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The Duke Design for social interaction VIEWPOINT Redefining Value: The Architecture of Engagement CAMBIE APARTMENTS New life for an old building adapted to contemporary needs OUR ANNUAL CANADIAN DIRECTORY of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building

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Project: Harvey Woods Lofts, Woodstock, ON by Indwell Community Homes. Architect: Invizij Architects Inc. Photo: George Qua-Enoo.

Winner of the Existing Building Upgrade Award Category, the Harvey Woods Lofts is the conversion of a century-old factory to 54 affordable apartments. The historic brick facades were retained, and the building envelope was vastly improved with interior insulation and highperformance windows by INLINE Fiberglass. C A NA D I









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News and Products CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Program


The future of the family home


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Moving the industry toward greater sustainability

By David Peterson

14 The Duke

Apartment building designed for social interaction

19 Viewpoint

Redefining Value: The Architecture of Engagement


21 HOUSE 46H

1905 Beach house reinvented as a light-filled, energy efficient modern home

26 Cambie Apartments

New life for an old building adapted to contemporary needs


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

42 The social value scorecard for community benefit agreements By David Lepage

46 Interview with Scott Beckman PCL’s new Director, Sustainability

42 ISSUE DON’T MISS NEXT SPRING 2019 SFU’s Sustainable Energy and Engineering Building Façade prefabrication delivers performance and compelling architectural expression

Case Study: University District Community Plan, Calgary Placing people at the forefront of community design turns development model upside down

Our Annual Canada Green Building Council LEED Year-in-Review 2018 LEED-certified projects

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OUR JURY Lisa Bate, B. Arch, PP OAA, AAA, AIBC, Int’l Assoc AIA, FRAIC, F. RESET AP, PC CaGBC, LEED AP BD+C, ICD.D B+H Regional Managing Principal, North America / WorldGBC Chair


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Ron Kato Architect-AIBC MRAIC LEED AP Principal, Kato Martyn Architects Program Head & Faculty, Architectural Science Degree, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Jonathan Bisson, architecte, PA LEED, cert. Gestion de projet Partner, bisson | associés


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there was no commitment to accelerate climate action in response to the moving goal posts identified in the IPCC report. With the USA and Russia not endorsing the report, and the major countries of Europe coping with domestic turmoil, there was an unprecedented opportunity for Canada to step up into a leadership role. But, even after a succession of unprecedented climate-related natural disasters in North America, our Prime Minister simply pressed the Repeat button, saying:

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“As leaders, we have a great responsibility toward our citizens to take ambitious action to ensure a safer, healthier, and more prosperous future for all. We can do it, and we must do it.” Let’s have no more cheering from the sidelines. For all of us, the most important resolution for the New Year is to stand up and be counted, to participate in our democratic processes: to take action whenever and wherever we can. Words are no longer enough.

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JURY NAMED AND 2019 SABMAG CANADIAN GREEN BUILDING AWARDS SET TO GO Register now at awards/register/ to receive your Entry Kit for the 2019 SABMag Canadian Green Building Awards. With nine submission categories, the Awards is a great opportunity to have your work recognized and published in SABMag, and on the SABMag web site and newsletter. Eligible projects must have been substantially completed between January 1, 2016 and February 28, 2019. If you entered a project last year, enter it again. A different jury can bring different results. An entry fee applies only when you make your submission. Deadline for submissions March 8, 2019. Our esteemed jury for 2019 consists of: Lisa Bate, B. Arch, PP OAA, AAA, AIBC, Int’l Assoc AIA, FRAIC, F. RESET AP, PC CaGBC, LEED AP BD+C, ICD.D B+H Regional Managing Principal, North America / WorldGBC Chair Lisa is a thought leader in high-performance sustainable design in architecture and large infrastructure planning and development with a vast portfolio of global work in commercial, mixed use, healthcare, education, sport, and institutional projects. A global ambassador for sustainable design, Lisa is the ViceChair of World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) Board of Directors, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and recently was named the 2019 Clean16 winner for the Building – Design, Development & Management sector of the Clean50 Awards recognizing Outstanding Contributors to Clean Capitalism in Canada.


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Ron Kato ArchitectAIBC MRAIC LEED AP Principal, Kato Martyn Architects Program Head & Faculty, Architectural Science Degree, British Columbia Institute of Technology With over 25 years of practice as an architect, Ron brings his expertise to bear in teaching architectural design to the next generation. Prior to establishing his own firm, he was project architect/ manager at Larry McFarland Architects Ltd. for many of that firm’s significant projects including the first building to be awarded a LEED Platinum certification in Canada – the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Operations Centre. In 2016, the CaGBC recognized Ron with an Academic Leadership Award in acknowledgement of the CaGBC’s National Student Competition which has now been won by students from Ron’s design studio for seven consecutive years.

Jonathan Bisson, architecte, PA LEED, cert. Gestion de projet. Partner, bisson | associés In 1997, Jonathan Bisson and his partner founded the firm bisson | associés and, since then, he has been involved in the planning, design and management of award-winning projects, including sustainable development projects. While running his practice, he has also taken on a mentoring role since 2011 as a lecturer at the School of Architecture of Laval University. He has also made significant contributions to the profession, serving on the Board of Directors of the AAPPQ since 2014, and as Director of the Quebec Region of the Royal Institute of Architecture of Canada since 2015. From 2007 to 2015, he was a member of l'Ordre des architectes du Québec admission committee, and is an evaluator for the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program, implemented by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN THE REGIONS: LATEST CAGBC FOCUS PUBLICATIONS FOR BC, ALBERTA, TORONTO AND THE ATLANTIC The latest CaGBC Chapter FOCUS publications published with SABMag for BC, Alberta, Toronto and the Atlantic cover local green building projects, events and activities. The 2018 Atlantic FOCUS gives a concise tour of developments in sustainable building through recent projects such as a multi-unit residential Passive House retrofit, a sustainably designed winery, New Brunswick’s largest PV installation and programs such as Green Net Zero that are making a difference. The Alberta FOCUS covers the new Rogers Place NHL rink in Edmonton, LEED certification of a high-rise development in Calgary, and conservation programs from Energy Efficiency Alberta. Toronto FOCUS looks at Better Housing through Intensification, the 70-acre West 5 Net Zero Energy Community, and the Next steps for LEED v4.1, among others. The Fall BC FOCUS reviews leading-edge highperformance buildings such as the award-winning Langara College Science & Technology Building and the Cambie Fire Hall No. 3, the new ZEBx Centre, the BC Energy Step Code, and changes coming to LEED: O+M. To view digital versions of the CaGBC FOCUS publications, go to, select ‘Chapters’, and go to the BC, Alberta, Toronto and Atlantic Chapters to find the links to the FOCUS publications. Readers wishing to receive print copies should make a request to

CAGBC ZERO CARBON BUILDING PROGRAM celebrates key achievements as it works to push industry toward greater sustainability By Fin MacDonald, Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program, Canada Green Building Council After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program is celebrating several milestones and working hard to bring critical new tools and resources to the market.


By targeting greenhouse gas emissions from both new and existing buildings, CaGBC’s

Lastly, the certification of Canada’s first-ever

standard is encouraging a transformation in the way the industry assesses building perfor-

ZCB-Performance project in June 2018, 100 Murray

mance, driving strategic investments in innovative low carbon technologies and changing

Street in Ottawa, highlights how simple it can

approaches to design.

be for an existing building to reach zero carbon

As the latest report from the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes

emissions. The high-performing building, which

clear, this evolution of the building industry is urgently needed. This imperative is leading

had already obtained LEED for Existing Buildings

to growing interest in the ZCB Program: in addition to the 16 original Zero Carbon Building

Gold certification, built upon its proven energy

Pilot Program participants, an additional 10 projects have registered to pursue certification.

performance to achieve a balance of zero carbon emissions over a 12-month period of operations,

First certifications demonstrated viability and replicability

using the ZCB Standard to simplify the process of

of zero carbon building strategies

reducing emissions.

The first three ZCB certifications were announced in 2018, with all three projects under-

The building at 100 Murray Street’s achievement

scoring different aspects of the Zero Carbon Building Standard and illustrating its broad

also showcases the synergies between LEED and

application. evolv1, a commercial office building in Waterloo, Ontario and a ZCB Pilot

the ZCB program. Many LEED projects are already

Program participant, was the first project to achieve ZCB-Design certification in April 2018.

highly energy efficient and carry a small carbon

Employing a highly integrated design process that incorporated active and passive systems

footprint, making them excellent candidates for

to optimize value against construction costs, evolv1 demonstrates that a business case can be

ZCB certification.

made for buildings that contribute no net carbon emissions to the atmosphere. In May 2018, Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation in Hamilton became the second project and the first institutional building in Canada to earn ZCB-Design certification. The facility is now serving as a laboratory for the next generation of green building and renewable energy professionals.

1 - The project evolv1, a commercial office building in Waterloo, Ontario and a ZCB Pilot Program participant, was the first project to achieve ZCB-Design certification in April 2018. The Cora Group; designed by Stantec.

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THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY HOME Those of us living in vibrant globally connected cities are experiencing a housing affordability crisis. We accept the stacking of small residential units ever higher into the sky as the solution for abating the rising cost of housing. While we focus our attention on affordability, we overlook an equally important aspect of housing: its social sustainability. “You measure what you care about”, is an appropriate adage in this context. We have no shortage of real estate data related to the cost of residential properties, but what is missing is data on the correlation between mental health and the design of our buildings and cities. We are social animals and how we live is important to our health. By David Peterson

Our architecture needs to be shaped by social considerations if we are to contend with social isolation. This is particularly necessary for the most vulnerable in our society. Children, seniors, and those with special needs are like the canary in the coal mine: they are the early warning indicators of our collective health. When we examine the sociological data, it is apparent that we also have a mental health crisis. Social isolation has a pernicious effect on us. The slow erosion of our mental health is easy to ignore, until we examine the long-term trends and see the steady rise in anxiety and depression. Most troubling is the research which highlights the rise in the poor mental health of our children [1]. The good news is that we already have architectural solutions that can create a greater measure of social connectedness and solve questions of affordability. What is shared in this article can be best understood, not as architectural projects, but as a demonstration of positive socioeconomic typologies. Bubble wrapped and screen addicted is the unfortunate description which is being applied to an increasing number of children. We could also add depressed and anxious. on the next page are reproduced from information taken from researcher Jean Twenge’s recent book, iGen, Why today’s super-connected kids are growing up less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy and completely unprepared for adulthood. Shockingly, the data illustrates that there are over 100,000 deaths linked to childhood suicide. Fortunately, we can reverse this troubling trend. The answer resides most fundamentally in a return to children playing face-to-face. This seems too simple an answer to be true, until we examine all that happens when children play, especially in children 0-7 years old. “Outdoor environments fulfill children’s basic needs for freedom, adventure, experimentation, risk-taking, and just being children. [2] “To learn about their own physical and emotional capabilities, children must push their own limits. How high can I swing? Do I dare go down the slide? How high can I climb? Can I go down the slide headfirst? To learn about the physical world, the child must experiment with the physical world. Can I slide on the sand? Can I roll on grass? What happens when I throw a piece of wood into the pond? [3]

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THE DUKE APARTMENT BUILDING DESIGNED FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION In recent years, the City of Vancouver has introduced new housing policies designed to address the current and future need for housing affordability and choice in the rapidly-evolving urban environment. The new policies allow strategically located sites to be rezoned to permit greater height and density, in exchange for developers committing to provide and operate rental housing for a period of 60 years or for the life of the building. The Duke responds to these challenges with a new rental building typology inspired by precedents from the United Kingdom. By Jim Taggart Completed in 2018, The Duke is a 15,263m2, 14-storey mixed-use development with 13 storeys of residential rental accommodation located above a single storey commercial podium. Of the 201 residential apartments, 50 are two-bedroom family units, 43 are onebedroom units and 108 are studios. At the time The Duke was being designed, the Rental 100 program did not allow for three-bedroom units. As a result of lobbying by both architect and developer, this policy has now been changed. To achieve economic viability as a rental development, the project had to achieve a relatively high density within the 14-storey height limit imposed by the City. It quickly became clear that the typical double-loaded corridor form of development set back from the lot lines could not realize the density required. (Article continues on page 18.)





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REDEFINING VALUE: THE ARCHITECTURE OF ENGAGEMENT As designers and advocates for the built environment, architects are at the beginning of a new and interesting journey. Darryl Condon


Architects have long believed that we add significant value: we improve things, we take under-utilized sites and buildings and help to transform them to a higher and better use. At least that is our aim.

In November of 2016, in what many believe will come to be

Traditionally, this added value has been understood primarily in physi-

seen as a watershed moment in the evolution of architecture,

cal and economic terms, then more recently in environmental ones. In the past two decades, we have seen a remarkable transforma-

Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, deliv-

tion in how we approach design, and in our perceptions of the value

ered a shocking keynote address at the World Architecture

that we add. The ongoing revolution in the building industry, with its

Festival in Berlin. Schumacher outlined his personal manifesto

emphasis on reducing our collective impact on the environment, and

for the future of cities and thus for the architectural profession

its contribution to climate change, is far from complete. It is neither

at large. This manifesto advocated for the privatization of pub-

as broad nor as deep as we need it to be, however, it does provide

lic space, the elimination of social housing and the dismantling

an example of what we can accomplish with a sense of common pur-

of social safety nets. He further argued that architects have

pose, and a commitment to accountability.

no place, nor indeed any responsibility, in contemplating or attempting to influence the social impact of our work. It was shocking, outrageous and just plain sad. More posi-

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tively the reaction in the room was angry and it was clear that most, were offended and felt that this was a betrayal of the central tenets of the profession. The reaction from the public was equally swift and powerful, and even sparked a demonstration in front of the offices of Zaha Hadid Architects. More startling still was that the firm, which Schumacher leads, and the estate of Zaha Hadid, issued written statements denouncing his position. I believe that this moment marks a turning point, bringing a new sense of focus and purpose to a transformative movement; rejecting what has been either an overtly formalist or narrowly functionalist agenda, in favour of a more holistic, values-based approach to design. Without question, we live in tumultuous times. Increasingly, we are conditioned to focus on the extreme weather events that have become the new normal, and are inclined to overlook the great human challenges of our time, such as income


inequality, the unravelling of the social fabric, and political isolationism. At a time when consensus-building and cooperation are most critical to our future resilience, we find them in increasingly short supply. While remaining a vital part of the solution, the conventional green building movement has not ventured far from its core mandate to measure and mitigate the environmental impact of buildings. 1 - Darryl Condon, Managing Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design. 2 - The Shepard Environmental Education Centre, and the constructed wetland that surrounds it, are part of Calgary’s new stormwater management and flood prevention strategy. (Photo: Charles Hope, courtesy Simpson Roberts Architects). 3 - 60 Richmond East combines co-op housing, teaching facilities and a training restaurant for hospitality workers in Downtown Toronto. The planted terrace is used to grow herbs for the restaurant (Photo: Shai Gil, courtesy Teeple Architects Inc.).

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1905 Beach house reinvented as a light-filled, energy efficient modern home

By Felix Leicher Located on a leafy street in the Beaches area of Toronto, near shops, restaurants, schools and parks, this open concept home was specifically designed to minimize the carbon footprint of the building over its life cycle.

By respectfully exploring existing building structures, shapes and materials in the surrounding area, the design establishes a departure point for the exploration of a new aesthetic. The borders between roof and walls are blurred; this

At the beginning of the project the decision was made to retain as much of the

creates a sculptural structure of asymmetrical

existing structure as possible in order to conserve the existing resources. The choice of

slanted and vertical planes that leaves the familiar

materials and finishes was designed to reduce future maintenance as well as support

perceptions of residential architecture behind,

other sustainability goals.

while at the same time maintaining a connection

Consideration was also given to technical systems and spatial configurations that

with its context.

would support occupant wellbeing, be simple to maintain and economical to oper-

All rooms have large operable windows to opti-

ate. These priorities led us to create a compact building with a low surface-to-volume

mize daylight and provide multiple options for

ratio. We introduced lots of natural light and ventilation (using the stack effect) and

cross ventilation. Multiple skylights in the roof of

specified durable, cool white metal roofing and siding, breathable membranes, con-

this east-west -facing building brings in additional

tinuous insulation, and heat recovery ventilation with air filtration. The house also

light from southern and northern exposures. This

incorporates smart technologies to control lighting, heating and cooling, and to moni-

strategy bathes the third floor in light from all four

tor energy consumption.

directions, a feature that is rare on a tight, urban

Instead of increasing the existing footprint of the building and covering the vegeta-

infill lot.

tion in the backyard, we chose the more challenging option of adding a third storey to

Each level has access to an exterior space,

the existing structure. This left most of the backyard open as green space. The non-

extending the living area to the outside and bring-

permeable surfaces in the yard were removed and replaced with permeable or semi-

ing the exterior inside. A programmable skylight

permeable surfaces and greenery to minimize runoff and reduce surface temperatures,

above the stairwell provides natural light, but also

thus reducing the heat island effect.

offers the option of ventilation by the stack effect

1 - The west (front) elevation. Windows and sliding doors, all with fiberglass frames, supplied by Inline Fiberglass. 2 - The east (rear) elevation.

during cool nights in the shoulder seasons.

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Cambie Apartments New life for an old building adapted to contemporary needs BY TRAVIS HANKS With its modest street presence, the 1920s three-storey walk-up might be easy to miss along the ‘Cambie Corridor,’ a major arterial route in Vancouver that has seen massive densification since the completion of the Canada Line subway in 2009. At a time when buildings are disappearing along arterials, Haeccity Studio Architecture saw a rare opportunity to capture the embodied energy of the existing structure, and ensure these homes would flourish into a new era.



Located at 2930 Cambie Street, the project is within a few minutes walk of a major transit crossroads as well as a variety of shops and services, and boasts a Walkscore of 94. For this reason, the existing absence of on-site parking was negotiated to remain unchanged, with a renewed focus on more sustainable transportation. Most of the building’s new amenity spaces are geared toward bicycle storage, maintenance, and opportunities for community building around cycling. The major revitalization of the woodframed,




involved a comprehensive upgrade of all systems and building envelope (mineral wool insulation with extruded polystyrene (XPS) at foundations and an inverted XPS roof) for increased energy efficiency. A total renovation of all interiors included a more effective suite layout that resulted in an additional five units as well as new shared amenity spaces. By consolidating antiquated living spaces and corridors, the 14 existing units were reconfigured to accommodate 19 units, ranging from studios to two-bedroom units, without adding to the building footprint.


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Nedlaw eclipses the green wall industry by truly integrating ecosystems into the built environment. Nedlaw biofilters actively clean air to create virtual outside air for improved health and building performance.

BUILDING BEYOND THE STANDARD Radon Environmental (REM) is a building and health sciences company reducing public exposures to radon gas. Holmes Approved Products, Radon Guard™ and Radon Block™ exceed minimum code, offering high-performance mitigation solutions. REM also provides certified measurement products and mapping services.

LEED Energy and Atmosphere Environmental Quality Innovation

888.527.4717 | 778.327.4717

Thames Valley Brick & Tile - a trusted source for Clay Face Brick, Thin Brick and Paving Brick, including LEED qualifying products, that meet the challenges of the Canadian architectural and designer marketplace. 800-567-5800

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

Leading manufacturer of spray foam insulation for more than 33 years. New Heatlok® Soya HFO spray foam with an ultra-low GWP of 1 with a total of 22% renewable soya and recycled plastic. 1-866-437-0223

LEED BD+C: LT- Integrative process; EA-Optimize Energy Performance; MR-Building Life Cycle/Impact Reduction, Construction and Demolition Waste Management, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material


Award-winning Harvey Woods Lofts by Invizij Architects Inc.

INLINE FIBERGLASS LTD. 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. 1-866-331-8235 LEED BD+C and ID+C:EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes:EA-Windows


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EuroLine Windows® - high performance, high quality windows and doors, custom made in Canada. EuroLine’s ThermoPlus™ PHC system is certified by the PHI in Darmstadt, and is ideal for Passive House, Net Zero and LEED building projects. 1.800.337.8604 LEED BD+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes: EA -Windows

Inline Fiberglass highperformance windows and doors are environmentally friendly, durable and sustainable. They offer: • Time-tested durability • Superior energy efficiency • Residential and commercial applications in LEED-certified Platinum, Gold, and Silver projects. Canada & USA

Trusted by leading building professionals, Innotech manufactures high-performance European-style windows and exterior doors for energy-efficient, comfortable and durable single family, low to high rise multi-family, and commercial projects.

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

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


Fibertec Window and Door

Nudura Corporation

Sun Glow Window Covering Canada

Owens Corning

SunProject Toro Inc.

High Performance Glass Ltd.

PFSI - Polarfoam Soya

Urban Edge Shading Inc.

Hi-Tech Energy Windows

Monoglass Inc.

Accurate Dorwin Arxx Building Products BASF Canada

Inline Fiberglass Ltd.

Phil Insul Corp

Benolec Llt.

Plastiques Cellulaires Polyfoam Inc.

BioBased Insulation Demilec, Heatlok Soya


Dura Foam/Canadian Industrial Distributors Inc.

Rockwool SealTight

Dow Building Solutions

Fulton Windows/Oldcastle


Innotech Windows + Doors

Advanced Glazing Systems

Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors/ Willmar

All Weather Windows Allan Window Technologies

LiteZone™ Insulating Glass Loewen Windows


Belisle Ancestral Doors & Windows

Tech-Crete Processors Ltd.

Cascadia Design Products

North Star Windows & Doors


Cascadia Windows Ltd.

Pollard Windows

Thermo-Cell Industries Ltd.

Clearstream Architectural Glass

Radon Mitigation

Therm-O-Comfort Co Ltd.


Cossins Windows Canada Ltd.



Isolofoam Group

Alcan Composites Inc.

CWD Windows & Doors

UNILUX WIndows and Doors

Kingspan Insulated Panels

C/S Construction Specialties

Donat Flamand Inc.


Knauf Insulation

Convenience Group Inc.

Duo-Gard Industries Inc.

View Dynamic Glass

Logix Insulated Concrete Forms

Fraser Shading Systems Inc.

Durisol Building Systems Inc. Emercor Ltd. Good Shepard Wool Insulation Icynene Insulation Igloo Cellulose Inc.

Louiseville Specialty Products Magwall Inc.

Hunter Douglas Canada Ltd. McGill Architectural Products MechoShade Systems, Inc.

Marvin Windows and Doors

Solatube International Inc. Thermotech Windows Ltd.

Duxton Windows Eco Insulating Glass Edgetech I.G. Inc. EuroLine Windows



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”

Pollard has been producing quality windows and doors for 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 LEED BD+C: EA-Optimize Energy Performance LEED Homes: EA -Windows

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



Insulated Panel Products Our Concrete Topped and Faced Insulated Panels, such as the CTI® Roofing Panels and the patented clip-based CFI® Wall Panels, offer easy installation and proven performance up to R-20. Our Solar Reflective SRI® panels can help to earn LEED credits for Heat Island Effect.

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.



LEED BD+C: SS-Heat Island Reduction; EQ-Optimize Energy Performance; MR-Building Life Cycle/Impact Reduction, Construction and Demolition Waste Management; IEQ-Thermal Comfort; ID-Innovation in Design

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

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FLOORING Abet Laminati

Goodfellow Inc.


American Biltrite

Healthiest Home Building Supplies




Tate Access Floors

Bamboo Direct

Interstyle ceramic + glass ltd.


Bentley Prince Street, Inc.

Jelinek Cork Group

The Tandus Group

Bona US



Camino Modular Systems Inc.


Turion Bamboo Traders

Century Wood Inc.


Victor Innovatex

Ceramica Concept

MirageBoa-Franc Inc

Vintage Prefinished Wood Flooring

Colin Campbell

Mondo Flooring

W.R. Meadows

Columbia Forest Products

Nadurra Wood Corp.

Wood Anchor

C/S Construction Specialtie

Nora Systems, Inc.

Country Wood Inc.

Norelco Cabinets Ltd.


Olympia Tile International Inc.

Elite Flooring

Orchid Ceramics



Roppe Corporation USA

Armstrong World Industries

Flexco Corp

Shaw Contract Group

Aya Kitchens & Bath

Forbo Flooring Systems

Sierra Pine Ltd.

FreeAxez USA

Solida Cork/Eraco International


nora® systems, Inc.

PureBond®, DesignEdge®, MPX®, Radius®, Touchwood®, CanAm®, Industrial Aspen Blanks, Classic Core® NAUF. 4’X8’, 10’ & 5’X8’, 10’ dimensions. 60 decorative species, Appalachian Traditions®. UV Wood®, Melawood®, foil finishes. TSCA Title 6 Compliant. FSC® Mix [License code: FSC-C017500] available. 888.525.1964 LEED BD+C and ID+C:MR-Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationSourcing of Raw Materials;EQ-LowEmitting Materials LEED Homes:MR-Environmentally Preferable Products


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Dulux Paints operates the largest network of company-owned paint stores across Canada. Our highly experienced team of account representatives provides specification and on-site support and we have the scale to deliver outstanding services to help you meet any of your design challenges. LEED BD+C and ID+C EQ- Low-Emitting Materials MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations; MR- Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients LEED for Homes EQ- Low-Emitting 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 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

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 chemical-free maintenance that requires only water. Contribute to the achievement of earning LEED points with nora® flooring. 800-332-NORA 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, Building Product Disclosure & Optimization, Material Ingredient Reporting, Construction & Demolition Waste Management / EQ LowEmitting Materials

INTERIOR FINISHES CBR Products Busch Systems Ltd. C/S Construction Specialtie Century Wood Inc. CertainTeed AirRenew Essential CGC Inc. Columbia Forest Products CORFLEX Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd. Ecomix Environ Biocomposites GenYDoors Inc

Olympia Tile Walls International Inc. Nedlaw Living Renovators ReSource Octopus Products Limited Roseburg Products Olympia Tile Forest International Inc. Tectum Acoustical Renovators ReSourceRoof Deck Teknion Forest LimitedProducts Roseburg The Global Group Shaw Contract Timber ProductsRoof Company Tectum Acoustical Deck TMI Direct Teknion Limited

Herman Miller Canada Inc.

Treasured Timbers Inc. The Global Group Trove TMI Direct

Homasote Company

Upper Canada Treasured TimbersForest Inc. Products Ltd.

Ice Stone

Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.

Georgia-Pacific Canada Inc.

Mapei Masonite Architectural Nedlaw Living Walls

SHAPING BETTER ENVIRONMENTS™ Architectural Door Solutions Impactful Experiences, Truly Custom looks 1-800-804-5666 MASONITEARCHITECTURAL.CA

& Lambert CBR Pratt Products Premium Products Inc. Dulux/PPG Sansin Corp. Eco Stucco Schwartz Chemical Corporation Laurentide Resources Inc. Sico/PPG Peintures Laurentide Pratt & Lambert Premium Products Inc. Sansin Corp. Sico/PPG

PAINTS American Formulating & Manufacturing Benjamin Moore Boomerang Recycled Paint

At Shaw Contract, we believe that the ground beneath your feet should have a positive impact on how you work, learn, heal and live. We make flooring that delivers a purposeful blend of design elements, materiality, sustainability and performance across the globe.

LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C: Building Product Disclosure and OptimizationEnvironmental Product Declarations

Peintures Laurentide Benjamin Moore PPG Industries, Coatings Boomerang RecycledArchitectural Paint

Schwartz Chemical Corporation

Knoll, Inc. Lynden Doors

Eco Stucco American Formulating & Laurentide Resources Inc. Manufacturing

PPG Industries, Architectural Coatings

Keilhauer Lambton Doors



Mapei Products Limited Masonite Architectural

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

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. proudly providing the Canadian marketplace with high efficiency condensing boiler and water heater products manufactured by Lochinvar LLC. 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.

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

LEED v4 Category potential for New Construction, Major Renovations and Homes for energy performance.


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Automated Logic

Air Quality Engineering Inc.

Acuity Brands

American Standard Canada

CorporationDelta Controls Inc.

Air Quality Solutions Ltd.

Cree Lighting Canada

Blanco Canada Inc.

Airia Brands Inc.

Eaton Cooper Lighting

Clivus Multrum Inc.

Distech Controls Inc.

Big Ass Fans

Encelium Technologies Inc.

Crane Plumbing Corporation

Douglas Lighting Control

Broan-NuTone Canada Inc.

Eureka Lighting


Cristal Controls

Eurofase Inc.

Elkay / Dobbin Sales

Echoflex Solutions Inc.

Busch Systems International Inc.

GE Lighting

Kohler Canada


Carver Climate System

Gotham Lighting

Masco Canada

Energex Inc.

CGC Group

H.E. Williams, Inc.

Novanni Stainless Inc.


Hubbell Canada LP

Sancor Industries Ltd.

Honeywell Building Solutions

Conematic Heating Systems Inc.

Sloan Valve / Dobbin Sales

Integrated Lighting Systems

Continental Fan/Aeroflow

Illumineer Ltd.

Enershield Air Barrier

Ledalite Architectural Products Inc.

Water Matrix Inc.

Lutron Optimum Energy Products Ltd.

Engineered Air



Osram Sylvania Ltd.

Reliable Controls Corporation


Philips Color Kinetics

Texmar Control Systems

Isolation Algon 2000 Inc.

Philips Lighting


Jaga Canada Climate Systems Inc.

Rebelle Architectural Lighting

Zero Footprint

JAS Filtration Inc.


Kiko Water Systems

Dyson Canada

L2B Environmental Systems Inc.

VÄNEE Deco-Touch™



Lochinvar/Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. Mammoth-WEBCO Inc.


Maritime Geothermal/Nordic

Boreal Geothermal Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.

CGC Group

Selux Sistemalux Solera Sustainable Energies Standard Lighting Ushio Canada Inc. Westinghouse Lighting Corporation



GROHE Canada Inc.

Step Warmfloor Ontario Ltd.

HeatLink group Inc. – N Moen Canada

Groundheat Systems HeatLink Group Inc. Ice Kube systems Ltd. NextEnergy Inc. WaterFurnace Int’l Inc.

Termobuild TermoDeck Canada Therma-Ray Inc. Uponor Ltd. Venmar Ventilation Inc. Ventacity’s Smart Ventilation Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. Zehnder America Incorporated


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BP Solar CARMA Industries Inc. Carmanah Technologies Corp.

Siemens Building Technologies Ltd.

Eco Innovation

Tempeff North America

Bullfrog Power Inc.

Sanyo Canada Inc.

Runtal North America, Inc.



Caroma Inc. De Dietrich Boilers

Tate Access Floors

Your Solar Home Inc.

Generation PV

RadiantLink Infloor Heating

Geothermal Utilities Inc.

Matrix Energy, Inc.

Bosch Water Heating

Ecologix Heating Technologies

GeoSmart Energy Inc.

Conserval Engineering Inc.

GE Industrial

Delta Geothermaique

FHP Manufacturing


Solera Corp.

Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Inc.

Enertran Technology Inc.

Waterless Co.

Xantrex Technology Inc.


Marathon International/Baxi Marathon International/ Eternal

NY Thermal Inc.


Simple Solar

RenewABILITY Energy Inc.

SunPump Solar Inc.

ReTherm Energy Systems Inc.

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.

Rheem Canada Ltd. Taco Takagi Canada, Inc. Uponor Ltd.

Roth Canada

ELECTRICAL | PLUMBING | HVAC | RENEWABLES SOLAR PV WATER -TREATMENT Bullfrog Canplas Power Inc. BP Solar Bord na Mona Inc. CARMA Inc. BradfordIndustries White Canada Carmanah Judo waterTechnologies Treatment Inc. Corp. RH20 North America Inc. GE Industrial Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc.PV Generation Menova Energy Inc.


Morgan Solar Inc.


Nysan Solar Control Sanyo Canada Bullfrog Power Inc. Inc. Siemens CleanfieldBuilding Energy Corp. Technologies Energy Wind Ltd. Systems Inc. Xantrex Technology Inc. Hybridyne Power Systems Canada Nova Sun Power

SOLAR THERMAL NY Thermal Inc. Roth Canada Solar Heating Canada

ELKAY Elkay EZH2O Bottle Filling Stations are the next conservation strategy for architects, designers and builders to strengthen their sustainable designs and promote environmental awareness, aesthetic design and embrace an overall culture of conservation. Distributed in Canada by Dobbin Sales, 1 800 565 8515 or

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. Dobbin Sales: 1-800-565-8515 LEED BD+C, ID+C:WE-Water Use Reduction LEED O+M: Indoor Water Use Reduction

Make Fantech your source for high quality residential and commercial ventilation products. You’ll find a wide range of products to fit any application. Each one engineered for quality and dependability. 1-800-565-3548 LEED BD+C, ID+C and O+M EA- Optimize Energy Performance EQ- Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies LEED for Homes EA- Space Heating and Cooling Equipment; EQ- Ventilation

Solar-Max Heating 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. Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc.

WIND Bullfrog Power Inc. Cleanfield Energy Corp.

TEMPEFF NORTH AMERICA Tempeff North America manufactures Semi-Custom air to air energy recovery equipment with up to 90% energy efficiency in winter without any requirement for an energy robbing defrost strategy.

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Architect, what can you do with a lean Net Zero budget? What if you could activate hollowcore concrete floors to work as a rechargeable battery? Reduce your client’s risk, save cost and carbon. Building as a Battery design assist can help you today. It is inexpensive, proven and practical. 416.993.5225

Energy Wind Systems Inc. Hybridyne Power Systems Canada Nova Sun Power


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

LEED V4, Energy Performance EQ –enhanced indoor air quality Thermal comfort, Smart use of materials. Resilient, Smart City ready

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

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GREEN DESIGN SUPPORT + PROFESSIONALS Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto 416-862-8800

DESIGN PROFESSIONALS: LIST YOUR SERVICES IN OUR 2019 WEB DIRECTORY. You'll receive the same benefits as noted below.


Curtiss Dining Hall, CFB Borden*, in JV with ZAS. Photo: © Brenda Liu. . The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association (CCPPA) are pleased to announce a new joint venture to establish an independent entity for an enhanced and expanded third-party administered and audited certification program for both prestressed and non-prestressed precast concrete manufacturing facilities across Canada. The new Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program will be more effective, independent and transparent.

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FABRIQ architecture is a Montreal based firm that delivers innovative and sustainable design solutions for clients in the public and private sectors. Currently have eight major LEED projects certified or underway., 514.934.1500 x224 *Curtiss Dining Hall, CFB Borden: - LEED Silver certified [July 2017] - Ontario Woodworks – 2016 Wood Advocate Award - Real Property Institute of Canada [RPIC] 2017 Best Practices/Environmental Sustainability Award - 2016 OAA Design Excellence Award – finalist - 2016 Grand Prix du Design - finalist - 2016 World Architecture News [WAN] Awards – Wood in Architecture – finalist - 2016 Prix d’excellence Cecobois - finalist

With its involvement as a member of the Canada Green Building Council and a growing number of LEED-certified projects, Pomerleau supports sustainable development in the construction industry. 185 The West Mall, Suite 1100 Toronto, ON M9C 5L5 T (416) 207-0848 F (416) 207-9636


GET YOUR COMPANY LISTED! In the 2019 web version of the Canadian Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE

Environmentally responsive and holistic engineering As advocates for sustainable design, RJC’s passion and commitment to responsive and responsible design is embedded into our everyday engineering practice.

Using wood products from responsibly managed forests, like SFI, is key to any green building project. Architects and builders are turning to products certified to the SFI Standard to meet their green building needs.

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1 Normand Deschênes [left] of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural presents the Institutional [Small] Award for the Centre de découverte to Daniel Smith of Smith Vigeant Architectes. 2 Rebecca Mallinson [third left] of Category Sponsor Enbridge presents the Commercial/ Industrial [Large] Award for the One York Tower to [l to r] : Phil Bastow of The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Alan Murphy of Green Reason, and John Gillanders, Dermot Sweeny, David Copeland, and Peter Kurkjia, all of Sweeny &Co Architects Inc. 3 Normand Deschênes [centre] of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural presents the Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award for the UBC Campus Energy Centre to Charles Marshall [left] and Raul Dominquez of DIALOG. 4 Normand Deschênes [second left] of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural presents the Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award for the Ecology Action Centre Headquarters to [l to r] : Jordan Willett of Solterre Design, Maggy Burns of the Ecology Action Centre [Managing Director Emeritus], Emma Norton of the Ecology Action Centre, and Patrick Jardine of Tekton Design + Build. 5 Bob Prince [centre] of Invizij Architects Inc. receives the Existing Building Upgrade Award for the Harvey Woods Lofts from Category Sponsor Inline Fiberglass represented by Gary Mackin [left] and Victor Kowalczyk. 6 SABMag publisher Don Griffith [second left], representing National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, presents the Institutional [Large] Award for the Langara College Science & Technology Building to [l to r] Wes Wilson, Tomer Diamant, Mahsa Majidian, and Aidan Mitchelmore of Teeple Architects. 7 L to r: Andrew Arifuzzaman of the University of Toronto Scarborough, and Nigel Tai and John Featherstone, both of Diamond Schmitt Architects, receive the Institutional [Large] Award from SABMag publisher Don Griffith, representing National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute. Unable to attend were: DIALOG, winner of the Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award for the UBC Campus Energy Centre; and Landform Architecture, winner of the Institutional [Small] Award for the Okanagan Child Care Centre. Photos: Vuk Dragojevic. SABMag - WINTER 2019


THE SOCIAL VALUE SCORECARD FOR COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENTS By David LePage Real estate development and major infrastructure projects can have a profound impact on the communities in which they take place. Large developments have the capability to change the character of a neighbourhood as they exert economic, social, and environmental externalities upon the local environment in which residents and businesses exist. But who decides on what will be the ‘changed’ character

Once construction begins, developers begin their first phase of implementing their plan for meeting CBA obligations. The post construction operations stage is dependent upon the type of project, but many developers and building management companies should continue to provide community benefits throughout the lifespan of the project. Compliance to meet the legally binding CBAs vary from case to case using a range of incentives including surety bonds and municipal permit covenants.


and ‘new’ composition of a community during and after the construction phase of a development? Is it just undirected happenstance or can we create the means to identify community needs and priorities to achieve the preferred social, economic and environmental outcomes as an intentional result of a major development? Community benefit agreements (CBAs) are a tool to allow for value to be defined by and to accrue to the neighbourhoods most directly affected by the new development. A CBA allows local residents, social enterprises, and businesses to share in the design of the future of their community. CBA policies and models are evolving in many communities to create comprehensive community economic and social development plans from development projects and infrastructure investments. In this evolution of CBA policy and practice, we realized a real gap of effective and practical tools to assist communities, governments, and developers in the design, implementation, and evaluation of CBAs. The identification of this need has led to the building of the inaugural Buy Social Canada ‘Social Value Scorecard for Community Benefit

1 - Vancouver’s Parq Casino was used as a pilot project for the Social Value Scorecard. The Community Benefit Agreement included provisions for targeted employment during both construction and operation phases. GoToVan from Vancouver Canada/Wikimedia Commons, Commons. To read the Parq Casino CBA case study, see the link in the Case Study section of this article.


Why a Scorecard for CBAs

What is a Community Benefit Agreement?

variations of building design, construction process, building purpose, size

Every building and development project has its own characteristics. The Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) are contracts that

and the community impacts change with each project. Given the devel-

define the social value outcomes that will be delivered as

opment differences, the economic, employment, social and environmental

part of a major infrastructure or land development project.

opportunities shift and, therefore, need individual identification with each

Through a CBA the community, government and developer

project. Realizing that there is no cookie cutter CBA to fit all land develop-

agree upon some social value deliverables such as job train-

ment projects, a per-project based process is required.

ing, local targeted employment, apprenticeship opportunities,

By harnessing the flexibility of the scorecard framework similar to that

incorporating local businesses and social enterprises into the

used by LEED, the Social Value Scorecard (SVS) tool can be used to broker

supply chain during construction, post-construction service

negotiations between developers, government, and community on how a

and supply contracts and access to commercial space for so-

new property development can best create social value for the community

cial or locally-based enterprises.

and what will be the agreed upon measurable outcomes.

It is during the design stage that a CBA is co-created and negotiated by key stakeholders (community, government, and

How the Scorecard Works

developers) involved in or affected by a development project.

The scorecard is designed to assist in the negotiation, tracking, and

The engagement and negotiation of a CBA should occur early

evaluation of the delivery of community benefits through the life of a land

enough in the process to allow the community to prepare and

development or infrastructure project. The toolkit worksheets and spread-

present its case, and for the developer to plan, prepare and

sheets are simple and flexible, designed to allow you to proceed on your

budget for how to meet its requirements through the con-

own or with support from a process facilitator.

struction and operation stages.


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INTERVIEW WITH PCL’s new Director, Sustainability, Scott Beckman PCL Construction [] is a group of independent construction companies working in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. Its operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets amount to an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America.

SABMag: What has been PCL’s experience in sustainable building thus far? PCL: PCL’s consistent focus on sustainability over the years has resulted in a portfolio of work that demonstrates measurable benefits including energy and water savings and smart material choices that help our clients meet their goals for sustainability and cost effectiveness. PCL has been involved in the construction of more than 165 LEED certified projects across North America with a value of more than $15 billion and has 318 LEED credentialed staff. We have full-time experts in building envelope, mechanical, electrical and structural systems, as well as a sus-

to follow basic sustainability requirements such as stormwater

tainability professional network across North America engaged in de-

pollution prevention, tracking sustainability aspects of materials,

veloping high performance low impact building solutions for our clients.

construction waste recycling, and indoor air quality management

We have a new partnership with Microsoft to develop smart solutions

during construction.

that will improve system efficiencies throughout buildings. One focus

Construction Management and Integrated Project Delivery meth-

is to reduce management, maintenance, and utility costs by learning

ods allow PCL to bring our cost estimating, engineering, and ma-

from the data collected, to create improvements and efficiencies. For

terial sourcing expertise to the project team to inform the design-

example, these systems can use sensors and custom algorithms to au-

ers and the owner of the best options to meet their needs.

tomatically turn off the heat in unused rooms or areas of a building.

Design-build projects require PCL to manage the consulting team

Another outcome will be to increase occupant satisfaction and produc-

which means PCL is responsible for all aspects of sustainability.

tivity. We can personalize and automate a building’s features such as

For Public Private Partnership (P3) projects, PCL is responsible for

lighting, heating and cooling, room utilization, and more, to create a

all design and construction components of sustainability, and we

more comfortable and productive work environment.

must work with our facilities management partners to make the

We have established a Solar Centre of Excellence with experts who can

best choices based on life cycle cost and energy efficiency.

deliver renewable energy at all scales from utility projects to individual buildings. The group has installed more than 660 MW of solar projects,

SABMag: Companies also try to implement sustainability prac-

which is enough to power more than 130,000 homes. In addition, we

tices internally. What is PCL doing in that regard?

are expanding our modular construction capabilities which allows us to

PCL: We are working continuously to ensure that we are “walking

achieve significant reductions in on-site waste generation and overall

the talk” of sustainability by improving our performance through

schedule durations.

reducing waste, energy use, and carbon emissions across our operations. We recently joined the City of Edmonton’s Corpo-

SABMag: What do you see as your role as Director, Sustainability?

rate Climate Leaders Program, a new initiative empowering local

PCL: My role is to ensure that we are leveraging our sustainability knowl-

businesses to take leadership on climate action and save money

edge and expertise to add value for our clients on every project we

through operational efficiencies. As part of the program we are

touch by identifying opportunities for high-performance construction.

establishing and will maintain a corporate greenhouse gas inven-

I also assist PCL’s clients in profitably developing, designing, construct-

tory. The next steps include developing plans and targets for re-

ing, and operating projects to achieve the highest levels of sustainabil-

ducing those greenhouse gas emissions.

ity, with a focus on reduced energy consumption and low-carbon/netcarbon-neutral targets. I’m also involved in improving our day-to-day

SABMag: What is your big picture vision of PCL’s influence and

operations through the incorporation of measures to help reduce our

contribution to sustainable building in the coming years?

energy, material, and water consumption.

PCL: Our vision, from a sustainability perspective, is to minimize the impact of construction on every aspect of every project we

SABMag: On a typical building project, how much influence does PCL

touch. We are aiming to be a knowledgeable partner that helps

have in ensuring or improving the sustainable aspects of a project?

our clients design and build net zero carbon buildings. During the

PCL: We can bring the greatest value to the client when we are involved

construction phase, our ultimate goal is to implement net zero

in the early stages of a project. The rating system and the project de-

construction sites where we achieve 100 percent waste diversion

livery type will both have an influence on PCL’s involvement and role

and work with our suppliers and contractors to decarbonize the

related to sustainability. In general, a lump sum project requires PCL

supply chain.


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