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One York Street achieves LEED Platinum certification, and breaks a record

November 19, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga — EllisDon’s landmark, One York Street project, achieved a LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Through the qualification process, One York Street earned 89 points, which also represents the highest score

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Joseph and Rosalie Family Health Centre Receives Silver Award by the VRCA

October 31, 2017 EllisDon

On Wednesday, October 26th, 2017, the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (JRSFHC) was selected as a Silver Award recipient in the – over $45 million – project category, by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) awards program. “The

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MEC breaks ground on new flagship store at eastern gateway to Olympic Village

October 24, 2017 MEC

VANCOUVER – MEC, Canada’s go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration, broke ground today on its new Vancouver flagship store. The three-storey, 60,000-square-foot building will be located at the eastern gateway to Olympic Village, one of the world’s most sustainable neighbourhoods and an area

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Vancouver Convention Centre is world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention centre

October 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Vancouver, BC – The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) commends the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) for demonstrating sustainability excellence with the announcement that it has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in

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CaGBC announces Greenest School in Canada winner

September 27, 2017 CaGBC

Ottawa, ON – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools announced today that Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Located in


Pomerleau’s Sept-Îles Detention Centre achieves LEED certification

August 15, 2017 Pomerleau

The Sept-Îles Detention Centre, a suburban building completed in August 2016 that fully meets the site’s safety and functional requirements, recently received LEED certification. This underscores Pomerleau’s commitment to its clients who want to adopt environmentally-friendly approaches to achieve their

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Canada leads with more than 100 LEED v4 registrations

August 1, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA, ON  – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000

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Canada Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. announce partnership

May 31, 2017 CaGBC

Vancouver, B.C. and Washington D.C – Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada), with final terms anticipated

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EllisDon awarded contract for 81 Bay at Bay Park Centre

May 2, 2017 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Set to break ground this spring, EllisDon is preparing for the first of two buildings and a new Metrolinx GO Bus Terminal as part of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bay Park Centre office complex – soon to be renamed


Humber River Hospital achieves LEED gold certification

April 28, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto – Humber River Hospital and its project partners are pleased to announce the facility’s achievement of LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).  “We designed and built our new hospital on three core principles: Lean, Green and Digital,”

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Ontario celebrates grand opening of new Sheridan College Facility

March 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The province is celebrating the grand opening of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion campus, which will provide high-quality postsecondary education to 3,200 more students in Ontario. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was joined by Charles Sousa,

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LEED projects in Canada surpass 1 billion square feet

January 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcement that there are now over 1 billion square feet of LEED projects in Canada. Representing nearly 7,000 LEED buildings, homes and communities since

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Bird selected as preferred proponent for mental health facility in B.C.

January 3, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Fraser Health has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. as the preferred proponent to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.    The 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use

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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Earns LEED Gold Certification

December 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hamilton Health Sciences has achieved another significant milestone in its path to environmental sustainability, earning LEED Gold Certification for the new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC). “The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is a reflection of years of thoughtful,

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Ryerson Student Learning Centre achieves LEED gold status

November 22, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ryerson University’s award winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has achieved LEED Gold status after surpassing the original goal of LEED Silver compliancy. The building encapsulates a number of features that have contributed to LEED Gold status including three green roofs,

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Ledcor uses modern technology to preserve heritage building

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ledcor Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of Enbridge Centre last month, the first office tower to be constructed in downtown Edmonton’s Financial District in more than 20 years. Ledcor applied several specialized construction methods in order to

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Blackwood Partners earns Canada’s first LEED v4 certification for an existing building

October 27, 2016 The Canada Green Building Council

Canada has its first LEED v4 certified commercial project with  270 Albert Street in Ottawa earning Gold under the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings (LEED O+M: Existing Buildings) rating system. Asset managed by Blackwood Partners Inc. and

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Construction kicks off for Carré Saint-Laurent

October 25, 2016 Ontario Construction Secratariate

This morning marked a momentous occasion as construction kicked off for Carré Saint-Laurent, a mixed-use development that will revitalize the intersection of Montreal’s two traditional main streets, Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Catherine. The new development is located at the heart of the

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Teams prequalified for new Toronto courthouse project

October 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have announced two prequalified teams to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the request for qualifications (RFQ)

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First Woman in Quebec awarded most prestigious title in sustainable construction

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

At the recognition gala of the Greenbuild International Conference in Los Angeles, Josée Lupien – LEED AP BD+C & ID+C – was awarded the status of LEED Fellow. This title is the most prestigious distinction in the sustainable building industry.