The BDC’s New Sustainable Space at First Meadowvale Place.
We just wrapped up a sustainability consulting project with Renew Architect for the BDC at First Meadowvale Place. The building had already achieved LEED® Gold Core and Shell. This was a partial interior with hopes of achieving LEED Gold Commercial Interiors. An unusually fast-moving schedule has made it challenging to monitor LEED goals and stay on top of issues, but the team did great! We’ll find out soon enough if they’ve reached their LEED goals, but they have definitely created a beautiful workspace.
Green 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.
Each year the CaGBC recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated innovation and leadership in the transformation to high-performing, healthy green work/living spaces and communities. They are changing industry standards, developing and implementing sustainable design practices and guidelines. Alan Murphy was recognized for his work advancing green building in Canada. Continue reading
Alan Murphy, Principal of Green Reason Inc., is a director nominee for the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Leadership Board. Directors on the Leadership Board of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council contribute to the goal of the Chapter to be a catalyst for green building and community development across Southern Ontario. Continue reading
IIDEX Passive House Pavilion
December 2-3, 2015
Passive House. Low Carbon by Design. OntarioPH and CanPHI West are collaborating with IIDEX to introduce even more designers and architects to Passive House. The Passive House Pavilion located in the IIDEX exhibit hall will share general information on the Passive House Standard, connect attendees with suppliers across The Buildings Show and foster conversations about better buildings. Join Pinwheel Building Supplies, Legalett, Cosella-Dorken, Humber College and our OntarioPH volunteers on the show floor and show your support for Passive House at Canada’s largest buildings show.