What if a building could function like a forest? What if a project could be designed so it was an integral part of nature and enhanced its surroundings? This was the approach taken by the design team for the York Region Forest Stewardship Education Centre (YRFSEC)—a new single-storey, 371-m2 (4000-sf) building located in the middle of one of Southern Ontario’s natural treasures.
The Westmount Recreation Centre (WRC) recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification with its revolutionary design. The facility, located in Westmount, Que., sets a record as the world’s first arena with underground rinks, which subsequently helps reduce energy costs.
Winnipeg Airports Authority and Stantec Architecture have worked together to create Canada’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-rated airport. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport was recently certified LEED Silver under the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) program.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the rating system of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) reached two major milestones in 2014. In total, 538 Canadian projects were LEED-certified and 501 registered for the program last year.
With 25 operational units formerly dispersed throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) E Division Headquarters in Surrey comprises the country’s largest division. Approximately one-third of the entire force is located in the province, and the existing facilities were neither purpose-built nor suitable in terms of space, adjacencies, systems, and technology.
Designed by Farrow Partnership Architects in association with Perkins+Will, St. Mary’s Hospital was created with the goal of being North America’s first carbon-neutral hospital, while integrating First Nation’s artwork into its design features.
Located just north of Toronto, the Earth Rangers Centre (ERC) is a smart, green building that continues to adopt new technologies and strategies to meet its financial and sustainability goals. It was designed 15 years ago with advanced and progressive strategies to reduce the building’s environmental footprint.