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Contract awarded for Providence Care Hospital Project

December 13, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Integrated Team Solutions have signed a 30-year, $810-million contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ont. Services and programs from the St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site and the Mental Health Services

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Acciona, Stuart Olson lauded for construction of northern BC Hospital

October 21, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Acciona and consortium partner Stuart Olson received the gold award in the general contractor over $40 million category from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association for the Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care Facility. The construction team were recognized for

Jim Dougan, PCL Construction President, Tim Brilhante, Humber Students' Federation President, Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Chris Whitaker, Humber College President together during the official groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 4, 2013. (CNW Group/Infrastructure Ontario)
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Humber College’s north campus to get new facility

October 8, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Construction of a facility that will become the new main entrance to Humber College’s north campus (Etobicoke) in Toronto is officially underway. The Learning Resource Commons will be a six-storey, 260,000 sq. ft. academic support and student services facility. The

22nd Commerce Square will be built to LEED Platinum standards.
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Mega downtown development project tabled for Halifax

September 26, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

The Thiel family has released plans to modernize a quarter of downtown Halifax while incorporating some of its architectural and historical past. The downtown Halifax property owners and developers intend on transforming the 500,000-sq.-ft area bordered by Granville, George, Hollis

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Canadian achievements celebrated during World Green Building Week

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Canada Green Building Council has launched an online LEED project profiles database in honour of World Green Building Week, which runs from Sept. 16 to 20. The database celebrates Canadian accomplishments in green building by showcasing the more than 4,000

Marine Gateway by PCI Developments Corp. (CNW Group/PCI Developments Corp.)
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Westport anchoring Vancouver’s Marine Gateway development

September 11, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Westport Innovations will be the lead tenant of a $370-million LEED Gold transit-oriented development ­­­– Marine Gateway – beside the Marine Drive Canada Line station in south Vancouver. Westport, a multinational Vancouver-based company that engineers advanced natural gas engines and

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Earth-movers & shakers

August 1, 2013 Patrick Callan

Hybrid-ging the gap: price, productivity and the planet

Manulife Real Estate has announced plans to develop 707 Fifth Street, a 27-storey, 564,000 square foot, "AAA", LEED Gold Certified office tower in downtown Calgary, designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Brion Energy has been secured as the lead tenant of the building, which is targeted for completion in March 2017. (CNW Group/Manulife Real Estate) (CNW Group/Manulife Financial Corporation).
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Towering addition to downtown Calgary

July 31, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Manulife Real Estate has announced the development of a 27-storey office tower in downtown Calgary. The tower – 707 Fifth St. – will be a 564,000 sq. ft., “AAA”, LEED gold certified building. Designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, it

The Toronto-Dominion Bank tower joins an impressive roster of sustainable buildings at the Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre) complex, including LEED(R) Gold certified buildings 77 King Street West and 79 Wellington Street West, and LEED(R) Platinum certified 100 Wellington Street West. (CNW Group/Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited)
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TD Bank Tower achieves LEED gold certification

July 22, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. announced that its Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank Tower has received a LEED gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council.  Located in downtown Toronto at 66 Wellington St. W., the tower joins a trio of LEED

Brian Denney, CEO of Toronto and Region Conservation, Nicola Kettlitz, President, Coca-Cola Ltd., Rick Portiss, Manager, Restoration and Environmental Monitoring, Toronto and Region Conservation, Hon. Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment, Government of Ontario and John Guarino, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada with their big catch at Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit. Toronto and Region Conservation and Coca-Cola Canada have partnered to restore nine hectares of the Park into a flourishing coastal wetland. CNW
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Toronto and Region Conservation and Coca-Cola Canada Announce $500,000 to Clean GTA waters

June 21, 2013 Staff Report

Toronto and Region Conservation and Coca-Cola Canada have announced plans to turn waste into water. Coca-Cola Canada will contribute $100,000 per year over five years, to restore an area once used for industrial waste disposal into a healthy nine-hectare coastal

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Keep your equipment above water

June 1, 2013 David Godkin

Understanding geological site conditions, before you dig, will save time and money

YMCA gymnasium facing South West.
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YMCA on Cherry Street “topped off”

May 29, 2013 Staff Report

YMCA of Greater Toronto partners, major donors, supporters and board members, and representatives from the West Don Lands community today witnessed the “topping off” of the new YMCA on Cherry Street, currently under construction as part of the CIBC Pan

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The Government of Canada launches refocused National Research Council

May 7, 2013 Staff Report

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has transformed into an industry-focused research and technology organization. The refocused NRC will work with Canadian industries to bridge technology gaps, helping build a more innovative Canadian economy. “NRC plays a pivotal role

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Ontario needs to scrap its Waste Diversion Act

April 24, 2013 Staff Report

At a joint media conference at the Ontario Legislature, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) called for new legislation that drives and achieves greater waste diversion. Prior to a new round of eco fees that

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George Brown College breaks ground for new facility to develop best practices in sustainable building

April 5, 2013 Staff Report

George Brown College hosted a ground breaking ceremony this morning marking the start of construction on a new facility that will support the growing Canadian green and smart building market. When completed in 2014, the building will house full-scale applied

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Cadillac Fairview begins construction of Deloitte Tower

April 2, 2013 Staff Report

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. hosted a ground breaking ceremony for Deloitte Tower April 2–the city’s first privately-owned and financed commercial office tower to be built in more than 20 years. The ceremony marked the launch of Cadillac Fairview’s $2-billion

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AECOM nabs $350M USAID contract

January 29, 2013 Mike Ouellette

AECOM Technology Corp. is one of seven companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to a total of US$350 million by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide clean energy technical assistance. The five-year

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CDBI’s new website is up and running

January 9, 2013 On-Site staff

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) recently launched a new website (www.cdbi.org), designed to improve the site’s functionality and ability to update important information. The site offers users details on design-build documents, upcoming CDBI events and tutorials and the benefits of

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.
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Ritchie Bros. HQ goes golden

December 17, 2012 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

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Generating efficiency

December 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Emissions reduction is top priority for 2013 generator designs