CAGBC awards green buildings, leaders and projects

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Deep Carbon Retrofit: 25 St. Clair Ave. E. Rehabilitation, Toronto
Deep Carbon Retrofit 25 St. Clair Ave. E. Rehabilitation, Toronto

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) announced the 2024 winners of the CAGBC Awards at the Building Lasting Change conference gala.

The annual awards celebrate the innovative projects, teams, and individuals making positive contributions to Canada’s green building sector.

“The CAGBC Awards are a showcase of the market’s commitment to, green building,” said Thomas Mueller, CAGBC’s president and CEO. “This year’s winners represent the best of Canada’s sustainability leaders and the most innovative green and low-carbon projects in the country. Together they prove that green buildings are better buildings with reduced carbon emissions, enhanced resiliency and long-term business value.”

Awards were presented in two categories: Green Building and Green Building Leadership. The annual Lifetime Achievement honour went to Josée Lupien, president and founder of Vertima.

Green Building Awards:

Zero Carbon Design

Neil Campbell Rowing Centre, St. Catherines

  • demonstrates how simple, elemental, and respectful design can support a broad spectrum of uses and enhance the identity of a venerable place, while also achieving Net-Zero Energy benchmark and certification under the Zero Carbon Building – Design Standard.

Deep carbon retrofit

25 St. Clair Ave. E. Rehabilitation, Toronto

  • major renovation of an existing a ten-storey federal office building reuses the existing concrete and steel structure, saving an estimated 7,700 tonnes of embodied carbon and diverting over 81 percent of construction waste from landfill.

New construction

centennialcollege a buldingCentennial College A-Building Expansion, Scarborough

  • embraces design principles that reduce environmental impact and enhance occupant well-being. The new five-storey low-carbon, highly energy efficient, mass timber student services building is part of a project that includes the partial renovation of an existing 1994 building, and the exterior work surrounding the two buildings
  • designed by DIALOG in association with Smoke Architecture, it draws from the Indigenous concept of “Two-eyed Seeing,” meaning it reflects both Indigenous and Western cultures.

Inspiring Home

SFU Affordable Housing, Burnaby, BC

  • high-performance, community-oriented housing project in the UniverCity neighborhood at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby, creating 90 below-market student rental apartments
  • includes two wood-frame buildings of four and six storeys atop a single storey parkade, the project’s residences are supported by a blend of amenities including a courtyard playground, multipurpose pavilion, shared laundry and study rooms, and a bicycle workshop to support active transportation.

Green Building Leadership Awards:

Humber College
Humber College

Green Building Visionary

  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Government Leadership

  • Region of Peel – Office of Climate Change and Energy Management

Emerging Green Leader

  • Panse, Certainteed

Ed Lim Technical Expertise Volunteer Award

  • Lyle Scott, Footprint

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