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CaGBC reveals Green Building Award winners

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2020 Green Building Excellence Awards.

“While 2020 has brought much uncertainty, these award winners demonstrate that our industry remains focused on the important work before us. Addressing the need for sustained climate action, resilient buildings and communities, and human health and wellbeing will be critical in the decade ahead,” said Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of CaGBC.

Winners will be recognized throughout Building Lasting Change 2020, taking place online on five consecutive Tuesdays from September 22 to October 20.

The winners are:

Green Building Excellence – Zero Carbon Award
Winner: The University of Calgary MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment, Calgary, AB

The MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment at the University of Calgary uses novel envelope measures and creative building reuse to strive for impressive energy and carbon targets. This retrofit project will play a significant role in supporting UCalgary’s goal for carbon neutrality by 2050.

Green Building Excellence – Inspiring Home
Winner: West Bay Passive House, West Vancouver, BC

This single-family home combines contemporary west coast architecture with Passive House principles and a solar photo voltaic array to achieve net zero energy in style.

Green Building Excellence – New Construction
Winner: Le Phénix, Montréal, QC

This deep retrofit of a former warehouse represents, as its name suggests, a rebirth into a health-promoting, energy-efficient and innovative living lab which owner Lemay leverages to showcase sustainability best practices to its many clients.

Green Building Excellence – Existing Building
Winner: Humber College Building Nx, Toronto, ON

This ambitious deep energy retrofit at Humber College’s North Campus has achieved Zero Carbon Building Standard – Design certification, with the airtightness and thermal continuity of the building envelope driving improved energy results, while investment in lighting, temperature control and air quality brings increased occupant comfort.

Green Building Excellence – Tenant Improvement
Winner: mcCallumSather workspace, Hamilton, ON

As part of the renovation of the Westinghouse HQ building, which had sat derelict since the 1980s, this workspace creates a teaching tool that demonstrates how innovative design results in a high performing, efficient, and healthy place to work.

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