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Thanks to our category sponsors

 

 


Thanks to our 2017 jury

 


The nine winning projects that follow are among the most exemplary of sustainably-designed buildings in Canada


 

 INSTITUTIONAL LARGE AWARD

Amber Trails Community School, Winnipeg

 

Jury comments: This project encourages social interaction and community engagement through the physical organization of its multiple programs. Operating before and after regular school hours increases the efficiency of building use, while energy and water consumption reductions of close to 70% are remarkable. Programs such as the community farm raise awareness around broader aspects of sustainability. A community school in the truest sense.

 

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner  Public Schools Finance Board & Seven Oaks School Division
  • Architect  Prairie Architects Inc.
  • Structural Engineer  Wolfrom Engineering
  • Mechanical/electrical Engineer  MMM Group Ltd.
  • Commissioning Agent  Integrated Designs
  • Building Envelope Commissioning  QCA Building Envelope Ltd.
  • Civil Engineer  WSP
  • Landscape Architect  HTFC Planning & Design
  • General Contractor   Bockstael Construction
  • Photos  Joel Ross, CLICK.STUDIO

 

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Energy intensity  91KWh/m2/year
  • Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building under MNECB [1997]  71%
  • Potable water consumption from municipal sources  1,143 L/occupant/year
  • Potable water consumption reduction relative to reference building  67%
  • Regional materials [as defined by LEED] by value  36%
  • Reclaimed and recycled materials by value  20%
  • Construction materials diverted from landfill  86%

Suppliers: Uponor in-floor radiant system, Elkay drinking fixtures, Duxton fibreglass-frame windows and Cooper-Eaton lighting.

Lindsay Oster of Prairie Architects Inc. receives the Institutional [Large] Award for Amber Trails Community School from National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute represented by Managing Director Brian Hall.

 

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 TECHNICAL AWARD

De Waal Net Zero House, Edmonton

 

Jury comments: A commendable example of environmentally responsible densification, that is both gentle in its addition of a secondary suite, and transferable in its use of off-the-shelf technology and local labour. The project achieves its net zero ambitions in a holistic way, exploiting passive solar orientation and creating a highly insulated and airtight building envelope before adding photovoltaic panels for make-up energy. Water conservation and material selection strategies are also commendable.

 

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Architects  The design is a collaboration between De Waal Developments and Designex Consulting
  • Owner  Koen de Waal
  • Landscape Architect  De Waal Developments
  • General Contractor  De Waal Developments
  • Photos  Cooper and O'Hara Photography, Merle Prosofsky

 

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Energy intensity  26  KWh/m2/year. All energy required on an annual basis is supplied by a 25KW photovoltaic array
  • Potable water consumption from municipal sources   76.7L/occupant/day
  • Potable water consumption savings   67% [City of Edmonton statistics]

Supplier: Duxton Windows and Doors.

Koen de Waal of De Waal Developments Ltd. receives the Technical Award for the De Waal Net Zero House from National Sponsor Masonite Architectural represented by General Manager Canada Jennifer McGill.
 

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INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD
Eva’s Phoenix, Toronto

 

Jury comments: A very sophisticated project done on a very tiny budget. The strong social sustainability agenda was supported by the clever resolution of complex technical problems, most notably day-lighting, that required negotiation with municipal building authorities. Leaving the central atrium unheated makes it feel more like a regular street, and at the same time minimizes the conditioned area of the building, and maximizes energy savings. 

 

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner  Eva’s Initiatives
  • Architect & Interiors  LGA Architectural Partners
  • Structural Engineer  Blackwell Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer  LAM & Associates
  • Electrical Engineer  LAM & Associates
  • Civil Engineer  Fabian Papa and Partners
  • Acoustical Engineer  Aercoustics
  • Code  David Hine Engineering
  • Daylight Peer Review  Sun Positions/ R. Bouwmeester
  • Landscape Architect  Scott Torrance Landscape Architect, a division of FORREC Ltd.
  • Heritage Consultant  E.R.A.
  • Client/Project Manager  Colliers Project Leaders
  • General Contractor  Somerville Construction Management
  • Photos  Ben Rahn / A-Frame

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RESIDENTIAL LARGE AWARD
River City Phases 1 & 2, Toronto

Jury comments: A brownfield project that stands out for its emphasis on a mix of unit types, the quality of its public realm, and its success in promoting shared car and transit use. The provision of individually metered power, heat and water fosters a culture of conservation among residents. The balanced design response to the mandated LEED gold requirement has resulted in a project whose performance is exemplary for its size.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner  Urban Capital
  • Architects ZAS Architects. Joint Venture Architects  Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Structural Engineer  MMM/WSP
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer  Smith & Andersen
  • Commissioning Agent  Adjeleian Rubeli Ltd.
  • Civil Engineer  RV Andersen
  • Landscape Architect  Planning Partnership
  • General Contractor  Blues Cape
  • Photos  Jose Uribe/Pureblink

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Energy intensity  208 kWh/m2/year
  • Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building under MNECB 1997  48%
  • Potable water consumption from municipal sources  27,390 L/occupant/year
  • Reduction in potable water consumption relative to reference building  46%
  • Regional materials content [as defined by LEED] by value  24%
  • Reclaimed and recycled materials by value  6%
  • Construction waste diverted from landfill  81%

Supplier: Zinco green roof [sedum carpet and perennial garden].

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LARGE AWARD
Queen Richmond Centre West, Toronto

Jury comments: An impressive and innovative example of heritage preservation, adaptive reuse and densifica-tion. The lobby is stunning, animating the street and offering the opportunity for a variety of community activities. The project hits all the sustainability buttons, both in terms of exemplary building performance and its contribution to the social, cultural and economic life of the neighbourhood.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner  Allied Properties REIT
  • Architect  Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.
  • Structural engineer  Stephenson Engineering
  • Mechanical engineer  TMP
  • Electrical engineer  Mulvey & Banani
  • LEED consultant  Ecovert
  • Civil engineer  MGM Consulting Inc.
  • Landscape architect  NAK Design
  • General contractor  Eastern Construction
  • Steel fabricator  Walters Inc.
  • Cast Steel Node Design  Cast Connex
  • Photos  Younes Bounhar

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Energy intensity  198 kWh/m2/year
  • Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building under ASHRAE 90.1 2007  28%
  • Potable water consumption from municipal sources 3,678 L/occupant/year
  • Reduction in potable water consumption relative to reference building  42%
  • Regional materials content [as defined by LEED] by value  33%
  • Reclaimed and recycled materials by value  31%
  • Construction waste diverted from landfill  83%
               

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INSTITUTIONAL SMALL AWARD
Gare Fluviale de Lévis, Quebec

Jury comments: An inviting, bright and attractive building that combines economy and elegance with conscientious use of local materials and a sensitivity to its rich natural and historic context. The use of local wood elevates the architectural tone, giving a warm atmosphere to a highly functional building type. The project also leveraged improvements to the surrounding public realm, making it open and accessible to the public.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner Société des traversiers du Québec
  • Architect  Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu & Associés Architectes
  • Project Manager  The Société Québécoise des infrastructures
  • Mechanical Engineer  Tetratech
  • Electrical Engineer  Tetratech
  • Civil Engineer  Stantec
  • Landscape Architect  Planier
  • General Contractor  Constructions Béland & Lapointe
  • Photos  Stéphane Groleau

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building under MNECB 1997  33%
  • Potable water consumption from municipal sources  2,832 L/occupant/year
  • Potable water consumption reduction relative to reference building  39%
  • Regional materials (as defined by LEED) by value  67%
  • Reclaimed and recycled materials by value  22%
  • Construction materials diverted from landfill  99%

Suppliers: Altex roller shades, Cooper-Eaton lighting and lighting controls.

Maxime Turgeon [centre left] and Marc Letellier [centre right] of Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu & Associé Architectes receive the Institutional [Small] Award for the Gare fluviale [Ferry Station] de Lévis from Institutional Category Sponsor Altex represented by John Lowe, Architectural Sales Consultant [far left] and Mark Lim, Technical Representative [far right].

 

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EXISTING BUILDING UPGRADE AWARD

Sir John A. Macdonald Building, Ottawa

Jury comments: Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this project is how the envelope and building systems upgrades have been so discreetly integrated into the heritage structure. Architecturally, the atrium ties together the old structure with the new addition, while incorporating daylighting and ventilation strategies. A very sensitive, subtle and sustainable retrofit.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner  Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Architects  NORR Architects & Engineers in association with MTBA Associates Inc.
  • Structural Engineer  John G Cooke Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer  NORR Limited
  • Electrical Engineer  NORR Limited
  • Commissioning Agent  WSP Group
  • Civil Engineer  Trow Engineering
  • Landscape Architect  Planier
  • General Contractor/Construction manager  EllisDon
  • Photos  Doublespace Photography

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

Energy intensity  214kWh/m2/year
Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building under MNECB Version 1 
21%
Potable water consumption from municipal sources 
n/a
Reduction in potable water consumption 
38%
Regional materials (as defined by LEED) by value 
>20%
Reclaimed and recycled materials content by value 
>20%
Construction materials diverted from landfill 
>70%

Suppliers: Sloan plumbing fixtures, Altex roller shades, Masonite Architectural [Baillargeon Doors]

 
Mark Thompson Brandt, MTBA Associates Inc. [left] and Glenn Burwell NORR Architects & Engineers receive the Existing Building Upgrade Award for the Sir John A. Macdonald Building from National Sponsor Masonite Architectural represented by General Manager Canada Jennifer McGill.

 

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RESIDENTIAL SMALL AWARD

Lockeport Beach House, Lockeport Beach, NS

Jury comments: This house has a light environmental footprint that derives from the philosophical approach taken by both client and architect. It combines responsible siting and construction strategies with low energy consumption and net zero water use. A simple and elegant building that speaks to a different way of living in harmony with the environment.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Architect  Nova Tayona
  • Mechanical Engineer  Greg Ewert
  • Structural Engineer  Andrea Doncaster
  • General Contractor  Deborah Spartinelli, Trunnells and Tenons Construction
  • Photos  Janet Kimber

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Regional Materials [as defined by LEED] by value  70%
  • Water consumption from municipal sources  0%

 Supplier: Uponor in-floor radiant system.

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MIXED USE AWARD

Marine Gateway Development, Vancouver

Jury comments: A project that has the density and diversity of use to create a complete community, with unparalleled access to both light rail and bus transportation. The comprehensive approach to sustainability is exemplary, from a highly attractive and animated public realm with a variety of commercial uses, to energy conservation and environmental control measures such as district heat and sophisticated solar shading strategies.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Owner  PCL Developments Corp.
  • Architect  Perkins+Will
  • Structural Engineer  Glotman Simpson
  • Mechanical Engineer  MCW Consultants Ltd.
  • Electrical Engineer  Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Ltd.
  • Commissioning Agent  GeoPacific Consultants Ltd.
  • Geotechnical Engineer  GeoPacific Consultants Ltd.
  • Civil Engineer  Hub Engineering Ltd.
  • Landscape Architect  PWL Partnership Landscape Architects
  • General Contractor  Ledcor
  • Photos  Andrew Latreille, and Ed White

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Energy intensity  132.5kWh/m2/year
  • Energy intensity reduction relative to reference building under ASHRAE 90.1 2004  55%
  • Potable water consumption from municipal sources  55L/m2 /year
  • Potable water consumption reduction relative to reference building  37%
  • Regional materials (as defined by LEED) by value  30%
  • Reclaimed and recycled materials by value  30%
  • Construction materials diverted from landfill  89%

Suppliers: Greenscreen exterior vegetated screen, Sloan plumbing sensors.

Ryan Bragg of Perkins+Will [left] receives the Mixed Use Award for the Marine Gateway Development from National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute represented by Managing Director Brian Hall.

 

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