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Four EllisDon projects achieve LEED certification

Four EllisDon projects have achieved LEED certification through the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council). The projects are:


1.     Bay Adelaide Centre (BAC) in Toronto (LEED CS Gold) –


EllisDon was the Construction Manager for this project, owned and operated by Brookfield Properties. Construction for the BAC started in April 2006, and the project was completed July 2009. The list of environmental enhancements on the BAC includes: a reconstructed heritage façade, a rain water collection system, a white roof to mitigate the heat island effect and lighting occupancy sensors.


2.     5750 Explorer Drive in Mississauga (LEED NC Silver) –


An office building intended to provide tenants with measurable health, environmental and operating cost benefits, the CaGBC featured this project in their monthly e-newsletter. EllisDon was the Design Builder on this project, owned by Explorer Drive Equities, and developed by Redcliff Realty Advisors. Construction began in June 2006 and was completed November 2007.


3.     Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus (LEED NC Silver) –


Certification was announced on Nova Scotia Community College's Waterfront Campus building on May 20, 2010. The Waterfront Campus boasts recycled material use, thermally efficient walls and windows carrying natural light deep into public areas, and enhanced energy performance. At the time of certification, the campus was the second building in Nova Scotia to achieve LEED Silver certification.


4.     The K-Rock Centre in Kingston (LEED NC Silver) –


The building was certified recently on May 25. Several LEED credits were earned under the Innovation & Design Process category including Green Education, Green Housekeeping, Low Emitting Materials - Furniture, and Water Use Reduction of 40%.


“May has been a very exciting month for EllisDon with four of our earliest LEED projects achieving certification,” said Cameron Blair, EllisDon’s manager of Sustainable Building Services for Eastern Canada. “Overcoming the learning curve associated with the LEED Rating System during its initial sweep through eastern Canada has been a challenge for our teams on these projects, on top of tight construction schedules and budget constraints. We are proud of these certifications, and have all the more to offer our clients in terms of our green building knowledgebase and integrated team experience as a result.”


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June 7, 2010  By  John Gilson

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