Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sustainability Consulting on The South Shore

The South Shore is a two-building condominium project being developed by Fortress Real Developments on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. We will be consulting in their pursuit of LEED® green building certification.

Multi-unit residential buildings present unique challenges because you are constructing multiple individual units assembled in a single building. We need to consider how homeowners will interact with the features installed and how to balance the project’s overarching goals with the ability of occupants to control their own space and be comfortable in their home.

‘The site includes five acres of protected bird and nature lands, private docks off the Maskinonge River, and a private beach.’ Learn more.

Because the project is on the waterfront, a lot of effort is going into minimizing impact to the existing lake through both the design of the long term stormwater management systems and the erosion and sedimentation control measures being implemented during construction.

Watch for updates and photographs as this project unfolds.

 

LEED Consulting and Commissioning on 100 Queens Quay

LCBO 100QQ renderingGreen Reason is proud to have been awarded LEED® Consulting and Commissioning on 100 Queens Quay (the new LCBO tower).  The tower, to be developed by Menkes will be a Class “AAA” 24-storey, 600,000 square foot office tower with retail space at the lower levels. LCBO will be a main tenant with one third of the office space. They will also create a 25,000 square foot flagship store on the ground floor.

Green Reason will be working with tower designers B+H Architects, TMP and Mulvey + Banani International and the entire project team in striving for the highest standards in environmental sustainability, targeting LEED Platinum certification.

The new LCBO tower is part of a larger development of the LCBO lands between Lakeshore Blvd and Queens Quay. The full development will include residential, retail and park space, that will connect to the core via The Path system. The plan is to add 25,000 residents and 10,000 workers to the area.

Learn more from UrbanToronto.ca or read Menkes press release.