Posts Tagged ‘LEED Silver certification’

North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Public-private partnership a model for sustainable projects

This major redevelopment project was made possible through a very unique and innovative transaction between the Toronto School Board and Tridel Builders. This partnership was designed to leverage construction funding for a replacement school facility by integrating it with a new residential development.

By Susan Spencer Lewin


Mechanical and structural marvel gives lesson in resource conservation

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Richmond Olympic Oval

At night the structure of the building is clearly visible: the main arches that span 100m across the sports hall spring from inclined concrete buttresses, while the gently curved roof panels soften the silhouette [photo by Hubert Kang].

by Jim Taggart

The Richmond Olympic Oval is the largest structure to be built for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Vancouver and Whistler BC. The Oval has been designed to accommodate the Olympic long track speed-skating events with seating for 8,000 spectators, before being transformed into a multi-sports training and recreation facility after the Games. Located adjacent to the Middle Arm of the Fraser River minutes from Vancouver’s international airport, the facility will become the focus of a new residential and commercial neighbourhood. (more…)