December 17, 2012 by On-Site staff
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ international headquarters in Burnaby, B.C., was recently awarded LEED Gold certification in the new construction category.
The 164,000-sq.-ft. commercial office building currently houses more than 400 employees, as well as a corporate child-care centre, fitness facility and café.
It has a variety of LEED features, including: 75 per cent of work spaces receiving natural daylight and 90 per cent having views to the exterior; copy and janitor rooms with dedicated exhaust systems; carbon dioxide monitors located throughout the building; 75 per cent of construction waste was recycled or reused; automatic lighting for interior and exterior; the roof being built with reflective materials; high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and exterior irrigation system; and a large number of native drought-resistant plants used to reduce the amount of watering required;
Peter Blake, CEO of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, thanked the team of companies that guided Ritchie Bros. through the planning, design and construction process for LEED certification, which included: B+H Architects, MHPM Project Managers Inc., Ventana Construction, Core Group Consultants, Applied Engineering Solutions Ltd., Stantec, Steelcase Inc., CBRE Ltd. and The Great-West Life Assurance Co.