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Centennial College A-Building Expansion Awarded CAGBC New Construction Winner

June 12, 2024

Centennial College A-Building Expansion designed by DIALOG, in collaboration with Smoke Architecture and EllisDon, has been awarded the 2024 Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Award in the New Construction category.

The New Construction Award is presented to the team responsible for a new commercial or institutional building that demonstrates optimal environmental sustainability and occupant health and wellness, recognizing the A-Building for reducing environmental impact and enhancing wellbeing.

This award was presented at the CAGBC Building Lasting Change Conference and Gala on June 6, held in Toronto, with participating parties in attendance, and EllisDon accepting the award. The annual awards celebrate the innovative projects, teams, and individuals making positive contributions to Canada’s green building sector.

“The CAGBC Awards are a showcase of the market’s commitment to green building,” shares Thomas Mueller, CAGBC president and CEO. “This year’s winners represent the best of Canada’s sustainability leaders and the most innovative green and low-carbon projects in the country. Together they prove that green buildings are better buildings with reduced carbon emissions, enhanced resiliency and long-term business value.”

Centennial College A-Building Expansion embraces design principles that reduce environmental impact and enhance occupant wellbeing. The new five-storey, low-carbon, highly energy efficient, mass timber student services building is part of a project that includes the partial renovation of an existing 1994 building, and the exterior work surrounding the two buildings. The building draws from the Indigenous concept of “Two-eyed Seeing,” meaning it reflects both Indigenous and Western cultures.

Photography by James Brittain.

About Canada Green Building Council

The Canada Green Building Council supports the building sector’s transition to green buildings. Green buildings are powerful tools for positive change. By unlocking the value and potential of green buildings, Canada’s real estate sector can significantly reduce carbon emissions, eliminate environmental impacts, future-proof assets, and contribute to healthier and more resilient communities. CAGBC works with Canada’s real estate and building sector to provide the market insights, expertise and practical solutions they need to push their sustainability efforts further and faster.