2002 | 2009
AN ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT OF
+ Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine
A PUBLIC RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT
Welcome to the LEED Canada Buildings in Review Supplement,
the first in an annual series produced with SABMag. The
Supplement serves as a public record of all buildings and interiors
in Canada that have obtained LEED certification from the begin-
nings in 2002 to 2009 inclusive.
Just as important, it recognizes the achievement of LEED certifi-
cation by leaders in the green building industry who are acceler-
ating the transformation that will see high-performing, healthy
green buildings, homes and communities become the norm
The LEED Canada Buildings in Review Supplement also sup-
ports the efforts of the Canada Green Building Council to demon-
strate how the building industry is applying LEED in creative and
successful ways. This can only encourage and inspire others to
adopt LEED and build on the great progress that has been made.
The CaGBC and SABMag are pleased to give the design profes-
sionals and building owners the national exposure and recognition
they deserve for being at the forefront of LEED implementation.
Thank you to those who have participated in this Supplement. I
encourage all who achieve LEED certification in 2010 to have their
projects listed and their efforts recognized in next year’s LEED
Canada Buildings in Review Supplement.
Vice President, Market Development
Looking to the future and creating a better tomorrow. Canada Green Building Council
Sustainability is how we do business - it is an investment in our future. At Philips Lighting
we have embedded sustainability thinking in all of our day-to-day operations from our
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With a tradition of sound environmental policy for more than 30 years, we are guided by
the basic principle that prevention is better than the cure. www.philips.com
INLINE FIBERGLASS WINDOWS LEED PLATINUM
make the perfect fit.
Dockside Phase CI-1 | Victoria, British Columbia Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Project | Picton, Ontario | Enermodal Engineering Limited
Knoll Showroom, Toronto | Toronto, Ontario | Envision Design
The Currents Residences | Windmill Development Group |
SC3 Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Head Office | Winnipeg, Manitoba | Ottawa, Ontario | Windmill Developments Group Ltd.
Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc.
Dockside Phase 1 - Synergy | Windmill developments | Halsall Associates Limited - Ottawa Office | West Village Suites | Hamilton, Ontario |
Victoria, British Columbia | Busby Perkins + Will Architects Ottawa, Ontario | Halsall Associates Ltd. Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
Child Development Centre (University of Calgary) | Calgary, Alberta | Enermodal Engineering Ltd. - Calgary Office | Calgary, Alberta |
Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
Toronto and Region Conservation - Restoration Services Centre |
Vento Residences | Calgary, Alberta | Windmill Developments Group Ltd.
Vaughan, Ontario | Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
Operations Centre, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve | Public Works and Government Services Canada | Sidney, British Columbia | McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
2009 | SC3 Smith Carter Head Office
Photo: 60 Richmond St. East, Teeple Architects Inc., Bird Construction
Smith Carter’s 50,000 square foot corporate head office was an opportunity for
the integrated architecture and engineering practice to tangibly demonstrate
The pioneer in fiberglass window and door frame systems how sustainable architecture can be used to increase communication, enhance
productivity, and improve employee satisfaction. The building has received
critical acclaim, winning a Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in 2006
and achieving LEED® Platinum Certification in May 2009.
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THE CAGBC LEED BUILDINGS IN REVIEW
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Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Minister’s Office - Queens Park, Toronto
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment
in its ongoing effort to reduce the Carbon
Footprint of its facilities undertook the
renovation of their offices for the Minister
High R value insulation Type 2 Zero Ozone Depletion Substance
and Policy staff at Queens Park targeting
LEED Platinum Certification. The Ministry
wished to lead by example in sourcing local
Made from recycled plastic and vegetable oil materials, utilizing recycled content, and
Perfect air barrier High efficiency and durable insulation system
undertaking sustainable practices in the
construction of their offices. In seeking to
achieve Platinum certification the Ministry
Designed to save energy
Vapour barrier would become the first Platinum certified
interior project in the Ontario Government’s
One step application The four basic elements of Earth, Air, Energy
and Water were used as the inspiration for
the design combining local materials with
LEED points state of the art control and monitoring
systems to achieve a comfortable work
environment for staff. Locally sourced mate-
rials were utilized wherever possible and
include stone from Wiarton, Ontario, the use
of salvaged wood from century farmhouses
in southern Ontario, and Teknion furniture
manufactured in Toronto.
An interactive display provided in the
reception lobby will allow visitors and staff
to view the reduction in energy use, water
consumption savings, and recycled content
of the offices on an immediate and ongoing
basis. A conscious effort was made by the
LEED SCORE CARD
Ministry to have users connect with the
LEED – CI for Commercial Interiors
Certification in process, Targeting LEED Platinum
natural elements of the environment while
interacting and working in the offices.
Targeting Platinum 46*
Sustainable Sites 5/7
Water Efficiency 2/2
Energy & Atmosphere 11/12
Materials & Resources 9/14
CANADA SALES OFFICES:
Quebec and New Brunswick: 1-866-437-0223 Indoor Environmental Quality 14/17
CCMC 13244-L NATIONAL Ontario and Atlantic Canada: 1-800-942-6545 Innovation & Design 5/5
INSULATION MATERIAL OF CANADA CAN / ULC-S705.1 Western Canada: 1-888-783-0751
AIR-BARRIER MATERIAL Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada
Polyurethane Foam System Manufacturer www.heatlok-soya.com
2009 | Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project 2009
Largest waterfront convention centre in Canada with a 6-acre living green roof
■ 1.2 Million sf structure showcasing innovative design and construction ■ Sustainability features include 1,300 foot
marine habitat apron structure, seawater heating and cooling system, on-site black water treatment facility
■ Nearly half of total volume of waste generated is recycled.
www.mcmparchitects.com 6897 Financial Drive, Mississauga | Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre |
7150 Derrycrest Drive | Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga, Ontario Abbotsford, British Columbia | Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership
Aboriginal House - University of Manitoba | Winnipeg, Manitoba | Prairie Architects Inc. Allsteel-Gunlocke Toronto Resource Centre | Toronto, Ontario | Stantec
2009 | Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre 2009
300-bed state-of-the-art sustainable P3 healthcare facility
Activa Sportsplex | Kitchener, Ontario |
■ Site, building, integrated systems and interiors all with special design strategies ■ Water use and energy Bankers Court | Calgary, Alberta Bell Trinity Square | Toronto, Ontario
Enermodal Engineering Limited
efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction ■ Durable materials, resource management and exceptional indoor air
quality a sustainable patient-centred healing environment.
www.mcmparchitects.com Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation | Burnside Gorge Community Centre | City of Victoria | Victoria, British Columbia |
Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory | Slave Lake, Alberta Advicas Group Consultants Inc.
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
GKC Architects offices | Montreal, Quebec |
2009 | BC Housing 2009 Centre CDP Capital | Montreal, Quebec Waterloo Teacher Local Office | Kitchener, Ontario | Gross Kaplin Coviensky Architects
Office renovation and expansion combines sustainable interior design practices Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
■ Sustainability design strategy to increase energy savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and improve
sustainability across BC Housing operations ■ Low water consumption fixtures, equipment and appliances, occupant Home Office Tenant Improvements - Floors 17, 16 and 15 (BC Housing) |
controlled daylight and occupancy sensors and temperature and ventilation controls. Grey Bruce Public Health | Owen Sound, Ontario | Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
Burnaby, British Columbia | MCM Interiors Ltd.
Normand-Maurice Building - The Government
Mundy’s Bay Public School | Midland, Ontario |
Minto Midtown | Toronto, Ontario | Minto Group Inc. of Canada ecological building | Montréal, Quebec |
LEED Enermodal Engineering Ltd
Gold Provencher Roy + associés, architectes
2009 | Westminster Centre
Adaptive re-use of existing retail and office building
Pine Creek Operations, Maintenance & Administration Building | Renovations to South Bond Building - Ryerson University |
■ 42,000 sf of new three-level office space constructed over approximately 14,000 sf of existing The City of Calgary - Wastewater | Calgary, Alberta | Designworks Architecture Toronto, Ontario | Halsall Associates
retail space on the ground level ■ Highly efficient exterior glass and internal building systems
result in a 40% reduction in energy and water useage.
Triffo Hall | Edmonton, Alberta | Barry Johns Union Gas Burlington Service Centre |
Somerset Square | Saint John, New Brunswick
(Architecture) Limited Burlington, Ontario | The Walter Fedy Partnership
University of Toronto Facilities and Services and Real Estate
Valeurs mobilières Desjardins – Édifice Le Windsor | Montreal, Quebec
2009 | Electronic Arts Motion Capture Studio
Operations Office | Toronto, Ontario
Motion Capture Studio with an extensive green roof
■ Studio/warehouse that demonstrates sustainable, functional space ■ 40% water use reduction and 43% energy
savings as well as daylight and outside views ■ Low-VOC adhesives, sealants and carpets were used.
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Whistler Olympic Park Daylodge |
www.mcmparchitects.com Investigative Services Building | Westminster Centre | New Westminster, British Columbia
Whistler, British Columbia | Advicas Group Consultants Inc.
Cambridge, Ontario | Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
2009 | Electronic Arts Phase 2 2009
2009 | Bankers Court Calgary’s newest office tower takes a sustainable approach USGBC
Integrated design approach achieves design and sustainable goals
■ Use of local materials and innovative sustainable design ■ Optimized energy performance, thermal active Banker’s Court is the first commercial core and shell project to achieve LEED® Gold in Canada. Green design features in this 29,992 m building include a
radiant slabs and displaced ventilation systems and storm water management ■ A dynamic workplace, putting triple glazed curtain wall system, high efficiency chillers,condensing boilers, and an energy star roof. Banker’s Court Green Facts: ■ 86% of construction
the well-being of the building users at the forefront. waste was diverted away from the city landfills ■ 100% of demolished existing parkade was recycled ■ 40% more
www.mcmparchitects.com water efficient than a standard office space ■ 90% of space has visual access to views www.cohos-evamy.com
THE CAGBC LEED BUILDINGS IN REVIEW
2009 | Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Operations Maintenance & Administration Building
54% of annual building
energy cost reduction
100% air supply
50% of the building's
power comes from
of construction waste
85% was diverted from
The City of Calgary’s new Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on a highly
LEED SCORE CARD visible 120 hectare site. It consists of wastewater treatment process structures and the
Operations, Maintenance & Administration Building. Though highly prescriptive per-
formance requirements for wastewater facilities presented unique design challenges,
LEED for New Construction the City of Calgary’s commitment to principles of sustainable development across this
Certification awarded February 9, 2009 entire site presented unique opportunities to the design team. The site development
minimizes both the visual and environmental impact through the use of landscape
Gold 48* buffers, low building profiles with green roofs, 100% on-site stormwater management,
extensive native prairie grasses, and wildlife corridors across the site. Constructed under
Sustainable Sites 9/14
multiple contracts spanning several years, an innovative approach to erosion and sedi-
Water Efficiency 5/5 mentation control enabled the development and implementation of a common erosion
Energy & Atmosphere 10/17 and sedimentation control system which ensured protection of the adjacent Bow River.
Materials & Resources 7/14 Client: City of Calgary, Water Resources
The Operations, Maintenance & Administration Building achieved LEED Gold certifi- Prime Consultant: CH2M HILL
Indoor Environmental Quality 12/15
cation (48 points) on February 9, 2009. The project is comprised of offices, meeting Architect: GEC Architecture
Innovation & Design 5/5 Mechanical and Electrical: AECOM
rooms, laboratory, maintenance shop, tool crib, and change & shower facilities. Energy
efficiency strategies provide an annual energy cost reduction of approximately 54% (formerly Earth Tech)
compared to the reference building. Contributing strategies include extensive daylighting Civil and Structural: Stantec
through perimeter and rooftop glazing, displacement ventilation, heat recovery ventila- Sustainable Design & LEED Consultant:
tion (shop and lab areas operate on 100% outside air supply), lighting power densities Designworks Architecture Inc.
Energy Engineer: Foraytek
40% below the MNECB reference, as well as central heating plant efficiencies. The City
Landscape Architecture: O2 Planning +
of Calgary’s twenty year commitment to green power for their facilities allows for 50%
of the power demand to be wind generated. The use of grey water for toilet flushing
Contractor: Graham Construction
and irrigation, along with low flow showers, faucets, toilets and urinals provide water
Project Size: 3,220 m2 (OM&A)
savings of 71% below the LEED reference standard. Materials & Resources credits
Cost: $12 million
include Certified Wood, 32% Recycled Content, 32% Regional Materials, and 85% of
construction generated waste diverted from the landfill. The building occupants benefit
from exceptional Indoor Environmental Quality from strategies that captured twelve of
the fifteen available LEED points.
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2009 | Aboriginal House [University of Manitoba] 2009
This multi-use building has 38.5% MNECB certified energy savings, natural and recycled materials such as locally-
quarried Tyndall stone, heated entirely with reclaimed energy, energy-efficient plumbing fixtures, natural daylight
2009 | City of Calgary Water Centre supporting interior lighting, occupancy controlled lighting, 93% of
construction wastes were recycled or salvaged. 1,204 m2
Rising from the prairie landscape like a great ocean wave, The City of Calgary Water Centre
is a building unlike any other. Its skin arches up beyond the height of its four stories into a LEED
distinctive roof, warding off harsh north winds and sheltering a south-facing glass curtain wall. Gold
Inside employees work in comfort surrounded by natural light and ventilation, sometimes
2009 | Somerset Square
congregating in small meeting rooms and often connecting on the sweeping modern staircase. This building has rain water collection used to flush toilets, a white roof to reduce cooling costs, natural daylight to minimize
Outside, runnels and constructed wetlands tell the story of water while nourishing native electricity consumption, operable windows for fresh air and temperature control, low maintenance landscaping including
prairie grass, flowers and shrubs. drought-resistant shrubs, sensor operated lights. 2,323 m2
The award-winning Water Centre is part of the first phase of redevelopment on an industrial
site that is being transformed into a civic administrative and operational centre. The facility
houses approximately 800 Water Resources and Water Services employees. It is the largest
LEED rated office building in Alberta.
2008 | Cambridge City Hall 2008
91% of construction
First City Hall in Canada to achieve LEED Gold. Highlights: free heating of ventilation air in winter months, rain water
collection in a 10,000 L cistern used to flush toilets, translucent glazing for daylighting, 110 m living wall for air
purification, green roof, durable building envelope. 7,558 m2
in water use
100% daylit office
2008 | Kingston Police Headquarters
Innovation and sustainability drive
First LEED building in Kingston achieved 45 points. Highlights: rainwater stored for outdoor use and toilet flushing, energy recovery
the design of this building.
system for year-round temperature and humidity exchange, well insulated building envelope, occupancy and daylight sensors, FSC
Constructed on a reclaimed five-
wood products, education kiosk, green housekeeping program. 11,288 m2
acre brownfield site, the Water
Centre was built with recycled
materials wherever possible, and is
almost fully recyclable itself. It
uses water only as needed, cap- LEED
turing naturally occurring water Gold
and re-using it onsite to maximize 2004 | Winnipeg Mountain Equipment Co-op USGBC
conservation efforts. Natural day-
LEED SCORE CARD lighting and the displacement ven-
tilation system work together to
This building has energy efficient merchandizing luminaries and task lighting, green roof for evaporative cooling and waste water
filtration, photovoltaic panels used to run the pump that collects rainwater for the green roof, about 95% of constructed building
is from reclaimed materials. 2,362 m2
LEED for New Construction enhance interior conditions and
Certification awarded November 18, 2009 minimize energy costs.
Gold 50* The energy efficiencies built into
every aspect of the Water Centre
Sustainable Sites 10/14 LEED
is beneficial for the environment Gold
Manasc Isaac Architects Water Efficiency 5/5 ESS
Royal Botanical Gardens - Camilla and Peter Dalglish Atrium
and the citizens of Calgary, with
Sturgess Architecture Energy & Atmosphere 12/17 TIO
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estimated savings of 40% in annual
Read Jones Christoffersen Materials & Resources 8/14 operating costs. Based on these LEED Registration date: 2007 This elegant facility has a living wall which improves environmental air quality, rain water collec-
Carlyle + Associates Indoor Environmental Quality 11/15 projections, the Water Centre is tion for irrigation and grey-water use, radiant-floor heating, solar shading and overhang, daylight for 100% of the occupied
Dominion Construction expected to pay for itself in 15 years space, use of recycled content, FSC certified wood products. 1,480 m2. Targeting LEED Gold
Project size: 183,000 sq. ft.
Innovation & Design 4/5
Project cost: $45 million www.calgary.ca/watercentre
THE CAGBC LEED BUILDINGS IN REVIEW
2009 | The Grey Bruce Health Unit
A Building with a Vision
Our health today and in the future depends on a strong commitment The design of the Grey Bruce Health Unit draws from natural and environ-
mentally sustainable materials and systems to create a healthy workplace.
to environmental sustainability. This innovative building sets a
It supports the desire of the Health Unit to deliver programs in a functional
new standard for local sustainable development and acts as a and accessible way while minimizing the use of non-renewable resources
catalyst to future redevelopment along the waterfront. and producing minimal waste.
The building was designed as a multi-purpose facility with offices/workstations
for 155 people, classrooms, laboratories, training areas, and consultation spaces.
The building is three storeys with a mix of copper, stone and cedar cladding
incorporating green building design concepts. The Grey Bruce Health Unit
Board was committed to establishing a benchmark for healthy living by creating
a healthy building for its operations.
The innovative design includes numerous design initiatives including the collection
of rainwater for use in waterclosets and the use of natural ventilation in the office
spaces. The current design reduces energy consumption by 53% of the Model
National Energy Building Code. The project has been certified LEED Gold.
The Owen Sound Sun Times published the following:
“The new $17.2-million Grey-Bruce health unit is a majestic building with its tall glass windows, copper siding
and brick walls. And that’s just its face, because it is even more impressive inside. Project Description
Is the new building frivolous? Perhaps a little. Gutsy? Yes. Forward thinking? Absolutely. There is much more The Grey Bruce Health Unit represents a ground-breaking approach to public health care facilities,
to this building than meets the eye, and this is what puts it head and shoulders above any other building - incorporating the requirements for a practical, accessible public facility with the requirements for
public or private.” healthy “green” building design. This building successfully expresses the commitment to envi-
ronmental stewardship across Owen Sound and the counties of Grey and Bruce.
This building was designed and constructed to meet many important green building objectives:
■ remediating a brownfield site and creating a catalyst for future growth
■ leaving a minimal footprint on the natural environment
making efficient use of energy, water, and material resources
providing a healthy work environment
creating an inviting, functional, and educational building for visitors
LEED SCORE CARD
LEED for New Construction
Certification awarded April 21, 2009
The site selected for the Health Unit was previously developed and deemed contaminated.
Thus, the development of the Health Unit had a positive impact by improving environmental
conditions. Soil contaminated with metals and hydrocarbons underneath the building area was Gold 39*
removed from site and replaced with clean fill.
Sustainable Sites 7/14
The building has established a new benchmark for public buildings in Owen Sound, and has Water Efficiency 3/5
become the catalyst for future development along the waterfront, giving back the promise and Energy & Atmosphere 7/17
potential of the waterfront lands to the people of Owen Sound. Materials & Resources 6/14
Indoor Environmental Quality 11/15
Innovation & Design 5/5
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