The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University, Toronto, won the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition in the institutional category. Designed by ZAS Architects + Interiors, the project chose porcelain tile for its durability, low porosity, and stain-resistant properties.
Québec-based developer Vic&Lambert is a finalist for the 2018 Domus Trophy in the “Condo over $250,000 and under $500,000” category for a project in Saint-Lambert. The building is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) distributed its annual awards during the 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago. The Technology Awards celebrate society members who have successfully applied innovative building designs incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality (IAQ) and also serve to communicate innovative first systems design.
Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg has won the annual Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Greenest School in Canada competition. The 7246-m2 (78,000-sf) building acts not just as a school, but also as an open and accessible hub within the community. The school was certified as Platinum under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in 2016. Earlier this year, it won CaGBC’s Excellence in Green Building for New Construction (NC) award.
One of Ontario’s most-iconic buildings, the CN Tower, has been recognized with an award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and National Trust for Canada for its long-standing excellence.
The province of Ontario recently announced the winners of the 2015 Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The program recognizes individuals, advocacy groups, companies, municipalities, and post-secondary institutions that have worked to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve air quality and climate change resilience, and showcase leaders and best management practices in climate change work.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Green Building Product of the Year award. The purpose is to encourage Canadian companies to develop sustainable building products and materials. Submissions are assessed by a panel looking at sustainability, transparency, verification, innovation, and application.