Canadian Environment Week was established to raise awareness about environmental issues by celebrating Canada’s accomplishments and encouraging Canadians to protect our environment. It includes several action and awareness days – you can participate and learn more virtually, create your own events or new traditions, plus there are many ways to show support for each movement. Continue reading
We have been working with WZMH Architects on CIBC Mellon’s corporate offices, aiming for LEED® Gold CI. The project is now complete and occupying 4.5 floors at One York Street.
Opportunities and Benefits of LEED
We helped our client take advantage of the opportunities and benefits of LEED by working towards LEED Canada for Commercial Interiors v1.0 Gold certification. Continue reading
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.
Congratulations to our very own Alan Murphy for being a 2016 CaGBC Innovation Leader Award Finalist.
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