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STADE DE SOCCER DE MONTRÉAL Neighbourhood revitalization combines with ecological restoration

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10 7-9 Industry News, Products, People 10 Hyde Park Elementary School

Top energy performer employs thermal mass of precast concrete

12 King Edward Villa

Innovative thinking derives maximum benefit from construction budget

16 Designing Interior Environments that Support Human Health

21 ecoHouse Canada: MAFCOHOUSE

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Modernist, modular design comes to cottage country

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26 Stade de soccer de Montréal

Dramatic neighbourhood stadium pursues ecological restoration and high embodied energy

31 OUR ANNUAL CANADIAN DIRECTORY of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building

42 Sustainability from the ground up

Locally-inspired architecture with a global reach

46 Interview with Dario Montoni

26 issuE DON’T MISS next SPRING 2017 Peter Gilgan Centre for Research, Sick Kids Hospital - Toronto

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Architecture Canada | RAIC report Planning for Festival of Architecture well advanced for Spring 2017

As the country joins together in the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada [RAIC] and the Ontario Association of Architects [OAA] have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture in Ottawa May 24-27. Under the theme of Architecture 150, the Festival offers an excellent opportunity to obtain continuing education credits, network and socialize with friends and colleagues. The four-day event takes place at the Westin Hotel, steps from Parliament Hill, the ByWard Market and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “We invite architects from across Canada and international guests to join us in the nation’s capital,” says RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. “The 2017 RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss.” Adding to the sense of this historic occasion, the RAIC will also mark the 110th anniversary of its founding as Canada’s national architecture association.

“Canada, 50 years ago, embarked on a vision for the country in which architecture played a major role in defining our culture,” adds OAA President Toon Dreessen, FRAIC. “Now, as we celebrate the sesquicentennial, it’s time to reflect as well as look towards our future.” Registration opens in March at festival2017.raic. org. Delegates are urged to book soon as rooms are filling up fast. The national capital region’s many attractions including award-winning restaurants, historic sites, national museums and mustsee architecture by Moshe Safdie, Arthur Erickson, and Ernest Cormier. The Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 24 with an opening party at the Canadian War Museum. Over the next days, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in more than 90 sessions and architectural tours to earn professional continuing education credits. The RAIC Emerging Practitioners chapter whose mission is to connect and strengthen the voice of interns across Canada and help them on the path to licensure, will host events for interns. The OAA Admission Course will be held during

the Festival, a mandatory requirement for licensure for interns in Ontario. Festival is also time to appreciate high achievement. The RAIC College of Fellows formally recognizes members and distinguished laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The College will induct new members on Thursday, May 25 at the Canadian Museum of History. Graduates of the RAIC’s Syllabus Program will also be present to receive their diplomas. The President’s Dinner and Awards Gala on Friday, May 26, will celebrate excellence in the built environment; recipients of the RAIC’s and OAA’s various awards will be in attendance to accept their honours and be recognized for their outstanding projects. On the last day, the RAIC will host the first International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium on Saturday, May 27 at the Wabano Centre, exploring best practices in Indigenous design, architecture, and place-making. Come learn, connect and celebrate at the 2017 Festival of Architecture. Details at festival2017.raic.org.

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Hyde Park Elementary School Top energy performer employs thermal mass of precast concrete A proven product like precast hollow core slabs have gained new functionality and added value through their integration with the heating and cooling system of the High Park School in Barrie, Ontario. Technology from Toronto-based Termobuild converted the precast floors into part of the HVAC system. The thermal mass of the hollow core slabs allows the building to tap into lowgrade energy such as the body heat of students, or to pre-cool the building at night by storing most of the daytime cooling needs in the floors.

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By Jack Laken

The Hyde Park School, equipped with conventional energy recovery roof top units, uses the thermal mass of precast concrete to achieve top-of-the-class energy performance among educational buildings [1]. The duct branch connection to the hollow core slab. See drawing next page [2]. Ceiling air diffusers in the painted hollow core precast concrete slabs supply heating and cooling [3]. Precast concrete hollow core slabs are the main component of the Termobuild system. Photo courtesy Prestressed Systems Inc. [4].

The Hyde Park Elementary school demonstrates how simple and instantly rewarding sustainable initiatives can be implemented to heat and cool buildings using precast concrete products and HVAC equipment. The school has surpassed some of the performance benchmarks in the US Green Building Council's Sustainable Schools program. The program assists school boards in evaluating their energy performance, monitoring progress, and providing the tools required to make substantial and lasting improvements. Since 2007, Sustainable Schools has been reporting on the top performing schools across Canada, establishing the magnitude of energy savings potential and directing them to where these savings can be found. Cutting energy consumption began in the design phase. For example, the school has a minimal exterior surface area to volume ratio to decrease heat loss. In addition, construction details were carefully designed to reduce envelope infiltrations, aided by an exterior layer of spray foam insulation. Many of the windows have an inserted heat film which increased the average glass insulating value to R9.6. The Termobuild HVAC design combines heating and cooling,

Energy storage technologies are available in many buildings, with

ventilation and energy storage into one system. As a result, the

or without high levels of variable renewable generation. Recently Bill

school requires half of the mechanical equipment — chillers, boil-

Gates noted that the main roadblock to implementation is high cost

ers, ground-source heat pumps or simple roof top units — as in

and complexity of energy storage. However, using the thermal mass

a conventional building. This is important because mechanical

of precast concrete for energy storage can offer a practical lower

systems represent a significant expense in building construction,

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King Edward Villa Innovative thinking derives maximum benefit from construction budget By Jim Taggart

1 King Edward Villa is a six-storey mixed-use building located in east Vancouver. The ground floor commercial space and the single level of underground parking are constructed in concrete, with five storeys of wood frame construction housing 77 rental apartments above. Floor plan, level 4


The building fronts onto an arterial road and has restricted access from the rear, constraints that are increasingly common in urban renewal projects. Decks and balconies use Tremco's VulkemÂŽ 350/351 composite waterproofing system [1]. Heat recovery ventilators [one per suite] form a regular pattern on the street facade. High-efficiency windows were supplied by Innotech Windows + Doors of Abbotsford, BC [2]. The precision of the prefabricated frames enabled services to be routed through perfectly aligned holes [3].


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Designing Interior Environments that Support Human Health



The idea of ‘sustainable design’ has been central to

about health and wellbeing, the implications extend far beyond simple employee

architectural discourse and practice for more than 20

productivity - although for many years, this has been the sole metric by which we

years. In the original definition of sustainability, we were

have measured occupant health.

encouraged to consider economic, environmental and

While the marketplace may have struggled to quantify the other benefits of

social impacts. However, in practice, we have focused

designing for people, these have long been a subject of academic research in the

most of our attention on the environmental and eco-

field of environmental psychology. To continue to focus only on productivity limits

nomic aspects of sustainability and neglected the social

the value of the discourse and ignores the diversity of people that use, and are

implications of design.

affected by, the multitude of different building types they experience.

This situation is changing, and issues relating to

As an example, for a traveller passing through an airport, a ‘healthy’ space will

physical and mental health, as well as social and cultural

be one that creates a calm and reassuring environment, so relieving the stress that

considerations, are being re-introduced into the conver-

is often associated with travel. By contrast, for a worker in an office, it is produc-

sation. Thus architects and interior designers now face

tivity [or to use a better metric, performance], that makes a difference to their

the challenge of embracing this more holistic approach

organization’s bottom line.

to design; an approach that puts people at the centre of the process.

However, what is becoming increasingly important to organizations is retaining good employees, something that requires both a supportive corporate culture and

People-centred design intertwines a number of relat-

a well-designed work environment. It should be noted that the impact of the work

ed strands of research, including biophilia, active design,

environ-ment on our health does not end the moment we leave the workplace; —

the effects of lighting on circadian rhythm and the

its effect can linger, and influence our long-term health. For example, poor posture

adaptability and livability of spaces. This article explains

resulting from poor workplace ergonomic design can wreak havoc on the body,

these aspects of design and illustrates them with exam-

and cause chronic musculoskeletal pain that extends far beyond working hours.

ples from the work of the Vancouver-based Office of

The same can be said for many of the health impacts, psychological and physi-

Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers [OMB].

ological, the built environment has on people.

Why human health and wellbeing?

Biophilia and Biophilic Design

As defined by the World Health Organization, human

As humans, we evolved in close proximity to nature. As societies became more

health is, “… a state of complete physical, mental and

settled, as cities grew, and as more and more occupations involved work in facto-

social well-being and not merely the absence of disease

ries, offices and other indoor environments - so humans spent less and less time in

or infirmity.” Our wellbeing depends on many factors,

nature. The revolution in information and communications technology has further

including our biological make-up, our experiences and

exacerbated this problem.

our interactions with our environment. When we speak


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MAFCOHOUSE Modernist, modular design comes to cottage country

Picture a mid 20th century Case Study house overlooking Los Angeles; the flat roof and glass walls, the refinement of form and Modernist ideals. Now transpose those forms and philosophies into the 21st Century amid the lakes and forests of the Canadian Shield in Haliburton, Ontario. MAFCOHOUSE is a contemporary building system that harks back to the architecture of Richard Neutra and Pierre Koenig but which also meets the environmental aspirations of today's clients and building codes. By Will Jones

1 The two-storey Castor House is carefully integrated into the site, respecting the existing bedrock [1].

Conceived by Dan and Diane Molenaar, the MAFCO concept

Today, MAFCOHOUSE has refined the design of its homes to take into

was born in 2004 when an opportunity to reuse curtain wall

account the most important criteria of environmental design. From the

glazing from a refurbished office tower in Toronto set the

initial site visit and topographical survey, each house is designed to best

couple on a journey to build their own off-grid contemporary

suit its immediate surroundings and integrate with the unique character-

cottage on a bluff overlooking Drag Lake in Haliburton County.

istics of the site.

“We designed a pavilion-like building around these glazed

“The 16-foot [4.8m] module means that we can effectively juggle

units,” says Dan Molenaar. “Their pivotal role in the design

boxes to see how they will best fit into a site, with the least disruption,”

established the 16-foot [4.8m] structural grid and modular

says Molenaar. “Taking into account orientation to the sun, topography

post and beam construction that has become the basis of all

and required setbacks from water bodies, we design a one-or two-storey

MAFCO houses.”

building that sits lightly within the landscape.”

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STADE DE SOCCER DE MONTRÉAL Dramatic neighbourhood stadium pursues ecological restoration and high embodied energy

1 2 The land now occupied by the St-Michel Environmental Complex has a long history of human intervention: being used first as a mining centre, then as a dumping site. The impacts have been both ecological and symbolic, with environmental neglect translating into negative public perception. Today, in an era of rehabilitation and regeneration, this location is now destined to become one of Montreal’s biggest parks with a focus on the environment and ecological restoration. By Gilles Saucier Central to this vision is the new indoor soccer stadium, which emerges from the park’s topography like a mineral stratum, recalling the geological nature of the site. The mineral stratum is articulated by a continuous roof which cantilevers over the entry plaza and folds down over the interior soccer field then extends to the ground to become the spectator seating for the outdoor field. In this way, the form of the roof responds to the requirements of the program and enables the interior soccer centre to become the exterior open-air stadium. The immense size of the park called for an architectural intervention of grand scale, a truly unique gesture in the city. In order to ensure the formal unity of the project, the design was developed from the transformation of a single element - the roof - constructed from cross laminated timber [CLT]. The structural grid forms a layered mesh, which appears to be random at first sight, but in fact responds with more closely spaced members where greater structural strength is required.


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Tatlors Recyled Plastics Inc.

Royal Liner

McGill Architectural Products Metl-Span Nichiha P.F.B Corporation Stonerox Terramai

The Langley Concrete Group is a supplier of precast concrete products in British Columbia. Product lines include dedicated Stormwater Treatment products such as Oil Interceptors, Stormceptors, and Jellyfish.

www.langleyconcretegroup.com www.imbriumsystems.com (604) 533-1656

Molok® deep collection™ system
 The Molok® Deep Collection™ system is an innovative alternative for collecting waste, recyclables and organics. With two-thirds underground, Molok® containers need to be emptied less often, reducing truck traffic and lowering emissions. www.MolokNA.com

LEED V4 – Sustainable Sites Credit

LEED BD+C: MR-Storage and Collection of Recyclables, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization:Sourcing of Raw Materials

Unilock products can help with your LEED certification goals. Our products have been used on many LEED projects in North America. For additional information please contact: COMMERCIAL.UNILOCK.COM | 1-800-UNILOCK LEED BD+C:SS-Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction; MR-Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; LEED O+M:SS-Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction

Structure & Exterior envelope

Thames Valley Brick and Tile Triton Logging Company

Envirospec Incorporated


Hycrete, Inc.

Uniboard Canada Linc.

Firestone Building Products

Siplast Lcopal Inc.

Lafarge North America Inc.

United Stages Aluminum

G.E.M. Inc./Euroshield



Green Innovations


Logix Insulated Concrete Forms

Green Over Grey



Green Space Roofing

W.R. Meadows of Canada

BioRoof Systems

Hydrotech Membrane Corporation


Caradoc Green Roofs Ltd.

Jakob Inc.

Carlisle Construction Materials

Johns Manville


Carlisle SynTec

Lexcan Limited

Crowe Building Products Ltd.

Amvic ICF

Liveroof Ontario Inc.

Detec Systems

Bailey Metal Products Ltd.


Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc.

Bone Structure

Metal Roofing Alliance

Elevated Landscape Technologies Inc.

N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd.

Butler Buildings CanadaCanadian Brass and Copper Co.

ELT Easy Green


Green Roof Systems

ZinCo Canada

McKillican International Inc. Meiser Canada Nordic Engineered Wood Nucor-Yamato Steel Nudura Polycrete Project Frog Roseburg Forest Products Simple Concept Steelcase Structurlam Super Sky Products

Canam / Murox



Walters Inc. Western Archrib

WISHBONE SITE FURNISHINGS A recognized leader in the development and manufacture of “Made in Canada” street furnishings. Using recycled plastics and metals, Wishbone products speak innovation through design that is aesthetically pleasing and functional. 866-626-0476 WishboneLtd.com LEED BD+C, ID+C: Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationSourcing of Raw Materials. LEED Home: Environmentally Preferable Products

Alumicor is a leading supplier of architectural aluminum building products, supporting LEED® and green building projects. Alumicor serves North America through facilities in Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Winnipeg Toronto Montreal Halifax


1 1 1 1

800 665 3635 877 258 6426 866 586 4267 888 346 5151

At Bailey Metal Products Ltd. we are committed to the advancement of lightweight steel framing as an environmentallyfriendly green building product that reduces energy consumption and waste, improves indoor air quality and conserves water and natural resources for both new and existing commercial and residential buildings. 1-800-668-2154 www.bmp-group.com LEED BD+C:MR-Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationSourcing of Raw Materials LEED Homes: MR-Environmentally Preferable Products

Outsulation® Systems are a trusted choice for architects, building owners and contractors who want a high performance, insulated cladding solution that can provide everything needed from a building code perspective, and a versatile appearance of stucco, limestone, brick or metal. www.dryvit.ca

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Thermal & Windows

G.E.M. Inc. manufactures Euroshield®, environmentally friendly recycled rubber roofing products from a facility located in Calgary, Alberta. It employs in excess of 30 people producing EuroSlate, Heritage Slate, EuroShake, Beaumont Shake and Harvest Shake. www.euroshieldroofing.com LEED BC+C: MR-Construction and Demolition Waste Management, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials LEED Homes: MR-Environmentally Preferable Products and Construction Waste Management

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Hydrotech’s Garden Roof (Trademark on Garden Roof) is the most advanced in the industry. It is a completely integrated system from the membrane up to, and including, the plants. Hydrotech’s single source warranty coverage includes watertightness, thermal value of the insulation, wind uplift and plant survival. Contact Hydrotech for complete details. www.hydrotechmembrane.ca 1-800-361-8924 LEED BD+C and O+M: SS-Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction, MR-Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials

Facing the Future LiveRoof is the premier pre-vegetated green roof system available across Canada. Regionally grown modules with vegetation specifically selected and tested for your climate by the horticultural professionals at LiveRoof. Wind uplift tested according to CSA A123.24-15. [800] 875-1392 www.LiveRoof.com LEED BD+C: SS- Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction; WE-Outdoor Water Use Reduction; Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; LEED O+M: Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction

StoneRox is a Canadian-Made, Lightweight Facing Stone. Production facility located in Stouffville, Ontario. Its recycled content as well as the environmental benefit of transportation proximity, contribute to LEED Points. Manufactured to exceed CSA standards. www.stonerox.ca LEED BD+C:SS-Heat Island Reduction; MR-Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationSourcing of Raw Materials,Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies LEED HOME:SS-Heat Island Reduction

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From vegetative roofs to built up and modified bitumen roofs, and other energy-efficient systems, Tremco’s diagnostic evaluations and roofing products provide the solutions to lower the costs of running new or renovated facilities. 800-668-9879 www.tremcoroofing.com LEED BD+C:SS-Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction; WE-Outdoor Water Use Reduction LEED O+M:SS-Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction


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High quality fiberglass building products that enable some of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. www.cascadiawindows.com LEED categories: Cascadia products drastically improve energy efficiency, allowing the energy-related credits in Energy and Atmosphere to be realized. Additionally, in the new LEED v4, Cascadia products are all Declared LBC Red-List Free, which directly contributes to the building product disclosure and optimization credits within the ‘Material & Resources’ category.

WANT TO SAVE ENERGY? INSULATE YOUR WINDOWS! Choose from R-9, R-15 or R-20 insulation. Save up to 30% on heating and cooling costs. Insulate your windows like you insulate your walls. www.ecoglass.ca

LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows

EuroLine Windows® high performance, high quality windows and doors are custom made in Canada. Our ThermoPlus™ PHC system is ideal for Passive House, LEED, and Net Zero building projects. 1.800.337.8604 www.euroline-windows.com

Thermal & Windows Insulation Accurate Dorwin Arxx Building Products BASF Canada Benolec Llt. BioBased Insulation Demilec, Heatlok Soya, PolarFoam Soya

Louiseville Specialty Products

McGill Architectural Products

Duxton Windows

MechoShade Systems, Inc.

Eco Insulating Glass

Magwall Inc.

Phantom Manufacturing Int’l Ltd.

Edgetech I.G. Inc. Fibertec Window and Door

Owens Corning

Sun Glow Window Covering Canada

Phil Insul Corp

SunProject Toro Inc.

Plastiques Cellulaires Polyfoam Inc.

Urban Edge Shading Inc.

Monoglass Inc. Nudura Corporation

Euroline Windows Fulton Windows/Oldcastle High Performance Glass Ltd. Hi-Tech Energy Windows

Windows and doors

Inline Fiberglass Ltd.

Roxul Inc.

Advanced Glazing Systems

Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors/ Willmar


All Weather Windows

LiteZone™ Insulating Glass


Allan Window Technologies

Loewen Windows


Marvin Windows and Doors

Good Shepard Wool Insulation

Thermafiber, Inc.

Belisle Ancestral Doors & Windows

Thermo-Cell Industries Ltd.

Cascadia Design Products

Icynene Insulation

Therm-O-Comfort Co Ltd.

Cascadia Windows Ltd


Clearstream Architecturl Glass

Dura Foam/Canadian Industrial Distributors Inc. Dow Building Solutions Durisol Building Systems Inc. Emercor Ltd. Formtech International Corp.

Igloo Cellulose Inc. IntegraSpec


Isolofoam Group

Alcan Composites Inc.

Kingspan Insulated Panels

C/S Construction Specialties

Knauf Insulation

Convenience Group Inc.

Logix Insulated Concrete Forms

Fraser Shading Systems Inc. Hunter Douglas Canada Ltd.

Inline Fiberglass LTD. Inline Fiberglass highperformance windows and doors are environmentally friendly, durable and sustainable. They offer: • Superior energy efficiency • Low maintenance demand • Currently found in LEED designated – Platinum, Gold and Silver Projects. Canada & USA www.inlinefiberglass.com LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows

Cossins Windows Canada Ltd. CWD Windows & Doors Donat Flamand Inc. Duo-Gard Industries Inc.

POLLARD WINDOWS INC. LiteZone™ Insulating Glass • Up to R17 for a window (including glass and frame) • Up to R19.6 centre of glass • 60 year life Award Winner for 2016 “CaGBC Product of the Year” www.litezone.ca LEED Homes 2009: EAc1, EAc4 LEED BD+C 2009: EAc1 LEED Homes v4: Windows LEED BD+C v4: Optimize energy performance

Pollard has been producing quality windows and doors for nearly 70 years. We design, develop and manufacture using our own R&D facility and 300,000+ sq ft state-of-the-art plant. We provide ENERGY STAR® products that are specified in many LEED® certified homes. 800-263-6616 www.pollardwindows.com LEED Homes: EA-Windows

North Star Windows & Doors Pollard Windows Solatube International Inc. SunCental Thermothech Fibreglass Fenestration UNILUX WIndows and Doors Velux View Dynamic Glass Window Film Systems

View is the first to deliver large-scale dynamic glass. Unlike traditional windows, ViewGlass intelligently adjusts each window’s tint to enable comfortable environments with reduced heat and glare, maximizing natural light. LEED BD + C: SS: Light Pollution Reduction [1 point] LEED BD + C, and C & S: E&A: Minimum Energy Performance, Optimize Energy Performance [up to 18 points], EQ: Thermal Comfort [1 point], Interior Lighting [2 points], Daylight [3 points], Quality Views [ point], M&R: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients [2 points]

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Interior finishes

* companies in bold have a 1/8-page listing

Flooring Abet Laminati American Biltrite Arclin

Healthiest Home Building Supplies

Tate Access Floors

Bamboo Direct



Bentley Prince Street, Inc.

Interstyle ceramic + glass ltd.

The Tandus Group

Bona US

Jelinek Cork Group


Camino Modular Systems Inc.


Turion Bamboo Traders

Century Wood Inc.


Victor Innovatex

Ceramica Concept


Vintage Prefinished Wood Flooring

Colin Campbell

MirageBoa-Franc Inc

W.R. Meadows

Columbia Forest Products

Mondo Flooring

Wood Anchor

C/S Construction Specialtie

Nadurra Wood Corp.

Country Wood Inc.

Nora Systems, Inc.


Norelco Cabinets Ltd.

Elite Flooring

Olympia Tile International Inc.



Orchid Ceramics

Armstrong World Industries

Flexco Corp

Roppe Corporation USA

Aya Kitchens & Bath

Forbo Linoleum Inc.

Shaw Contract Group

Bailey Metal Products Limited

FreeAxez USA

Sierra Pine Ltd.

Goodfellow Inc.

Solida Cork/Eraco International

Interior products


CBR products

Baillargeon Doors has been specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of architectural, institutional, fire, and commercial wood doors and jambs. When your projects require custom solutions, anything is possible with Baillargeon! Toll free: 1-800-804-5666 www.baillargeondoors.com LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C: Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationEnvironmental Product Declarations


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Columbia manufactures interior decorative and industrial plywood panels and decorative veneer. Columbia offers PureBond® DesignEdge®, MPX®, Radius® and Classic Core® panel lines through “A List” distributors and retailers coast to coast. 888.525.1964 www.cfpwood.com LEED BD+C and ID+C:MR-Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationSourcing of Raw Materials;EQ-LowEmitting Materials LEED Homes:MR-Environmentally Preferable Products

Got a tough low-VOC job to spec? Choose BRODA® oil-based and water-based wood and concrete coatings by CBR Products, with architect-proven LEED-compliant formulas. Custom colours and factory pre-finishing services available. 1-888-311-5339 www.cbrproducts.com/architect

LEED BD+C and ID+C: EQ-LowEmitting Materials LEED Homes: MR-Environmentally Preferable Products

FORBO FLOORING systems Creating better environments... this statement reflects the mission and values of Forbo Flooring. From the indoor environment to the natural environment, Forbo’s products and services combine design and functionality in world-class flooring solutions. 1-800-268-8108 www.forboflooringna.com LEED BD+C and ID+C: MR-Source Reduction:Mercury, Lead, Cadmium. Copper; Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; Low-Emitting Materials

Interior finishes

Busch Systems Ltd.


C/S Construction Specialtie

Nedlaw Living Walls

Century Wood Inc.

Octopus Products Limited

American Formulating & Manufacturing

CertainTeed AirRenew Essential

Olympia Tile International Inc.

Benjamin Moore

CGC Inc.

Portes Baillargeon Doors Inc.

Boomerang Recycled Paint

Columbia Forest Products

Renovators ReSource

CBR Products


Roseburg Forest Products


Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd.

Tectum Acoustical Roof Deck

Eco Stucco

Ecomix Environ Biocomposites

Teknion Limited

Laurentide Resources Inc.

GenYDoors Inc

The Global Group

Peintures Laurentide

Georgia-Pacific Canada Inc.

Timber Products Company

PPG Industries, Architectural Coatings

Herman Miller Canada Inc.

TMI Direct

Pratt & Lambert

Homasote Company

Treasured Timbers Inc.

Premium Products Inc.

Ice Stone


Sansin Corp.


Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.

Schwartz Chemical Corporation



Knoll, Inc. Lambton Doors Lynden Doors

nora systems, inc. Interface World Woven™ collection, inspired by some of the world’s most beloved textiles and made with 100% recycled content nylon brings a distinctive, handcrafted feel to a broad array of interior projects. www.interface.com 866-398-3191

Create a space that delivers the sustainability and energy conservation you are seeking. Provide visitors a healthy environment that possesses good indoor air quality. Save time and money with chemicalfree maintenance that requires only water. Contribute to the achievement of earning LEED points with nora® flooring. 800-332-NORA www.nora.com/us LEED 2009 MR c-2, 4, 5, 6 / EQ c-4.1, 4.3 LEED v4 MR Building Product Disclosure & Optimization-Environmental Product Declarations, Building Product Disclosure & Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials, Construction & Demolition Waste Management / EQ Low-Emitting Materials

TECTUM ACOUSTICAL ROOF DECK, WALL AND CEILING PANELS At Shaw Contract, we believe in the impact of design. We value purpose and authenticity, in our practice and in our products. The result is high performing, Cradle to Cradle Silver™ Certified carpet, designed to improve how people work, learn, heal and live. www.shawcontract.com MR Credits: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation: - Material Ingredients - Options 1 & 2 - Environmental Product Declarations - Option 1 - Sourcing of Raw Materials - Option 1 EQ Credit: - Low Emitting Materials - Option 1 MR Credit: - Interiors Life-Cycle Impact Reduction - Option 3

• • • •

Environmentally friendly for over 60 years Tectum Composite Panel System includes insulation NRC’s up to 1.00 Contributes to the LEED certification program

www.tectum.com, 888-977-9691 www.soundsolutions.ca, 800-667-2776 LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance; MR-Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationSourcing of Raw Materials; EQ-Acoustic Performance LEED Homes: EA-Optimize Energy Performance; MR-Environmentally Preferable Materials

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Electrical | Plumbing | HVAC | Renewables

* companies in bold have a 1/8-page listing





Automated Logic

Air Quality Engineering Inc.

Acuity Brands

Bosch Water Heating

CorporationDelta Controls Inc.

Air Quality Solutions Ltd.

Artemide Canada Ltd.

Caroma Inc.

Airia Brands Inc.

Axis Lighting

Distech Controls Inc.

De Dietrich Boilers

Bluebeam Software, Inc.

Douglas Lighting Control

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc.

Eco Innovation


Cristal Controls

Big Ass Fans

GROHE Canada Inc.

Cooper Lighting

Echoflex Solutions Inc.

Broan-NuTone Canada Inc.

Cree Lighting Canada

HeatLink group Inc. – N Moen Canada


Encelium Technologies Inc.

Marathon International/Baxi

Energex Inc.

Busch Systems International Inc.


Carver Climate System

Eureka Lighting

Marathon International/ Eternal

Honeywell Building Solutions

CGC Group

Eurofase Inc.


Conematic Heating Systems Inc.

Eurolite Inc.

Integrated Lighting Systems

Fifth Light Technology Ltd.

RenewABILITY Energy Inc.

GE Lighting

ReTherm Energy Systems Inc.

Lutron Optimum Energy Products Ltd.

Continental Fan/Aeroflow Enershield Air Barrier

Reliable Controls Corporation

Engineered Air

Texmar Control Systems



Isolation Algon 2000 Inc.

Zero Footprint

Jaga Canada Climate Systems Inc.

Electrical Dyson Canada VÄNEE Deco-Touch™

JAS Filtration Inc. Kerr Controls L2B Environmental Systems Inc.

Gotham Lighting GVA Lighting H.E. Williams, Inc. Hubbell Canada LP Illumineer Ltd. Insight Lighting Ledalite Architectural Products Inc. Leviton

Rheem Canada Ltd. Taco Takagi Canada, Inc. Uponor Ltd. Watercycles Energy Recovery Inc.

Plumbing fixtures

Litemor Distributors Ltd.


Magic Lite

American Standard Canada

Mammoth-WEBCO Inc.

Osram Sylvania Ltd.

Blanco Canada Inc.

Maritime Geothermal/Nordic

Philips Color Kinetics

Clivus Multrum Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.

Philips Lighting

Crane Plumbing Corporation

Prescolite, Inc.


CGC Group

Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Inc.

Rebelle Architectural Lighting

Kohler C anada

Delta Geothermaique

RadiantLink Infloor Heating


Ecologix Heating Technologies

Novanni Stainless Inc.

Runtal North America, Inc.


Sancor Industries Ltd.


SLS Lighting Inc.

Sloan Valve / Dobbin Sales

Step Warmfloor Ontario Ltd.

Solera Corp.

Sun-Mar Corp.

Tate Access Floors

Solera Sustainable Energies

Tapmaster Incorporated


Standard Lighting

Water Matrix Inc.

TermoDeck Canada

Tambient Lighting

Waterless Co.

Therma-Ray Inc.

Tech Lighting

Uponor Ltd.

Ushio Canada Inc.

Venmar Ventilation Inc.

Westinghouse Lighting Corporation

Ground source Airtechni Boreal Geothermal Inc.

Enertran Technology Inc. FHP Manufacturing GeoSmart Energy Inc. Geothermal Utilities Inc. Geothermix Groundheat Systems HeatLink Group Inc. Ice Kube systems Ltd. NextEnergy Inc. WaterFurnace Int’l Inc.

Ventacity’s Smart Ventilation Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. Zehnder America Incorporated


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Masco Canada

Solar AIR Conserval Engineering Inc. Matrix Energy, Inc. Your Solar Home Inc.

Electrical | Plumbing | HVAC | Renewables Solar - PV Bullfrog Power Inc. BP Solar CARMA Industries Inc. Carmanah Technologies Corp. GE Industrial Generation PV Menova Energy Inc. Morgan Solar Inc. Nysan Solar Control Sanyo Canada Inc. Acuity Brands is a leading provider of innovative lighting systems. Our comprehensive portfolio of luminaires, controls and daylighting, delivers intelligent lighting solutions to our customers in key market segments.

Siemens Building Technologies Ltd. Xantrex Technology Inc.

Solar thermal


NY Thermal Inc. Roth Canada Solar Heating Canada

LEED BD+C and ID+C: Optimize Energy Performance

Solar-Max Heating

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. provides the Canadian marketplace with high efficiency, condensing boiler and water heater products manufactured by Lochinvar LLC. More info available at www.aquatech-canada.com LEED v4 Category potential contributions for New Construction and major Renovations plus Homes for energy performance.

Good design is not just about looks but equally about practicality and sustainability. Who wants design that comes with an expiration date? This is why Duravit develops timelessly modern forms for all of its products. duravit.us pro.duravit.us 770-931-3575 LEED BD+C:Water Use Reduction LEED O+M:Indoor Water Use Reduction

Systems Inc. Simple Solar SunPump Solar Inc. Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.

Water treatment Canplas Bord na Mona Inc. Bradford White Canada Judo water Treatment Inc. RH20 North America Inc.

sloan valve

Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc.

Wind Bullfrog Power Inc. Cleanfield Energy Corp. Distribution Jean-Pierre Paquette Energy Wind Systems Inc. Hybridyne Power Systems Canada Nova Sun Power

Our patented Freedom WonTM technology provides the best solar heating available for your LEED or off-grid project. • • • •

Solar Thermal Photo-voltaic Energy monitoring Design & Consulting

www.simplesolar.ca - Efficient Domestic Hot Water Equipment - 2 or 3 points available for solar thermal systems. - Renewable Energy - up to 4 points available for solar PV systems. - We have done several projects with both solar PV and thermal that can provide 7 LEED points.

Sloan’s High-Efficiency Toilet and Urinal fixtures are engineered for water efficiency. Pair vitreous china fixtures with Sloan’s electronic or manual Flushometers, including dualflush toilet valves and 0.13 gpf urinal valves. Sloan toilets and urinals carry the Water Sense certification.

The VFD’s SelfSensing technology reduces balancing, contractor costs, expensive wiring, and additional sensors. Apply to all your pumping needs: both constant flow chiller/boiler pumps and secondary variable flow pumps.

Dobbin Sales: 1-800-565-8515 www.dobbinsales.com


LEED BD+C, ID+C:WE-Water Use Reduction LEED O+M: Indoor Water Use Reduction

LEED BD+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance, ID-Innovation

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Electrical | Plumbing | HVAC | Renewables

Architects, your clients need realistic Net Zero solutions. Here is your sourcebook on how to do more with less.





www.termobuild.com | greenteam@termobuild.com | 416.993.5225

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tate access floors With Tate’s underfloor service distribution systems [UFSD], it’s the things you don’t see that makes the difference. A combination of modular wiring, cabling and air delivery systems offers savings in materials and energy efficiency, while also improving air quality.

Uponor is a leading international provider of PEX plumbing, indoor climate and infrastructure systems for the residential and commercial building markets in more than 100 countries worldwide.

905-847-0138 www.tateinc.com LEED BD+C and ID+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Sourcing of Raw Materials; EQ-Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies, Low-Emitting Materials, Thermal Comfort

www.uponorpro.com LEED BD+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance, Thermal Comfort LEED Homes:Space Heating and Cooling Equipment

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green design support + professionals Diamond Schmidtt Architects, Toronto 416 862-8800 www.dsai.ca

VIESSMANN MANUFACTURING COMPANY INC. Ventacity’s Smart Ventilation Management Systems intelligently and efficiently maintain healthy indoor environments in smaller commercial buildings. Ventacity offers a family of HRV’s along with Remote Monitoring and Management Services.

Solar made simple and affordable with the Vitosol DHW SolarPack. Complete package designed for high-performance, simplicity, fast installation and low cost. Features two Vitosol-FM panels, solar tank with pre-mounted pump-control station. 800-387-7373 www.viessmann.ca


LEED BD+C and O+M: Optimize Energy Performance


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LEED ED+B:EA-Optimize Energy Performance, Renewable Energy Production.ID-Innovation LEED O+M: EA-Optimize Energy Performance, Renewable Energy and Carbon Offsets

Design Professionals Zehnder America Inc. Zehnder America provides high quality heating and ventilation solutions to promote comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient indoor living. Zehnder’s high-efficiency HRV and ERV systems ensure fresh air for the home year-round.

[603] 422-6700 www.zehnderamerica.com

LEED BD+C and LEED O+M: EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes: EA-Space Heating and Cooling Equipment

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CPCI members are certified precast professionals; capable and willing to help you complete your next project. By choosing CPCI certified manufacturers, you get quality assurance and experienced manufacturers at no additional cost to you. Involve a CPCI Certified member at the early stages of project planning. Don’t choose imitations! Choose CPCI Certified Plants! Visit www.precastcertification.ca for more information.

FABRIQ architecture is a Montreal based firm that delivers innovative and sustainable design solutions for clients in the public and private sectors. They currently have 8 major LEED projects certified or underway. www.fabriq.com 514.934.1500 x224 Curtis Dining Hall, CFB Borden, in JV with ZAS. Photo: © Uwe Spätling.

Building Solutions for highly efficient and healthy building envelopes. Prefabrication of shells and material supplies [Agepan woodfibre board, Ampack tapes and membranes, Tilt&Turn windows]. 1-844-655-6489 www.pinwheelbuilds.com LEED BD+C and ID+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance;EQ-Thermal Comfort LEED Homes: EA: Envelope Insulation, Windows; MR-Environmentally Preferable Products

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SUSTAINABILITY from the ground up

Locally-inspired architecture with a global reach

This is the first of two articles featuring the work of emerging practices from across the country, whose vision of sustainability embraces holistic solutions implemented at a small scale. The work gives physical form to the emerging culture of cooperation and collaboration that is the foundation of social sustainability. Local in its inspiration, this work nonetheless illustrates the transformative power of architecture, and plants the seeds of civic ecologies whose principles are global in scope.

- Jim Taggart, SABMag editor

Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio, Vancouver Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio is a practice that focuses on housing alternatives that strive to create economic and social sustainability. We believe that architecture is a political act; it not only reflects our values as a culture but it creates those values. As Winston Churchill put it, �We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.� This is true everywhere, but we feel this strongly in Vancouver because we are in the midst of a cultural shift that is not yet reflected clearly in our urban fabric. Our current planning and zoning policies were based on certain values, and many of them are now decades old. For the first time in a long time, a significant shift in ideology is taking place - the things that used to be


important to us are no longer as meaningful and other values: such as community, cooperation and sharing have become more important. We believe that there is an exciting opportunity for this shift to be more clearly reflected in our policies and thus in our urban fabric. Important to us also, is how architecture is innately about problem solving and about the creation of opportunity. Every project is a problem that requires a solution: we hold great faith in the power of architecture to respond creatively to any issue and to find the opportunity in each scenario. In the case of housing affordability, we see creativity as an avenue to support social sustainability.

The owners understood that in order for someone to reside in a small unit, a culture of sharing would have to be created. Therefore the two lowermost storeys, comprising approximately 10,000 square feet were renovated to provide shared amenity space, including gym areas, art studios and workshops, a laundry and much-needed storage rooms. There are also TV and communal gathering spaces, ping pong tables and free wifi everywhere, as well as a private lounge and full size kitchen that can be reserved by residents. The generous outdoor gardens include a communal

APT 1125 West 12th Avenue

bbq, swimming pool and hot tub.

This project involved the renovation of a 12-storey micro-unit building in

The design supports community living: there are regular

Vancouver, called APT. The new owners wanted to explore how to modernize

yoga classes, ping pong tournaments and movie nights

this former seniors’ residence, with exceptionally small units. The challenge

scheduled. This allows single residents to come together as

was to demonstrate how living in a small space can be highly desirable; that

a whole, countering the loneliness often faced by those who

this could be a positive lifestyle choice not only in terms of affordability, but

reside in high-rise towers. This renovation crystallized the

also in response to environmental and social concerns. These include the

idea that at APT, the entire building is the home of each and

creation of community, and the consideration of what an individual really

every resident and their smaller unit is simply their private

needs when living in a dense urban environment. How could we make people

space. By sharing the living areas and catalyzing commu-

want to live there?

nity, this becomes a desirable choice.

the renovated apt building [1]. the two lowermost storeys of apt provide shared amenity space [2].


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Reaching beyond sustainable building systems and materials, we firmly believe that rich urban and social concepts centring on spatial efficiencies and robust, durable, and flexible design have the potential to create highly functional and enlivened living spaces within the city. Considering the average home in Canada is 1,948 square feet, ranking third among developed countries on a per capita basis - one of our biggest challenges is adjusting public perception of how much space we really need. Buildings account for 40% of the global energy consumption. Reducing the size of the spaces that we occupy is therefore more effective than the application of ‘green’ technology in reducing our collective ecological footprint. In order to do so, individuals need to see the benefits, not only for the environment – but perhaps as a more acute outcome – in their own quality of life. We see great potential in downsizing square


footage while upsizing the quality of the urban condition through intelligent design. Each of our projects considers the utilization of leftover

Strategies used on the Jervis project that support affordability and

spaces to employ concepts such as public courtyards as an

social sustainability include: a modular concept based on the existing

extension of private space, a ground-oriented pedestrian scale

structural grid and unit layouts, including modular window types, modu-

to increase human comfort, and a mix of uses to encourage

lar cladding panels and modular balconies; these last creating a new

activity daily and throughout the year.

outdoor amenity, previously lacking in the neighbourhood, as well as

These architectural responses compliment smaller than aver-

providing an opportunity to create a playful and engaging architecture.

age living spaces by creating vibrant social spaces and produc-

The common threads running through these projects include the idea

ing outdoor microclimates that allow for an extension of the

of sharing - sharing small things makes them seem bigger; the accom-

shoulder seasons and protection from a harsh winter climate.

modation of emerging household structures that can change the way we think about our single-family neighbourhoods; and a focus on creating beauty - something that we know to be spiritually uplifting, yet which is too often neglected. All the projects promote densification which, when done well, creates a greater sense of community, a greater sense of place and belonging, and a stronger sense of well being. In such places, we walk more, we meet all different kinds of people; we make friends - and our environmental footprint is smaller. In our quest to be more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, densification is of the highest order. living smaller and sharing in what is, in fact, our great wealth is the key.

5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg The sub-million cities of the world are expanding at a faster rate than ever before. Within these cities, often confronted with challenging economic constraints, architects must find and harness opportunities for innovation to address questions of social responsibility and community identity while providing unique models of sustainability applicable on a global scale. Having emerged from this condition, 5468796 Architecture, established in Winnipeg in 2007, practices with the belief that limitations can become the catalyst to creating critically relevant work. We have learned that the architect’s approach to sustainability must be holistic, recognizing that striking the right balance between environmental and social concerns, while satisfying our client’s economic goals, is vital to the success of architecture today and into the future.

the jervis project promotes densification but with sense of community and belonging [4].


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Interview with DARIO MONTONI Dario Montoni started Montoni Group 20 years ago with a desire to modernize the construction industry’s methods. Montoni has become a real estate leader in Quebec and Eastern Canada by demonstrating a commitment to design LEED-rated buildings on a commercial scale. The company has made Canada’s 50 Best-Managed Companies list 15 years running and has been a member of the Best-Managed Companies’ prestigious Platinum Club since 2007.




SABMAG: What was it about the construction industry that

SABMAG: Why did Montoni receive the CaGBC Leadership Award in 2013?

you wanted to change?

DM: The Canada Green Building Council presented its 2013 Industry Leadership

DM: When we started out, we knew there was a need for

Award to Montoni in recognition of its tireless commitment to environmentally

full turnkey services. So we structured Montoni to include all

friendly LEED construction and sustainable development. Montoni has provided

specialized departments under one roof in order to supply

industry support in helping further the CAGBC’s goals by always promoting

the client with every possible service a construction project

LEED construction to their existing and potential clients. Montoni is a strong

implies. We hand over plans detailing everything. Unlike

believer in LEED practices and implements these practices in the buildings it

traditional industry practices, I wanted to design projects

builds for ownership. This is why many of our buildings are LEED certified,

based first on our clients’ operational needs, followed by

including Canada’s first industrial park consisting entirely of buildings that

aesthetic considerations associated with the architectural

obtained LEED Silver certification in 2008.

exterior, and not the other way around. This quickly set us apart in the market.

SABMAG: What has been your most ambitious sustainably-designed project to date?

SABMAG: When did you build your first “green” building,

DM: To date, our most ambitious project has been Ericsson, a large-scale,

and what does “green” mean to Montoni?

innovative project where the considerations related to users’ well-being and

DM: Mindful of the need to protect the environment for

the overall environmental footprint of the project. Several elements were put

future generations, the Montoni team has put a great deal of

in place to ensure a quality environment for users: high energy efficiency, an

effort into seeking and receiving LEED certification for most

exemplary water management system and a work environment with a con-

of its projects since 2006. Logistik Unicorp was Montoni’s

nection to nature. Even before final delivery, Montoni received two awards

first LEED project and, despite all the challenges, this proj-

acknowledging the technological and green features of this building, with its

ect earned LEED Gold certification in 2010. There are several

the enwave theatre, toronto. ultramodern architecture.

different aspects of responsible, sustainable construction. It’s an approach that contributes to more efficient manage-

SABMAG: Montoni has a commitment to sustainable building, but what will it

ment of resources such as water and energy, and could

take to move most of the construction industry in that direction?

even contribute to optimizing employee movements inside

DM: As Montoni has been doing for many years, the construction industry must

and outside the building. It’s a full-out commitment to the

be proactive and sell sustainable building by putting forward all the advantages


it offers. This way, building owners can make informed decisions based on their needs and objectives while lowering their environmental impact.

First industrial park consisting of LEED Silver buildings in Canada [1]. The large-scale Ericsson project is designed to achieve LEED Gold. [2]. Logistik Unicorp, Montoni’s first LEED project, earned LEED Gold certification in 2010. [3].


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