At Green Reason, we strongly encourage all of our clients to incorporate occupant well-being and engagement as part of an overall sustainability plan in order to make their buildings truly sustainable. After all, buildings are for people so why shouldn’t we build the best buildings we can for the occupants – not just for the planet.
We are pleased to announce we are part of the team with ZAS Architects and Bucholz McEvoy Architects that will design the new TRCA Administration Building. The building will provide over 9,000m² of adaptive office space and demonstrate TRCA’s commitment to green infrastructure. 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.
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