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CaGBC recognizes Canada’s most sustainable buildings for 2014

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July 18, 2014 by 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.

This 2014 winners covered a range of building types, including a small modernized 100 year-old house in Ottawa, a testing lab in Hamilton, a retail store in North Vancouver, a library in Montreal, a bio-energy plant in Prince George, and an attic renovation in a heritage building at the University of Toronto.

“The skill and creativity demonstrated in the winning projects bode well for a future in which buildings are beautiful, better to live and work in, and use far fewer resources,” said Don Griffith CaGBC’s Awards program manager.

CaGBC and Sustainable Architecture Building magazine launched the awards in 2008 to recognize excellence in sustainable, architectural merit and high-performance building design. The awards also commend technical innovation that advances knowledge and improves practice for the design of non-residential and residential buildings.

List of winning projects:

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op Store, North Vancouver. B.C.
  • UNBC Bio-Energy Building, Prince George. B.C.
  • CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Hamilton. Ont.
  • Goldcorp Mining Innovation Suite, Lassonde Mining Building, University of Toronto, Ont.
  • One Planet House Reno, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Bibliothèque du Boisé, St. Laurent, Que.