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CaGBC announces agreement with Urban Green to deliver Green Professional Building Skills Training across Canada

May 26, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In order to meet growing demand for skilled workers in the green building field, today the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Urban Green Council (the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council) have announced a strategic partnership

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2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture honour outstanding buildings across Canada

May 26, 2016 Canadian Architect

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects. The jury

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Walsh Canada reaches commercial and financial close on new data centre

May 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Walsh Canada has achieved commercial and financial close on the Enterprise Data Centre Borden Expansion project agreement with Defence Construction Canada and Shared Services Canada. Commercial and financial close signal the fulfillment of the contractual requirements prior to the start

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Ledcor announces Canada’s first Petal-Certified commercial projects

May 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Vancouver, BC –  Ledcor Group’s  Burnaby SFU UniverCity Childcare Centre and the Vancouver VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Centre have achieved Petal Certification under the Living Building Challenge Standard. “These projects are the first commercial buildings in Canada to achieve this certification,

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Revera to invest $75M in new Regina retirement community

May 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

REGINA – Revera, owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector is breaking ground today on Green Falls Landing, the company’s newest retirement community in Regina, Sask., scheduled to open in 2018. This $75-million project is currently the single largest private investment

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Construction is complete on Mississauga Gateway Centre

May 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

 TORONTO – Construction is complete on Mississauga Gateway Centre in the greater Toronto area. The new Class A office complex, which is seeking LEED Gold Certification, offers retail and corporate leasing opportunities in a contemporary design. The project is located

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Walsh Canada reaches commercial and financial close on new Etobicoke General Hospital expansion

May 9, 2016 On-Site

Vaughan, ON – Walsh Canada has achieved commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower project agreement with William Osler Health System and Infrastructure Ontario. Commercial and financial close signal the fulfillment of the contractual requirements prior to

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Canadian LEED buildings have reduced over 1 million tonnes of CO2e in GHG emissions since 2005

April 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ottawa – Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced April 21st. Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse

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Request for Qualifications issued for new Toronto courthouse project

April 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO — Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a consortium to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. Located steps from St. Patrick subway station, directly north of the

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Interior Health and EllisDon finalize contract for Penticton’s patient care tower

April 11, 2016 Partnerships, B.C.

Interior Health and EllisDon Infrastructure finalized the contract for a new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) on April 7. Following the selection of EllisDon Infrastructure as Interior Health’s preferred proponent (announced January 20) teams from

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$330M law suit filed over McGill University Health Centre P3 contract

April 1, 2016 On-Site Magazine

McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group (MHIG), a partnership composed of SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) and Innisfree has filed a $330 million law suit against the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Government of Quebec over the P3 deal to build and operate the hospital’s Glen

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Walsh Canada part of team building Etobicoke hospital expansion

March 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership is the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the new Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project under an AFP model Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System (Osler) selected Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership

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Why Canada leads in green building

March 18, 2016 Jim Barnes

Since the Canadian Green Building Council began operating in 2002 as an offshoot of the US Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED) has led Canada to a prominent position internationally in environmental construction. We

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The 3 Rs of aggregate recycling

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Efforts to launch a certification program for aggregate recycling facilities in Ontario stalled last month when partner associations and producers raised concerns at the 11th hour. Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) has spent the last year and a half implementing a

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Software: Green construction – Mastering the art of keeping track

March 18, 2016 Jacob Stoller

Whether a project is a high-profile green office tower or a cost-efficient single family dwelling, environmental is gradually becoming the norm. While contractors own only a segment of the environmental pie, their ability to deliver on eco-friendly projects is becoming

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New National Energy Code for buildings

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New buildings in Canada will become more energy efficient with the introduction of some 90 changes to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015. “As Canada’s go-to research and technology organization, the National Research Council is providing Canadians

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First LEED Gold hospital in Quebec

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

McGill University Health Centre’s Glen site certified by green building council

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UBC builds 18-storey wood construction student residence

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

World’s tallest wood structure ever built

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Ontario raises $750M in Green Bonds for infrastructure

February 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Eight Ontario infrastructure projects will receive additional funding as a result of the province insuing its second Green Bond worth $750 million in capital. The eight infrastructure projects include improving transit, education, health care and creating jobs in communities across

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Final 2015 LEED certification numbers show steady growth in Canadian green building

February 4, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a steady increase in LEED certifications in 2015, a result of green building’s growing impact as one of the most effective solutions to climate change. A total of 527 LEED projects certified between