Author Archives: Faith Seekings

Basic Building and Environment

Technology Doesn’t Make Buildings Green

I’m often forwarded articles related to green buildings asking my opinion. With a recent one, I agreed with the opening remarks that achieving LEED® certification is just table-stakes these days – we’ve believed that for a long time. LEED provides excellent principles for designers, builders and property managers to follow, and we love helping clients use them to inspire measures above and beyond. But it doesn’t cover everything that could make a building truly green. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.

Why Green Reason Supports The Stop

Every holiday season, Green Reason makes a donation to this great neighbourhood organization.

We’ve had our home and business in the St. Clair West area for many years. A number of years ago we went to a cookie exchange baking event put on by a local group called The Stop Community Food Centre. During that afternoon we learned a lot about The Stop and it’s programs, and were very impressed Continue reading