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Green building projects, people honoured at gala

Steve McLean | Green | Property Biz Canada | 2015-10-27

Projects and people demonstrating leadership in the green building industry in southern Ontario were recognized at the Canada Green Building Council Greater Toronto Chapter Gala on Oct. 22.

Green BuildingsIt was the sixth annual event to support the chapter’s continuing education and training programs as well as its networking events promoting sustainable building practices. The evening featured a keynote address by Toronto-Centre MPP and Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray.

The chapter’s Innovation in LEED Awards were given out for the third time at the gala, which was held at Toronto’s Arcadian Court. Following are the winners and finalists:

Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

Winner

Robinson Place
300 Water St., Peterborough
Nominated company: Infrastructure Ontario
LEED EB:O&M Platinum
(Building at the top of the image.)

Finalists

Enercare Centre
100 Princess Blvd., Toronto
Nominated company: Exhibition Place
LEED EB:O&M Gold

Royal Bank Plaza
200 Bay St., Toronto
Nominated company: Oxford Properties Group
LEED EB:O&M Platinum

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New Construction/Core and Shell

Winner

CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory
183 Longwood Rd. S., Hamilton
Nominated company: McMaster Innovation Park
LEED NC Platinum
(Building at the bottom of the image.)

Finalists

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay St., Toronto
Nominated company: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children
LEED NC Gold

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Ave., Toronto
Nominated companies: City of Toronto and University of Toronto Scarborough
LEED NC Gold

Commercial Interiors 

Winner

TD 21
66 Wellington St. W., Toronto
Nominated companies: TD Corporate Real Estate and The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
LEED CI Platinum

Finalists

Coca-Cola Refreshments HQ Canada
335 King St. E., Toronto
Nominated company: Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada
LEED CI Silver

Steelcase Worklife Toronto
200 King St. W., Toronto
Nominated company: superkül
LEED CI Gold

Residential

Winners

20A Senlac Road
20A Senlac Rd., Toronto
Nominated company: Nexterra Green Homes Ltd.
LEED for Homes Gold

Motion 
570 Bay St., Toronto
Nominated company: Concert Properties Ltd.
LEED NC Gold

Finalist

Minto Southshore
120 Twenty Fourth St., Etobicoke
Nominated company: The Minto Group
LEED for Homes Gold

Innovation in Sustainability

Winner

Destination ForeverGreen
55 University Ave., Toronto
Nominated company: Bentall Kennedy

Finalists

Measuring the Sustainability Performance of New Development 
2 Wellington St. W., Brampton
Nominated companies: City of Brampton, City of Vaughan and Town of Richmond Hill

Savings by Design
101 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke
Nominated company: Enbridge Gas Distribution

Leader Award

Winner

Ian Jarvis, Enerlife Consulting president

Finalists

David Hoffman, Toronto-Dominion Centre general manager
Lachlan MacQuarrie, Oxford Properties Group vice-president of real estate management

Volunteer Award

Winner

Nazia Tirmazi, CaGBC-GTC emerging green builder committee chair; City of Brampton project coordinator

Finalist

Shane McCarthy, GPRO advisory council; GPRO outreach consultant and master trainer; CaGBC-GTC training specialist; Urban Green Council

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