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Artist's rendering of the Milton hospital redevelopment project
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Plenary Health awarded Milton Hospital expansion project

January 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

PCL is the project’s general contractor

Chris Conway is RMCAO President and CEO
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Conway takes lead role at RMCAO

January 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario has a new leader at the helm as Chris Conway joins the organization as President and CEO following the retirement of John Hull. Conway has more than 18 years of experience in industry

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5 design teams shortlisted for Toronto ferry docks redevelopment project

January 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Five design teams have been shortlisted to participate in an Innovative Design Competition that will set the stage for the revitalization of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in Toronto. In total, 33 design teams from twelve

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Companies shortlisted for St. Thomas Elgin Hospital Project

January 6, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Four companies have been shortlisted to build and finance St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s emergency, ambulatory and mental health redevelopment project. Based on a request for qualifications process that began in August 2014, the following companies were shortlisted: Bondfield Construction Company

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CAC favours alternative fuels

December 1, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) supports the Ontario government’s renewed commitment to develop new alternative fuel rules by the end of the year to help large scale energy industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The commitment is part of Ontario

Official opening of George Brown College's Green Building Centre in Toronto, ON, on November 10, 2014.  (L to R): Robert Luke, vice president, applied research and innovation, George Brown College; Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario; Bernard Trottier, MP Etobicoke-Lakeshore; Trudy Puls, Roxul; Jamie McIntyre, program coordinator, George Brown College; Laura Jo Gunter, vice president, academic, George Brown College; and Brad Shapiro, George Brown student.
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George Brown College opens Green Buildings Centre

November 11, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Toronto’s George Brown College officially opened its new Green Building Centre on November 10. The applied research facility will train students in green energy, advanced construction systems and computer-enabled, efficient buildings. It will also create space for industry partners to

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$67M contract awarded to expand Sheridan College

October 20, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Sheridan College and Infrastructure Ontario have awarded a $67.3-million contract to Sheridan Creative Partnership to design, build and finance the expansion of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, Ont. The 220,000-sq.ft. facility will be designed to LEED Silver

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Lafarge lowers carbon footprint at Alberta cement plant

October 16, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

Recent upgrades to Lafarge Canada Inc.’s cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. have allowed the company to meet its targets of reducing sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 60 per cent, nitrous oxide (NOx) by 40 per cent, and overall dust levels from

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CaGBC reaches 5,000 LEED registrations

October 15, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has reached a major milestone with the 5,000th registered project for LEED certification. “The registration of our 5000th project is a significant milestone in the history of the CaGBC and the green building movement

Located in downtown Montreal, the Sun Life Building was built in three stages between 1914 and 1933. It stands 26 storeys high and includes more than 1.1 million sq. ft. of leasable space (CNW Group/Bentall Kennedy).
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Historic Montreal building achieves LEED Silver certification

October 8, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Montreal’s Sun Life Building has received LEED Silver certification in the Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance category. Built in three stages between 1914 and 1933, the historic 24-storey office building is located at 1155 Metcalfe St. on Dorchester Square in

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CaGBC recognizes Canada’s most sustainable buildings for 2014

July 18, 2014 STAFF REPORT

British Columbia and Ontario topped the winners’ list of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) awards for 2014. The CaGBC handed out a total of eight awards for high performance buildings. British Columbia won four, while Ontario took home three.

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Green bonds help fund Vancouver island hospitals

July 16, 2014 STAFF REPORT

A $606 million project to build two LEED gold certified hospitals in North Vancouver Island, B.C. is underway.  The North Island Hospitals Project will meet energy and greenhouse gas emission targets under the B.C. Climate Action Plan.  “Green” bonds (see below)

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Construction industry finds better ways to dispose of aggregates

July 15, 2014 ROSS MONSOUR

Increased environmental stewardship is driving demand for aggregate recycling alternatives. Landfill is no longer an acceptable disposal solution for demolished roads, parking lots and buildings. Since aggregates are a non-renewable resource, and its extraction, production and transportation generate harmful greenhouse

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Canada’s green building market on the rise

June 19, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, according to from the Canada Green Building Council and McGraw Hill Construction. The report found companies investing in green buildings are seeing significant dividends

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MTS breaks ground for new EPIC Data Centre

May 7, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS), together with its subsidiary EPIC Information Solutions, unveiled plans for its new data centre during an official groundbreaking ceremony on May 6. The EPIC Data Centre, located at 1450 Waverley Street in Winnipeg, will be

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Affinity Partnerships to build, operate acute care centre in B.C.

April 30, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Affinity Partnerships consortium of Balfour Beatty and Ledcor Group has reached a $21.8-million agreement with the Provincial Health Services Authority to build and operate the Teck Acute Care Centre at the B.C. Children’s and B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health

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Construction hiring begins as K2 Wind Power project moves forward

February 20, 2014 Staff Report

1,000 Ontario jobs and over $5 million injected into local economy each year

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Shortlist unveiled for Milton District Hospital redevelopment

January 30, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services have announced the three teams in the running to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project. The project will significantly increase the size of the hospital, with a focus on

Vistal I and II are the first residential highrise buildings to achieve LEED Gold in Quebec.
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Montreal highrise building achieves LEED gold standard

January 29, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Proment Corp. has announced that its Vistal II highrise building in Montreal, Que. has been certified LEED Gold by the Canada Green Building Council, following on the heels of the Vistal I tower which received the same certification in 2011. 

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering, has been awarded the Order of Canada for his work in the green building industry.
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Green building guru awarded Order of Canada

January 28, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering in Waterloo, ON – Canada’s largest green buildings consulting firm – has been awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honour: the Order of Canada. A founding father of green building in Canada, Carpenter was