CaGBC Announces Sustainable Building Awards

Canadian Green Building Council Will Present Awards at October 26-28 conference

On October 26-28, the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) will honour four buildings at the Building Lasting Change conference for their environmental performance, low carbon emissions, human health factors and occupant satisfaction.

MEC Vancouver (above), a mass-timber building near the city’s Olympic Village, has won in the category of New Construction. In addition to its water reuse and conservation features, the project’s design contributes nearly twice as much energy to the Neighbourhood Energy Utility as it consumes.

Toronto’s 25 York Street (below) has won in the Existing Building category for its continuing high performance in greenhouse-gas emissions, energy and water use. The project received extra recognition for its commitment to the well-being of its occupants and in empowering tenants to help the building achieve its sustainability goals.

The Confluence, Summer Village of Waiparous, Alberta (below) has won in the Inspiring Home category for outstanding achievements in a high-performing, sustainable residential project in Canada. The award recognizes its use of environmentally friendly products, manufacturer transparency. and net positive energy and water performance in an extreme climate.

The AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex in Ottawa (below) earned the top spot in the Zero Carbon category. This energy-intensive commercial building lowered its greenhouse gas emissions by almost 90 percent through the use of an advanced predictive learning software, a building and ice plant automation system, energy retrofits, design strategies, electrification, and renewable energy generation technologies.

The four buildings will be publicly honoured at the Building Lasting Change conference, along with six individuals recognized for their contribution to green building.