] on new lease options to preserve the community beyond lease expiry. On January
same’, it is unwise to overlook the positive
25, 2017, City Council approved a work plan whereby staff and *RePlan will collaborate in
anomaly of leasehold tenure as a brake
jointly planning the future of this inner city community for the next 60 to 100 years, includ-
on market forces. Shifting focus from the
ing retention of affordable housing and addition of infill development. In line with city policy,
extreme escalation of market forces has
the bulk of the community will comprise some form of affordable housing. The impetus is
led to a tempered wisdom that enhances
that ground leases terminate between 2036 and 2046. Less than a 20-year window for bor-
overall affordability, with stewardship of the
rowing is already causing challenges with long-term financing for mortgages, upgrades and
land to benefit current and future genera-
tions in the community.
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3 Examples of the variety of urban conditions in the False Creek South neighbourhood [3, 4, 5].
Going into the *RePlan process with the City, the concept of “embedded affordability” is emerging as the truly sustainable value proposition. This is a corollary of continuing the intelligent use of this land by the City as a form of commons. Whether the FSC land becomes formalised as a Community Land Trust, or continues as an account within the City of Vancouver’s Property Endowment Fund, the CoV has to balance twin duties. On the one hand, the CoV must protect the value of its fiscal assets for the benefit of all City residents. On the other, it must steward the affordability value arising from the ongoing success of this mixed income community in providing affordable housing options for a growing segment of Vancouver’s population. Going beyond green, this emphasis on the embedded value of affordability broadens the perspective of fullcost accountability applied to buildings, to enhancing the contribution made by the lives lived in in those buildings. Sustainability is not an empty house. Graham McGarva MAIBC, LEED-AP, is a member of False Creek South RePlan, and former principal of VIA Architecture.
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interview With Mark Hutchinson Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the Canada Green Building Council [CaGBC], is heading up the Council’s new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative which could affect how we design and operate buildings in the coming years. What does the CaGBC hope to achieve with the Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative? win 2016 to champion the move to lower-carbon commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings in support of Canada’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. CaGBC believes that a zero carbon approach to new construction can play an important role in meeting Canada’s GHG reduction target of 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, saving 7.5 megatonnes of GHG emissions annually. Further reductions will come from our stock of existing buildings.
This sounds like a big project with many facets. How have you organized it to achieve meaningful results? The first stage of this work involved consultation with approximately 50 individuals representing 40 organizations in the building sector, in order to develop a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, which was released in November 2016. The final Framework facilitates broad participation across a range of building types and sizes, provides a clear definition for zero carbon buildings, and establishes five key components for the evaluation of building carbon footprints. More details can be found at www.cagbc.org/zerocarbon. In early February 2017, CaGBC launched the Zero Carbon Pilot Program, a two-year immersion program for developers and designers striving to achieve zero carbon in new or existing buildings across Canada. The program is designed to recognize excellence and leadership as well as to inform the development of tools, policies and pathways to accelerate market transformation. The results will assist CaGBC in identifying opportunities to refine the Zero Carbon Building verification program before it is released into the marketplace. The Zero Carbon Building verification program is being designed concurrently with the pilot program and will include specific methodologies for assessing carbon and other key metrics. The program will be launched by CaGBC at the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Summit on May 30, 2017 in Vancouver, being held in conjunction with our annual national conference, Building Lasting Change, which runs from May 30 to June 1. Visit www.cagbc.org/blc2017 for more informa-
Photo: Simon Carr
With the Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative is the CaGBC moving beyond its main role as the representative of the LEED rating system in Canada? The LEED rating system is still a core component of our work as the leading organization representing the voice of green and sustainable building in Canada. We have worked extremely hard over the past 14 years to expand the reach and positive impact of green building across Canada, and the success of our work has been due, in large part, to the LEED rating system and its growth. Going forward, LEED is still a key focus for CaGBC. LEED provides a holistic assessment of the different interrelated aspects of green building, including health and wellness. What’s more, LEED v4 deals with GHG emissions more aggressively and comprehensively than ever before, including updated requirements to address transportation to and from buildings, and new requirements to consider the embodied carbon within construction materials and furnishings. The two programs are very complementary. LEED addresses a range of important issues, and touches on emissions through specific, targeted measures that projects can take; the Zero Carbon Buildings program provides a means of assessing the overall impact of those measures and determining when a building has achieved a zero or even carbon-positive outcome. We will always encourage the industry to go greener, whether that is through LEED v4 or the Zero Carbon Building Standard, with the goal of inciting innovation and affecting real, lasting change – with benefits far beyond the 2030 milestone.
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