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Class A building in the Byward Market also becomes Ottawa’s first Zero Carbon certified building

Ottawa, ON – June 13, 2018 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced today that 100 Murray Street in Ottawa, ON has been awarded Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) – Performance certification. The Bentall Kennedy managed, Class A commercial office building achieved LEED Gold for Existing Buildings certification in 2016 and, through continued energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures, was able to demonstrate a balance of zero carbon emissions for this certification.

ZCB-Performance certification requires buildings to demonstrate that they did not generate any carbon emissions over a twelve month period of operations, with performance verified annually. To earn this certification, Bentall Kennedy’s project team had to evaluate energy use holistically, including impacts on peak electricity demand, and determine the GHG emissions associated with structural and envelope materials.

Among the highlights that contributed to the building’s zero carbon certification is its near total use of electricity as the primary energy source, the establishment of an advanced building automation system, and the use of efficient lighting and control systems throughout the property. Electricity from Ontario’s low-carbon grid accounts for 95 per cent of the building’s energy use. The building is also very efficient, performing better than 92 per cent of comparable buildings. In addition, Bentall Kennedy is nearing completion on a costed plan to replace equipment and phase out the remaining use of natural gas in the building.

“This certification is representative of Bentall Kennedy’s commitment to delivering value for our clients while, through tenant partnership, achieving remarkable things from a sustainability standpoint,” said Anna Murray, Vice President, Sustainability at Bentall Kennedy.

CaGBC has also announced that it has signed on as a new tenant at 100 Murray, with plans to relocate its Ottawa headquarters to the building in summer 2018.

“I would like to congratulate Bentall Kennedy on achieving Canada’s first ZCB-Performance certification and showing their commitment to zero carbon buildings. This project clearly demonstrates that LEED certified buildings are great candidates for a zero carbon retrofit taking performance to the next level,” said Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the CaGBC. “As advocates for low impact, high performance buildings, we also felt it was important for the Canada Green Building Council to relocate to an office space that is truly innovative and reflects its values as a leadership organization.”

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Media Contact
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Manager, CaGBC Media Relations
Phone: (613) 288-8075
Cell: (613) 894-7772
Email: rrietveld@cagbc.org

About the Zero Carbon Building Standard
Developed to be broadly applicable, the Standard can be used by new and existing commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings. The Standard is unique in that it is the first in North America to use carbon instead of energy efficiency to measure a building’s impact. Recognizing the choice of energy sources and the carbon intensity of regional electrical grids is critical to accurately assessing environmental impacts and guiding investments. The Zero Carbon Building program reinforces the importance of energy efficiency while also driving careful choices about the types of energy used and encouraging more renewable energy generation both on the building site and offsite.

About CaGBC
CaGBC is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. As the voice of green building in Canada, we work closely with our national and chapter members in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research. CaGBC established the LEED® green building rating system in Canada and developed the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard in May 2017. For more information cagbc.org.

About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy, a Sun Life Investment Management company, is one of the largest global real estate investment advisors and one of North America’s foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 550 institutional clients with expertise in office, retail, industrial and multi-residential assets throughout Canada and the U.S. Bentall Kennedy’s Investment Management group has approximately $47 billion (CAD)/$36 billion (USD) of assets under management (as of March 31, 2018). Bentall Kennedy is one of the largest real estate services providers in Canada, managing more than 60 million square feet on behalf of third-party and investment management clients (as of March 31, 2018). Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN PRI and a recognized Responsible Property Investing leader ranked among the top firms around the globe in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for the seventh consecutive year since GRESB was launched.

Bentall Kennedy includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership and the real estate and commercial mortgage investment groups of certain of their affiliates, all of which comprise a team of real estate professionals spanning multiple legal entities. The assets under management shown above include real estate equity and mortgage investments of the companies within Bentall Kennedy. For more information, visit: www.bentallkennedy.com

Le Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada certifie le bâtiment de bureaux Bentall Kennedy comme étant le premier bâtiment au Canada à obtenir la certification Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Certification de performance


Ce bâtiment de Classe A dans le marché By devient également le premier bâtiment certifié à carbone zéro à Ottawa.

Ottawa, ON – Le 13 juin 2018 – Le Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada (CBDCa) a annoncé aujourd’hui que le 100 rue Murray à Ottawa, ON s’est vu remettre la certification de performance à titre de Bâtiment à carbone zéro (BCZ) – Certification de performance. Le Bentall Kennedy, immeuble de bureaux commerciaux de Classe A qui s’est vu remettre la certification LEED Or pour bâtiments existants en 2016, a poursuivi ses efforts en efficacité énergétique et réduction de carbone, pour maintenant afficher des émissions à carbone zéro, lui permettant d’obtenir cette certification.

La certification de performance BCZ exige qu’un bâtiment soit en mesure de démontrer qu’aucune émission de carbone n’a été prélevée sur une période de douze mois d’opération, cette certification faisant l’objet d’une vérification annuelle. Pour obtenir cette certification, l’équipe responsable du projet Bentall Kennedy a dû procéder à une évaluation holistique de l’utilisation d’énergie, comprenant les impacts lors de la demande électrique de pointe, et établir les émissions de GES associées aux matériaux de la structure et de l’enveloppe.

Parmi les faits saillants ayant contribué à la certification de Bâtiment à carbone zéro, notons son utilisation quasi totale d’électricité comme principale source d’énergie, la mise en place d’un système évolué de contrôle automatique du bâtiment, et l’utilisation de systèmes de contrôle et d’éclairage efficaces sur toute la propriété. L’électricité du réseau à faible teneur en carbone de l’Ontario compte pour 95 % de l’énergie électrique utilisée dans le bâtiment. L’édifice est également très efficace, présentant un rendement supérieur de 92 % par rapport aux autres bâtiments comparables. En plus, Bentall Kennedy est à achever un plan de travail chiffré visant à remplacer des équipements et à éliminer toute utilisation restante de gaz naturel dans l’édifice.

« Cette certification démontre l’engagement de Bentall Kennedy à créer de la valeur pour ses clients, tout en accomplissant des exploits remarquables par le biais de ses partenariats avec ses locataires, du point de vue de la durabilité », déclare Anna Murray, Vice-présidente, durabilité chez Bentall Kennedy.

Le CBDCa a également annoncé la signature de son bail au 100 Murray, planifiant le déménagement de son siège social d’Ottawa dans l’édifice durant l’été 2018.

« J’aimerais féliciter Bentall Kennedy d’être le premier bâtiment au Canada à obtenir la certification de performance BCZ, tout en démontrant son engagement aux bâtiments à carbone zéro. Ce projet illustre clairement que les bâtiments certifiés LEED sont des candidats parfaits pour une modernisation visant à propulser la performance au prochain niveau », poursuit Thomas Mueller, Président et directeur général du CBDCa. « En tant que défenseurs de bâtiments à faible impact et à haut rendement, nous étions d’avis qu’il était important pour le Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada de déménager ses installations dans un espace reflétant réellement l’innovation ainsi que nos valeurs en tant que leader dans ce secteur. »

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Personne-ressource pour les médias
Renée Rietveld
Gestionnaire, Relations avec les médias du CBDCa
Tél. : (613) 288-8075
Cell. : (613) 894-7772
Courriel : rrietveld@cagbc.org

À propos de la norme en matière de bâtiment à carbone zéro
Développée pour répondre à un vaste public, la norme peut être utilisée dans des bâtiments commerciaux, institutionnels et collectifs neufs ou existants. La norme est unique en ce sens qu’elle est la première en Amérique du Nord à utiliser le carbone plutôt que l’efficacité énergétique pour mesurer l’impact d’un édifice. Il est crucial de reconnaître le choix de sources d’énergie et l’intensité de carbone des réseaux électriques régionaux afin d’évaluer avec précision les impacts environnementaux, nous permettant de mieux orienter nos investissements. Le programme en matière de bâtiment à carbone zéro souligne l’importance de l’efficacité énergétique et propose des choix judicieux au niveau de l’utilisation d’énergie, encourageant la génération d’énergie renouvelable, tant sur le site que hors site.

Au sujet du CBDCa
Le CBDCa est le principal organisme national de l’industrie voué à la promotion des pratiques liées aux bâtiments durables et à l’aménagement de collectivités durables. Il travaille en étroite collaboration avec ses organisations membres à l’échelle nationale et régionale dans un objectif de verdir tous les bâtiments. Le CBDCa réduit les impacts environnementaux du cadre bâti par la certification de projets, la défense et la recherche. Le CBDCa a mis sur pied le système d’évaluation des bâtiments écologiques LEED® et développé, en mai 2017, la première norme en matière de bâtiment à carbone zéro au Canada. Pour de plus amples renseignements cagbc.org/cbdca.

À propos de Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy, société du groupe Gestion Placements Sun Life, est l’un des plus importants conseillers en placements immobiliers au monde et un des principaux fournisseurs de services immobiliers en Amérique du Nord Bentall Kennedy sert les intérêts de plus de 550 clients et investisseurs institutionnels et possède une expertise dans différents types d’actifs immeubles de bureaux, industriels, commerciaux et résidentiels partout au Canada et aux États-Unis. Le groupe de gestion des placements de Bentall Kennedy gère un actif d’environ 47 milliards de dollars (CA) / 36 milliards de dollars (US) (au 31 mars 2018). Bentall Kennedy est l’un des plus importants fournisseurs de services immobiliers du Canada et gère 60 millions de pieds carrés pour le compte de clients utilisant ses services de gestion de placements et de tiers (au 31 mars 2018). Bentall Kennedy a signé les Principes pour l’investissement responsable des Nations unies et elle est un chef de file reconnu de l’investissement immobilier responsable qui se classe parmi les meilleures sociétés du monde selon le Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) pour la septième année consécutive depuis la création de cet indice.

Bentall Kennedy comprend Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership et les groupes de placements hypothécaires commerciaux et immobiliers de certaines de ses sociétés affiliées, qui constituent ensemble une équipe de spécialistes des biens immobiliers couvrant plusieurs entités juridiques. L’actif géré indiqué ci-dessus comprend les placements immobiliers et hypothécaires des sociétés du groupe Bentall Kennedy. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez visiter : www.bentallkennedy.com

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global leader in Connected Buildings, today introduced Honeywell Vector Space Sense, a software solution that shows where, when and how building spaces are used at any given point in time. As a result, the building operations team can make better-informed real estate and space usage decisions that provide opportunities to optimize costs and promote better building experiences for occupants.

“From higher levels of employee productivity to healthier environments that help drive cost savings, Connected Buildings have real benefits for owners, operators and occupants,” said Vimal Kapur, president and chief executive officer, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Honeywell Vector Space Sense is the latest example of how Honeywell is using cutting-edge technology to enable smarter, data-driven buildings that work for their organizations.”

Recent studies indicate most offices around the world are underutilized by as much as half of their actual capacity due to factors such as shifting work schedules, mobile technology usage and changing business needs. However, many facility managers lack the comprehensive insights required to take action to address these usage issues. This can lead to overpaying for unused space, wasted energy usage, off-temperature spaces and other inefficiencies that negatively impact an organization’s bottom line.

Honeywell Vector Space Sense helps address this issue by gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources throughout a building to deliver actionable insights that help personnel better utilize, optimize and prioritize building spaces. The facility team can view these insights through detailed, information-rich dashboards and reports incorporating visualization methods like maps, usage profiles, overall trends and other metrics to show where, when, and how space is used, along with opportunities to optimize usage and help reduce costs. For example, organizations can gain the necessary insights to repurpose unused spaces for more productive uses, make better-informed decisions about future space investments or divestments, and better align building equipment schedules with actual usage patterns.

Honeywell Vector Space Sense is in use at London Health Sciences Centre, a London, Ontario-based hospital network with 15,000 employees that covers 1.9 million square feet and served more than 1 million patients in 2017. The hospital network chose to implement the technology to better understand the use of its clinical and office spaces, following complaints of overcrowding and office expansion requests. With Honeywell Vector Space Sense, the network discovered that overcrowding in certain areas only happened at specific times, while other spaces often went unused for long periods of time. This information helped inform better space reallocation and scheduling.

“Hospitals are complex systems, and not only are the operational costs high, so are the stakes. There’s no room for error when it comes to using your space most effectively,” said Derek Lall, director of facilities management, London Health Sciences Centre. “As a regional acute hospital, we must strike a balance between efficiency and comfort to ensure we’re delivering the best care possible and getting the most out of available resources. Honeywell Vector Space Sense is helping us do that by providing a level of insight all in one place that we’d otherwise have no way of obtaining.”

Backed by a cloud-based infrastructure, Honeywell Vector Space Sense follows a three-step process that starts with gathering space utilization data from multiple sources such as smart lights, bluetooth beacons, mobile apps, and other sensor-connected devices and equipment. The solution then applies analytics to the collected data, using customized algorithms and space utilization models to deliver actionable insights—the third and final step.

“Expenses associated with unused building spaces often go unnoticed, simply because it’s so difficult to get an accurate, moment-by-moment view into how building spaces are used, or if they’re being used at all,” said John Rajchert, president, Building Solutions, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Honeywell Vector Space Sense takes the mystery out of space usage through real-time, IoT-enabled insights that give organizations the real picture of where and how people are using spaces, so they can get the most out of their buildings.

Honeywell Vector Space Sense is part of Honeywell’s Connected Services portfolio, which includes other technologies such as the Honeywell Vector Occupant App that leverage the connectivity of buildings to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them. For more information, visithttps://buildingsolutions.honeywell.com/en-US/solutions/SpaceSense/Pages/default.aspx.

The technology was highlighted during the Honeywell LIVE: Building Spaces: Sensing + Insights = Action, an online broadcast event that can be replayed at https://hwll.co/SpaceSense.

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Toronto, ON (June 7, 2018) – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) awarded PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) and its partners with its 2018 Excellence in Green Building: New Construction Institutional Award for Humber River Hospital (HRH), in recognition of the team’s leadership in delivering a new construction project that exemplifies the merits of sustainable building.

“On behalf of our partners, we are grateful to the CaGBC for celebrating the outcomes of our vision for Humber River Hospital which was designed and built on three core principles: Lean, Green, and Digital,” notes HRH president & CEO Barb Collins. “This award is a testament to the tremendous collaborative efforts of our hospital, compliance team, Plenary Group, and design-build partners led by PCL who delivered our vision for North America’s first fully digital hospital.”

The hospital’s built environment is a case study for revolutionizing smart building and sustainable healthcare design. Incorporating digital integration and interoperability to reduce operating costs and carbon footprint, the 1.8M square foot LEED® Gold facilitywas design-built by PCL Toronto in just 43.5 months, boasting an unprecedented annual EUI target of 348 ekWh/m2, which is 47 per cent lower than the Energy Star Portfolio Manager Canada target for hospitals, with 100 per cent fresh air.

“As Canada’s leading general contractor, PCL is committed to the pursuit of value and innovation to build our clients’ vision,” says Bruce Sonnenberg, PCL Toronto vice president and district manager. “We congratulate all partners involved in bringing Humber River Hospital’s lean, green, and digital vision to life. The result of our combined efforts is a smart hospital that balances energy efficiency and intelligent building technology to support healthcare professionals in providing exemplary patient care, in an environment that promotes wellness.”

Among other high-performing building innovations, the project features:

  • ICAT infrastructure complete with an industry-leading middleware solution that integrates building automation and clinical care into a common network, and provides solutions at the users’ finger tips;
  • First-in-Canada use of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs);
  • One of the world’s largest View Dynamic Glass installations as a response to solar control;
  • Sustainable offsite construction techniques, with modular components manufactured in PCL’s own in-house manufacturing facility.

“I am very pleased to congratulate this year’s CaGBC Leadership and Green Building Excellence Award winners,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. “This year we decided to raise the bar by adding additional recognition awards for exceptional projects and the results are clear: Canada is home to many of the world’s leading green buildings and innovators.”

The award was presented at CaGBC’s national conference held at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto on June 6, 2018. The Building Lasting Change with WorldGBC Congress program examines what is happening in Canada and around the world to meet aggressive international carbon emissions targets through innovative solutions and transformative leadership in the building industry.

For more information on developing the most energy efficient, fully-digital acute care hospital in North America, consult this case study: Humber River Hospital – A Model for SustainableHealthcare Design​.

ABOUT PCL CONSTRUCTORS CANADA INC. (TORONTO)

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centres. Backed by PCL’s 112-year legacy, and with more than four decades of experience in Southwestern Ontario’s dynamic construction market, the Toronto office is PCL’s largest district with more than 600 of the construction industry’s most-talented professionals and an annual construction volume of more than $1.0B. For more information, visit PCL.com. Connect with us on: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.

ABOUT HUMBER RIVER HOSPITAL

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. North America’s first fully digital hospital, it is located at Keele Street and Highway 401 in northwest Toronto. With a capacity of 656 acute inpatient beds, including 48 critical care beds, the hospital has 3,400 staff, approximately 600 physicians with privileges, and over 500 volunteers. The hospital has formal affiliations with the University of Toronto and Queen’s University Medical Schools. A number of Humber River’s programs and services have been, and remain, recognized provincially, nationally and internationally. For more information, visit www.hrh.ca.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, OR HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Liisa Morley
Senior Communications Specialist
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto)
647-406-4851
lmorley@pcl.com

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TORONTO, ON – June 8, 2018 – Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight last night as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2018 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Award recipients as a part of Building Lasting Change, the 2018 CaGBC National Conference and Showcase.

The annual Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that show outstanding leadership in the industry, and those who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada.

This year, the CaGBC expanded its Excellence in Green Building Awards with new categories: the Inspiring Home Award, the Tenant Improvement Award and the Zero Carbon Building Award, in addition to categories for new construction and existing building projects.

“I am very pleased to congratulate this year’s CaGBC Leadership and Green Building Excellence Award winners,” says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. “This year we decided to raise the bar by adding additional recognition awards for exceptional projects and the results are clear: Canada is home to many of the world’s leading green buildings and innovators.

“I’d also like to give special recognition to this year’s Lifetime Achievement winner Brian Denney. Brian dedicated his entire career of 40+ years to the success of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) where he lead the organization in delivering diverse programs ranging from heritage conservation to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and green building and sustainable community development. He has and is contributed to green building in many ways including on the CaGBC Board of Directors and currently as a GBCI Canada Board member. Brian’s commitment to sustainability is proof that one person can influence and shape a large geographical region to the benefit of the entire community.”

The winners of the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Excellence awards are:

  • New Construction – Commercial: Kennedale EcoStation, City of Edmonton
  • New Construction – Institutional: Humber River Hospital
  • Existing Building – Commercial: Royal Bank Plaza, Oxford Properties Group
  • Inspiring Home Award: Karen’s Place, Ottawa Salus Corporation
  • Tenant Improvement Award: Engineering & Development Team Headquarters (Phase 1), Google Canada
  • Zero Carbon Building Award: evolv1, Cora Group

The winners of the 2018 CaGBC Leadership Awards are:

CaGBC Lifetime Achievement
Winner: Brian Denney, former CEO, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

CaGBC Inspired Educator

Winner: Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, Chair, Dept. of Architectural Science, Ryerson University

CaGBC Emerging Green Leader

Winner: Sascha Jansz, PhD researcher, University of Groningen

Government Leadership

Winner: Lisa King, Senior Environmental Policy Planner, City of Toronto

CaGBC Volunteer Leadership – Technical Expertise
Winner: Jamie McKay, Principal, Morrison Hershfield Limited

CaGBC Volunteer Leadership – Chapter

Winner: Morgan MacDonald, Director of Operations, Ledcor Renew

CaGBC Green Building Champion

Winner: Jonathan Westeinde, Founder and CEO, Windmill Development Group

CaGBC Green Building Pioneer

Winner (Posthumous): Chris Jepson, formerly of Williams Engineering Canada

Students Leading Sustainability: Andy Kesteloo Memorial Project Award
Winner: Tessa Benson, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for her project titled OUTSIDE THE BOX

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CaGBC Media Relations
Desk: 613-288-8075
Cell: 613-894-7772

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About Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
CaGBC is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. As the voice of green building in Canada, we work closely with our national and chapter members in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research, and has helped meet the demand for skilled workers by providing green building education to over 30,000 professionals across the country since 2002. CaGBC established the LEED® green building rating system in Canada and developed the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard. It also oversees the Canada Coalition for Green Schools, and is a member of the World Green Building Council supporting international efforts to reduce environmental impacts from the built environment.For more information: cagbc.org.

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Industry leads the way in climate mitigation ahead of regulation, while all orders of government increase commitment to sustainable building

For Immediate Release—Concurrent with National Environment Week, Built Green Canada announces its fifth annual challenge to municipalities across the country to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable building practices, to challenge municipalities to encourage green building and to shine a light on those builders leading the way.

The challenge is marked by a growing number of municipalities who have proclaimed June 6 as BUILT GREEN® Day. This includes Campbell River, Chestermere, Comox, Courtenay, Duncan, Edmonton, Estevan, Fort Saskatchewan, Kelowna, Ladysmith, Langford, Moose Jaw, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, Okotoks, Penticton, Port Coquitlam, Prince Albert, Regina, Saanich, Saskatoon, Sooke, St. Albert, Strathcona County, Victoria, Whistler. Meanwhile, others offer their support to BUILT GREEN® Day and sustainable building—Brandon, Grande Prairie, Lacombe, Leduc, Kimberley, Vancouver—and Collingwood has proclaimed Built Green Canada Day. Lethbridge marks the day by lighting up City Hall with green LEDs.

This marks the growing concern faced by public and private industry on climate change and the heightened expectations of the municipality’s role in addressing this social problem. In response to meeting environmental targets, all orders of government are developing climate mitigation strategies, and for those working in the residential building industry, increased energy performance and other standards continue to change.

The increased stringency of codes and standards is increasing costs for the industry: the unintended consequence is the further deterioration of housing affordability. With the intersection of these two social problems, there is possibility for further collaborative actions between government and industry—collaboration that considers the environment, costs and the pace of change—given realizing sustainability targets requires the support of private industry. “This underscores one of our key advantages,” says Jenifer Christenson, Built Green Canada chief executive officer. “We’re industry-driven, offering third-party certification programs for those interested in a holistic approach to sustainable building—and, we’re affordable. We want to see municipalities encourage programs that are economical: for the builder and for the homebuyer.”

When municipalities recognize programs already embraced by builders and developers, they are better able to work with the residential building industry to collectively progress sustainability. There are many who have voluntarily been building sustainably for well over a decade, in some cases going back 15 years. “We want to put the spotlight on those builders who were the earliest adopters of sustainable building, ahead of regulation and market demand. They’ve opted to contribute to climate mitigation, implementing advanced building technologies and verifying their work through our program—through this process, becoming better builders who are able to offer their customers the advantages that go with a third-party certified home.”

Meanwhile, builder participation in a program like Built Green’s can help the municipality reach its environmental targets. Built Green Canada works with its builders to support the successful certification of their builds, assist them in meeting compliance requirements, while its programs offer industry a means to voluntarily stay ahead of code.

While some municipalities are exclusively focused on energy performance, Built Green’s programs are complementary and take a more holistic approach to sustainable building that may reduce the load on civic infrastructure including water, power and waste. Built Green recognizes municipalities may not be able to favour one program over another and therefore encourages municipalities to include its programs, alongside others, as an option to endorse.

BUILT GREEN® Day coincides with Clean Air Day, focused on raising awareness and encouraging action on clean air and climate change issues to contribute to healthier communities and a better quality of life. Likewise, Built Green Canada takes a holistic approach to residential building that integrates Natural Resources Canada’s EnerGuide label with its Single Family for New Homes and Renovations programs, and goes beyond to include natural resource preservation, pollution reduction, enhanced air quality and ventilation, and improved home durability. To support these programs and green building, the organization is encouraging others to follow this challenge on Twitter: #BuiltGreenDay

Built Green Canada is an industry-driven, national, non-profit organization offering programs for residential building—the organization offers its programs across the country; however, in Ontario, the programs are referred to as “Green Seal”. Since its inception, builders have worked with Built Green to complete over 30,290 certified homes represented in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario—including the units in multi-storey projects, the total is over 33,820. At the end of 2017, the cumulative impact of these single family certified homes translated into more than half a million (505,917.52) tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions saved.

For more information:

Jenifer Christenson

Built Green Canada

Toll Free: 855.485.0920

Email: jchristenson@builtgreencanada.ca

Thanks to All Weather Windows

 

Built Green Canada would like to thank All Weather Windows for their continued support as a sponsor and their ongoing commitment to sustainability, providing window and door solutions that are sustainable and help to protect the environment, while also maintaining key qualities such as durability, strength and beauty. Their green initiatives go well beyond just building energy efficient products—they also maintain a conservation strategy, which includes recycling most of their scrap and manufacturing by-products and using LEAN manufacturing processes to increase operational efficiency and reduce their overall energy consumption.

All Weather Windows is Canada’s largest privately-owned window and door manufacturer. Launched in Edmonton, Alberta 40 years ago, the company has expanded to eight cities, two architectural offices, a sealed unit and tempered glass division, and over 600 dealers across the country. Their leading-edge manufacturing plants produce a full range of award-winning, energy efficient, sustainable and weather-resistant window and door products for dealers, builders, contractors and homeowners. Accolades for the company include ENERGY STAR Canada’s Sustained Excellence Award as well as Platinum club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for the past 4 years. www.allweatherwindows.com

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178 GW of renewable power added globally in 2017

Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the heating, cooling and transport sectors – which together account for about four-fifths of global final energy demand – continue to lag far behind the power sector.

The GSR, published today, is the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy worldwide.

New solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached record levels: Solar PV additions were up 29% relative to 2016, to 98 GW. More solar PV generating capacity was added to the electricity system than net capacity additions of coal, natural gas and nuclear power combined. Wind power also drove the uptake of renewables with 52 GW added globally.

Investment in new renewable power capacity was more than twice that of net, new fossil fuel and nuclear power capacity combined, despite large, ongoing subsidies for fossil fuel generation. More than two-thirds of investments in power generation were in renewables in 2017, thanks to their increasing cost-competitiveness – and the share of renewables in the power sector is expected to only continue to rise.

Investment in renewables was regionally concentrated: China, Europe and the United States accounted for nearly 75% of global investment in renewables in 2017. However, when measured per unit of gross domestic product (GDP), the Marshall Islands, Rwanda, the Solomon Islands, Guinea-Bissau, and many other developing countries are investing as much as or more in renewables than developed and emerging economies.

Both energy demand and energy-related CO2 emissions rose substantially for the first time in four years. Energy-related CO2 emissions rose by 1.4%. Global energy demand increased an estimated 2.1% in 2017 due to economic growth in emerging economies as well as population growth. Renewable energy uptake is not keeping pace with this increasing energy demand and the continuous investment in fossil and nuclear capacity.

In the power sector, the transition to renewables is under way but is progressing more slowly than is possible or desirable. A commitment made under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to limit global temperature rise to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels makes the nature of the challenge much clearer.

If the world is to achieve the target set in the Paris agreement, then heating, cooling and transport will need to follow the same path as the power sector – and fast. These sectors have seen:

Little change in renewables uptake in heating and cooling: Modern renewable energy supplied approximately 10% of total global heat production in 2015. National targets for renewable energy in heating and cooling exist in only 48 countries around the world, whereas 146 countries have targets for renewable energy in the power sector.

Small changes are under way. In India, for example, installations of solar thermal collectors rose approximately 25% in 2017 as compared to 2016. China aims to have 2% of the cooling loads of its buildings come from solar thermal energy by 2020.

In transport, increasing electrification is offering possibilities for renewable energy uptake despite the dominance of fossil fuels: More than 30 million two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles are being added to the world’s roads every year, and 1.2 million passenger electric cars were sold in 2017, up about 58% from 2016. Electricity provides 1.3% of transport energy needs, of which about one-quarter is renewable, and biofuels provide 2.9%. Overall, however, 92% of transport energy demand continues to be met by oil, and only 42 countries have national targets for the use of renewable energy in transport.

For these sectors to change, the right policy frameworks need to be put in place, driving innovation and the development of new renewable energy technologies in the sectors that are lagging.

“Equating ‘electricity’ with ‘energy’ is leading to complacency,” said Rana Adib, Executive Secretary of REN21. “We may be racing down the pathway towards a 100% renewable electricity future, but when it comes to heating, cooling and transport, we are coasting along as if we had all the time in the world. Sadly, we don’t.”

Arthouros Zervos, REN21 Chair, added: “To make the energy transition happen there needs to be political leadership by governments – for example by ending subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear, investing in the necessary infrastructure, and establishing hard targets and policy for heating, cooling and transport. Without this leadership, it will be difficult for the world to meet climate or sustainable development commitments.”

About the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report

REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report presents developments and trends through the end of 2017, as well as observed trends from early 2018 where available.

First published in 2005, the annual Renewables Global Status Report is the most comprehensive and timely overview of the status, recent developments and trends in renewable energy markets, industries, investments, and policy developments worldwide. By design, it does not provide analysis or forecast. Data are provided by a network of 900 contributors, researchers, and authors from all over the world. www.ren21.net/gsr-2018

 Advance interviews are available with Rana Adib, Secretary General of REN21.

Available for media preview at: https://ren21.rotcloud.com/index.php/s/TjK2sVb1nsjXdQv

Highlights of Report in Perspective.  The full report is available on request.

·       Infographics

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·       Media Release in: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese

 To book an interview or further information please contact: Jose Bonito +44 (0) 7528 016 224jose.bonito@worldmediawire.com

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Media are invited to attend Building Lasting Change 2018, the CaGBC National Conference and Expo where you can have access to Canadian green building and sustainability experts (from the fields of architecture, construction, development, policy, engineering and real estate.   

CaGBC NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Building Lasting Change 2018 with WorldGBC Congress

What:                 Opportunity to speak to the leading experts in green building and sustainability in           
                              Canada

Date:                   Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7

Time:                   8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Wednesday and Tuesday

Location:            Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario

Please register for a media pass with Renée Rietveld, Canada Green Building Council Media Relations at
media@cagbc.org prior the event.
 
Note: media passes wll not be provided on site this year at all. No exceptions.
 
Renée Rietveld
Manager, Communications and Content Strategy, CaGBC
B. Journalism, LEED Green Associate
Work: 613-288-8075
Cell: 613-894-7772
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ICE District’s Stantec Tower soars over downtown reaching 54 stories
 
ICE District Properties Joint Venture is pleased to announce the impressive beacon of Edmonton’s downtown, Stantec Tower, has now reached 54 stories (646 feet), making it Edmonton’s tallest tower. This milestone marks a new monument for Edmonton, changing the city’s skyline with its innovative architecture and engineering.
 
Renowned for its iconic developments in Edmonton’s downtown core, ICE District continues to revamp the appearance of the city and enhance Edmonton’s landscape.
“The past few years have seen incredible transformations in Edmonton’s downtown core,” says Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “Today, we are proud to say that Edmonton has reached new heights with its tallest building, Stantec Tower, standing in the heart of the city’s bustling ICE District.”
 
Currently at 54 stories tall, Stantec Tower continues to grow three meters (9.8 feet) each week – to rise to a total of 251 meters or 823 feet. Once completed, it will stand at 66 stories high with 29 floors of office space. Atop of the commercial level sits SKY Residences condominiums, featuring 483 premium residential suites with luxury lifestyle facilities. Residents will have access to 20,000 sq. ft. of amenity space including an oversized hot tub, fitness facilities, a billiards lounge, yoga/Pilates studio and more.
 
“Stantec employees have a lot of pride in our new company headquarters, a project our architects and engineers have worked hard on for the past four years,” says Stantec president and chief executive officer, Gord Johnston. “We have watched the Stantec tower grow from our ground breaking in 2015 to the topping off of the commercial portion of the building in November 2017. Today, our head office makes history, becoming the tallest tower in Edmonton.”
 
The entire Stantec Tower is expected to be topped off by the end of 2018, with the first residents being Stantec Edmonton personnel, who will be moving into their new headquarters in the Fall.
“The Stantec tower has been a project of many firsts, including feats of architecture and engineering in Edmonton and Western Canada, and now as the tallest tower in Edmonton,” says Stantec senior vice president, Canada Prairies and Territories Keith Shillington. “Stantec is proud to play a large role in transforming Edmonton, revitalizing downtown Edmonton and contributing to the ever-growing ICE District. This project demonstrates our team’s passion for working hard to make a difference in the communities we serve, and call home.”
Since groundbreaking, Stantec has provided full architecture and engineering services and the Tower has been designed to be sustainable and energy efficient, targeting LEED® Gold certification.
 
For more information and updates on ICE District, visit www.icedistrict.com.
 

About ICE District
ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already projecting an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before. ICE District is already delivering a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey and world-class gaming and will soon feature blockbuster movies, boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. A humming public plaza with year-round programming will host events from festivals to public skating. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space. Rogers Place was developed by the Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Edmonton. ICE District Properties, a mixed-use development surrounding Rogers Place and Ford Hall, is being developed through a joint venture between Katz Group and ONE Properties (formerly WAM Development Group).

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

 
Susan Bender
Public Relations, Buildings
Direct: 215 665-7103
Mobile: 267 773-9593
susan.bender@stantec.com
 
Stantec
1500 Spring Garden Suite 1100
Philadelphia PA 19130-4067 US
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The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is also Canada’s first institutional building to receive the certification

May 23, 2018 – Hamilton, ON – Mohawk College has been awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. The Joyce Centre is the second building to receive the certification. The first was a multi-tenant office building in Waterloo, Ontario.

In 2017, the Joyce Centre became one of 16 projects from across Canada to be chosen as a pilot project for CaGBC’s new Zero Carbon Building Standard. New construction projects earn Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by modeling a zero carbon balance, highly efficient envelope and ventilation systems to meet a defined threshold for thermal energy demand intensity, and onsite renewable energy systems capable of providing a minimum of five per cent of building energy consumption.

Project teams are required to evaluate energy use holistically, including impacts on peak electricity, and determine the GHG emissions associated with structural and envelope materials. Both new and existing buildings can obtain the standard.

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“We’re honoured to receive the Zero Carbon Building – Design certification. The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will not only be a showcase for green construction but also a living lab that will teach future generations how to build better, more sustainable buildings.”

Mohawk College President, Ron McKerlie

“Congratulations to Mohawk College on earning Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building – Design certification for their impressive Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation. With this project, Mohawk has proven that they are on the leading edge of innovation going well beyond the status quo. This project shows that these buildings are technically feasible and financially viable, and sets a strong example for students about the low-carbon economy.”

Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council.

“Having founded our firm on the principals of sustainable design in Hamilton, we are thrilled that The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College is awarded the Zero Carbon Building –Design Certification in our city. Achieving this standard has been a huge team effort. In addition to generating all of the building energy needs through renewable solar photovoltaic panels, we worked diligently to enhance sustainable features using natural materials, maximizing natural light and views, applying finishes strategically, integrating water conservation measures and green roofs. We believe this facility will serve as inspiration for what can be achieved through a unified team process to integrate innovative design solutions and proven building system technologies to achieve net zero energy and zero carbon facilities.”

Joanne McCallum, CEO, mcCallumSather

“The Joyce Centre represents a new archetype for learning environments in Canada that recognize and encourage innovation. It’s not just a lab building. In many ways, it’s also a teaching tool for students, training them to deliver a more sustainable future. Its environment explores the symbiotic relationship between all stakeholders and underscores the importance of a cultural shift in how we interact with our built environment—from unrestricted consumption to personal accountability.”

Lisa Bate, Managing Principal, North America, B+H Architects

Fast Facts

  • The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will be home to new and existing programs offered through Mohawk’s School of Engineering Technology.
  • The Centre will house high-tech labs and classrooms specializing in fields such as clean and renewable energy, sustainable design, technology automation, cyber security and materials manufacturing among others.
  • Contributing to the zero carbon certification was Mohawk’s curtain wall technology which offers much better insulation value than typical curtain walls.
  • The Centre also uses no natural gas onsite – the all-electric set up allows for the easiest route to low carbon for most buildings.
  • There will be nearly 500 solar panels mounted to canopies on the roof of the Joyce Centre. Campus-wide the college is installing nearly 2,000 solar panels as part of a clean energy retrofit.
  • Mohawk’s solar panel system will produce 550,000 kilowatts of clean energy per year which is enough to power 45 Canadian homes for one year.
  • The Joyce Centre also features 38 geothermal wells that draw energy from more than 600 feet below the building.
  • Mohawk has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the past five consecutive years in recognition of its leadership in environmental sustainability.

Media Contacts

For more information about Mohawk College and the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation contact:

Jay Robb
Director of Communications, Mohawk College
905-575-1212, ext. 3965 

For more information about CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard contact:

Renée Rietveld
Manager, CaGBC Media Relations
Phone: 613-288-8075
Cell: 613-894-7772
Email: rrietveld@cagbc.org

 About the Zero Carbon Building Standard

Developed to be broadly applicable, the Standard can be used by new and existing commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings. The Standard is unique in that it is the first in North America to use carbon instead of energy efficiency to measure a building’s impact. Recognizing the choice of energy sources and the carbon intensity of regional electrical grids is critical to accurately assessing environmental impacts and guiding investments. The Zero Carbon Building program reinforces the importance of energy efficiency while also driving careful choices about the types of energy used and encouraging more renewable energy generation both on the building site and offsite.

About CaGBC

CaGBC is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. As the voice of green building in Canada, we work closely with our national and chapter members in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research. CaGBC established the LEED® green building rating system in Canada and developed the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard in May 2017. For more information visit cagbc.org.

About Mohawk College

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 31,700 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk is among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research and is ranked number one for student and graduate satisfaction among colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Le Collège Mohawk contribue à établir une nouvelle norme pour l’innovation en bâtiment durable et obtient la deuxième certification de Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Design au Canada

Le Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation est également le premier bâtiment institutionnel à recevoir cette certification au Canada 

Le 23 mai 2018 – Hamilton, Ontario – Le Collège Mohawk a obtenu la certification Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Design du Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada (CBDCa) pour le Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation. Le Centre Joyce est le deuxième bâtiment à recevoir cette certification, la première ayant été décernée à un édifice de bureaux à locataires multiples de Waterloo, en Ontario.

En 2017, le Centre Joyce a fait partie des 16 projets choisis à la grandeur du Canada pour participer à un projet pilote sur la nouvelle Norme du bâtiment à carbone zéro. Les projets de nouvelle construction obtiennent une certification Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Design lorsqu’ils satisfont à certains critères tels que la modélisation d’un bilan carbone zéro; une enveloppe du bâtiment et des systèmes de ventilation très efficaces qui permettent d’atteindre une cible définie d’intensité de la demande en énergie thermique; et l’installation de systèmes d’énergie renouvelable sur place en mesure de fournir au moins 5 % de la consommation d’énergie du bâtiment.

Les équipes des projets doivent évaluer la consommation d’énergie de manière holistique et tenir compte des impacts sur l’électricité de pointe, et déterminer les émissions de GES associées aux matériaux de la structure et de l’enveloppe du bâtiment. Les bâtiments nouveaux et existants peuvent obtenir une certification en vertu de la norme.

CITATIONS

« Nous sommes honorés de recevoir la certification Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Design. Le Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation sera une vitrine de la construction écologique, en même temps qu’un laboratoire vivant qui enseignera aux futures générations comment construire de meilleurs bâtiments et des bâtiments plus durables. »

Ron McKerlie, président du Collège Mohawk

« Félicitations au Collège Mohawk qui obtient la deuxième certification Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Design à être décernée au Canada pour son impressionnant Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation. Avec ce projet, le Collège a prouvé qu’il était à la fine pointe de l’innovation et qu’il allait bien au-delà du statu quo. Ce projet montre que de tels bâtiments sont techniquement réalisables et financièrement viables en plus de fournir aux étudiants un exemple remarquable de l’économie sobre en carbone. »

Thomas Mueller, président et chef de la direction du Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada.

« Ayant fondé notre firme sur les principes de la conception durable, à Hamilton, nous sommes ravis que le Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation du Collège Mohawk reçoive la certification Bâtiment à carbone zéro – Design dans notre ville. Il a fallu déployer un énorme effort d’équipe pour obtenir un tel résultat. En plus d’avoir conçu un système de panneaux solaires photovoltaïques qui produit toute l’énergie renouvelable nécessaire pour répondre aux besoins du Centre, nous nous sommes constamment efforcés d’améliorer les caractéristiques durables du bâtiment en utilisant des matériaux naturels, en optimisant la lumière naturelle et les vues sur l’extérieur, en appliquant les revêtements de manière stratégique et en intégrant des mesures d’économie de l’eau et des toitures vertes. Nous croyons que ce bâtiment servira de source d’inspiration en montrant comment une équipe soudée peut intégrer des solutions de design novatrices et des technologies éprouvées en matière de systèmes de bâtiment et créer ainsi des bâtiments à consommation énergétique nette zéro et à carbone zéro. »

Joanne McCallum, présidente-directrice générale, mcCallumSather

« Le Centre Joyce représente un nouvel archétype des milieux d’apprentissage au Canada qui reconnaissent et encouragent l’innovation. Ce n’est pas seulement un laboratoire. À bien des égards, c’est aussi un outil d’enseignement pour les étudiants, un outil qui leur offre la formation nécessaire pour les amener à assurer un avenir plus durable. Son environnement explore la relation symbiotique qu’entretiennent tous les intervenants et souligne l’importance d’amorcer un virage culturel dans notre mode d’interaction avec notre cadre bâti – pour passer de la consommation effrénée à la responsabilisation personnelle. »

Lisa Bate, associée gestionnaire, Amérique du Nord, B+H Architects

Faits saillants

  • Le Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation accueillera de nouveaux programmes en plus des programmes déjà offerts par l’école de technologie du génie de Mohawk.
  • Le Centre abritera des laboratoires de haute technologie et des classes spécialisées dans des domaines tels que l’énergie propre et renouvelable, la conception durable, l’automatisation de la technologie, la cybersécurité et la fabrication de matériaux.
  • La technologie du mur rideau utilisée pour le Centre Joyce offre une meilleure isolation par rapport aux murs rideaux usuels et elle a contribué à l’obtention de la certification de bâtiment à carbone zéro.
  • Près de 500 panneaux solaires seront montés sur la toiture du Centre Joyce. Sur tout le campus du Collège, on compte près de 2 000 panneaux solaires installés dans le cadre d’une modernisation en faveur d’une énergie propre.
  • Le système de panneaux solaires du Collège Mohawk produira 55 000 kilowatts d’énergie propre par année, ce qui correspond à la consommation de 45 maisons canadiennes pendant un an.
  • Le Centre Joyce comprend également 38 puits géothermiques qui puisent l’énergie à plus de 600 pieds sous le bâtiment.
  • Le Collège Mohawk figure au palmarès des employeurs les plus verts au Canada depuis cinq ans, en reconnaissance de son leadership en durabilité environnementale.

Personnes-ressources pour les médias

Pour un supplément d’information sur le Collège Mohawk et le Centre Joyce pour le partenariat et l’innovation, veuillez communiquer avec :

Jay Robb
Directeur des communications, Collège Mohawk
905 575-1212, poste 3965

Pour un supplément d’information sur la Norme du bâtiment à carbone zéro du CBDCa, veuillez communiquer avec :

Renée Rietveld
Gestionnaire, Relations avec les médias du CBDCa
Tél. : 613 288-8075
Cell. : 613 894-7772
Courriel : rrietveld@cagbc.org 

Au sujet de la norme du bâtiment à carbone zéro

Élaborée pour être largement applicable, la Norme peut être utilisée pour des bâtiments commerciaux, institutionnels et résidentiels à logements multiples, nouveaux et existants. Elle est unique du fait qu’elle est la première norme en Amérique du Nord à utiliser le carbone plutôt que l’efficacité énergétique pour déterminer l’impact d’un bâtiment. Il est essentiel de tenir compte du choix des sources d’énergie et de l’intensité carbone des réseaux électriques régionaux pour évaluer avec exactitude les impacts environnementaux et orienter les investissements. Le programme du Bâtiment à carbone zéro renforce l’importance de l’efficacité énergétique tout en favorisant des choix judicieux par rapport aux types d’énergie utilisés et en encourageant une plus grande production d’énergie renouvelable à l’emplacement du bâtiment et hors site.

Au sujet du CBDCa

Le CBDCa est le principal organisme national voué à la promotion des pratiques liées aux bâtiments durables et à l’aménagement de collectivités durables. En tant que porte-parole du bâtiment durable au Canada, il travaille étroitement avec ses membres nationaux et les membres de ses sections régionales dans une volonté de verdir tous les bâtiments. Le CBDCa réduit les impacts environnementaux du cadre bâti par ses activités de certification de projets, de sensibilisation et de recherche. Le CBDCa a mis en place le système d’évaluation des bâtiments durables LEED® au Canada et il a élaboré la première Norme du bâtiment à carbone zéro au pays, lancée en mai 2017. Pour un supplément d’information : cagbc.org.

Au sujet du Collège Mohawk

Le Collège Mohawk éduque et dessert plus de 31 700 étudiants à temps plein, à temps partiel et en stage, disséminés sur trois campus à Hamilton, en Ontario. Il est l’un des principaux collèges du Canada en recherche appliquée et se classe au premier rang sur le plan de la satisfaction des étudiants et des diplômés parmi les collèges du Grand Toronto et de la région d’Hamilton

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Business leaders in the green building industry will guide GBCI Canada in leveraging new opportunities to accelerate market transformation

May 15, 2018 – (OTTAWA, ON) – Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada) has announced its inaugural Board of Directors. GBCI Canada is a joint venture between GBCI and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and was created to accelerate and scale up green building market transformation and impact in Canada. The delivery of certification and credentialing services for a range of existing and new products through state-of-the-art delivery platforms is at the core of GBCI Canada’s mandate. GBCI Canada’s green building product offering includes theLEED green building rating systems, WELL, Parksmart, TRUE and the Investor Confidence Project(ICP).

The five board members from Canada and the U.S. bring their business acumen to this venture along with green building leadership and expertise.

GBCI Canada’s Board Members are:

  • Brian Denney, former CEO of Toronto and Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA) and former CaGBC National Board member

Mr. Denney was the CEO of TRCA for over a decade. In this role, he transformed Toronto with the development of waterfront parks, extensive shoreline protection works, flood protection and erosion control projects, land acquisition and conservation park development.

  • Lachlan MacQuarrie, Vice President, Real Estate Management, Oxford Properties Group

Mr. MacQuarrie has over 18 years of real estate experience, primarily focused in investments, development and asset management. He leads the National Programs team at Oxford Properties, focusing on the delivery of best in class efficiency, expertise and governance across all asset classes within Oxford.

  • Taryn Holowka, Senior VP of Marketing, Communications and Advocacy, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Ms. Holowka heads up all global marketing, communications and public affairs efforts for USGBC and its LEED green building program. She is also responsible for the marketing and communications of a variety of other programs at GBCI including EDGE, Parksmart, PEER, SITES and TRUE.

  • Peter Papagiannis, COO, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) and former CaGBC National Board member

Mr. Papagiannis is responsible for the delivery of Facility Management Services across BGIS globally, including supporting service teams covering Quality, Health and Safety, Risk Management, Environmental Management and Strategic Sourcing.

  • Jonathan Westeinde, Founder and CEO of Windmill Development Group

Windmill is a visionary real estate development company dedicated to transforming conventional development practices using the triple bottom line approach of people + planet + profits. In his role, Mr. Westeinde is specifically interested in creating alternative financing vehicles to embed sustainability into projects.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to gather such a well-known and talented group of industry leaders who share our core values and represent strong business interests on the Board of GBCI Canada,” says Thomas Mueller, CEO of GBCI Canada, and President and CEO of the CaGBC. “They understand that business is critical in advancing sustainability in the building sector and moving toward a low carbon economy.”

For more information on GBCI Canada’s programs and services, visitwww.gbcicanada.ca.

CaGBC/GBCI Canada Media Relations:
Renée Rietveld
Phone: 613-288-8075
Cell: 613-894-7772
Email: rrietveld@cagbc.org

About GBCI Canada
Jointly owned by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), GBCI Canada (www.gbcicanada.ca) accelerates green building market transformation and impact in Canada. GBCI Canada provides customer service and certification services in Canada with its suite of offerings, which include the LEED green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) for land use, Parksmart for parking structures, TRUE Zero Waste, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits, and the GRESB benchmark

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