PCL Construction Lobby LEED v4

Facing the Challenges of LEED v4 with PCL Construction

PCL Construction’s new district offices in Oakville has garnered a lot of attention for its commitment to sustainability, with a focus on wellness as seen in AWARD: PCL Toronto – New District Offices. One of the means to achieve their desired outcome was to target LEED® v4 for commercial interiors. That alone is proof of PCL’s commitment since this fairly new set of standards pushes all known boundaries and is very difficult to achieve. Continue reading

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