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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. Photo courtesy of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' international headquarters in Burnaby, B.C., was recently awarded LEED Gold certification in the new construction category. Photo courtesy of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

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. 


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