Posts Tagged ‘2018 Canadian Green Building Awards’

ONE YORK STREET - Toronto, ON

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Commercial/Industrial [Large] Award

Jury comments: We were impressed that this tower incorporated so many innovative sustainable features, whether or not they would achieve credits on a check list. Things like individualized climate controls for office workers, and a public park rather than simply amenity space for building occupants, were notable examples of this approach.

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CENTRE DE DÉCOUVERTE - Boucherville, QC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Institutional [Small] Award

Jury comments: This building was notable for its strong focus on sustainable strategies, implemented in a most elegant and beautifully detailed way. The use of natural ventilation and daylighting was particularly innovative. We also appreciated the multiple ways in which local wood was used.

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ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE HEADQUARTERS - Halifax, NS

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award

Jury comments: The fact the community was actively engaged in this project speaks to the often overlooked issue of social and cultural sustainability. As such, it provides a reminder that successful community architecture is as much about process as it is about the final product. The energy performance and the creative use of salvaged materials were particularly impressive.

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OKANAGAN COLLEGE CHILD CARE CENTRE - Penticton, BC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Institutional [Small] Award

Jury comments: As a structure designed to the rigorous Passive House standard, this building is notable for the beauty and simplicity of its environmental systems. The building relies mostly on local materials and very economical passive design strategies, yet also addresses cross-cultural issues and creates a symbolic new gateway to the college campus.

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HARVEY WOODS LOFTS - Woodstock, ON

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Existing Building Upgrade Award

Jury comments: The retention and rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly in the centre of small cities such as this, addresses sustainability issues of embodied energy as well as social and cultural continuity. We were impressed by how an atrium was created within the existing building as a community space, and by the improvements in energy performance – particularly in the context of a large social housing project.

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LANGARA COLLEGE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BUILDING - Vancouver, BC

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Institutional [Large] Award

Jury comments: This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.

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BROCK COMMONS TALLWOOD HOUSE - Vancouver, BC

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Residential [Large] Award Winner

Jury comments: We were impressed by the waste reduction that resulted from factory prefabrication, the speed of construction, the technical innovation, the holistic approach to sustainability – including carbon sequestration and life cycle issues. This is a building many people can learn from.

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UBC CAMPUS ENERGY CENTRE - Vancouver, BC

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award Winner

Jury comments: This is a beautiful solution for a building type that has traditionally been tucked away from public view. The elegant way in which the building reveals its inner workings makes it not only a striking piece of architecture, but an important didactic tool for the University of British Columbia.

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