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DIALOG Rehabilitation Project 25 St. Clair Avenue East Wins CAGBC Deep Carbon Retrofit Award

June 10, 2024

The envelop uses non-combustible terracotta panels that are durable, easy to maintain, and prevent water infiltration. Argon-filled glass windows will reduce solar heat gain while maximizing daylight.

A recent rehabilitation project designed by DIALOG, 25 St. Clair Avenue East, has won the 2024 Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) award for Deep Carbon Retrofit, in the Green Building award category.

Selected by a panel of judges, the Deep Carbon Retrofit Award is presented to the team responsible for a deep carbon retrofit that demonstrates climate leadership through innovative carbon reduction strategies and optimal building performance.

DIALOG members accepting the award. From left to right: Saurabh Shrestha, Rebecca Mann, Neel Bavishi, Stephanie Fargas, Anushka Karmalkar , Mona Lemoine

This achievement was recognized at the CAGBC Building Lasting Change Conference and Gala on June 6, held in Toronto, ON, with DIALOG members attending to accept the award. The annual awards celebrate the innovative projects, teams, and individuals making positive contributions to Canada’s green building sector. Winning in the award category of Green Building, the award highlighted 25 St. Clair as one of Canada’s most efficient, effective, and impactful buildings.

25 St. Clair interior.

The 25 St. Clair Avenue East project is a major renovation of an existing a ten-storey federal office building in Toronto. As part of the Government of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, this project demonstrates the federal government’s commitment to achieving a net-zero emissions and climate resilient building portfolio by 2050. Certified under CAGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Design Standard, the project reuses the existing concrete and steel structure, saving an estimated 7,700 tonnes of embodied carbon and diverting over 81 percent of construction waste from landfill.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the success of 25 St. Clair Avenue East Rehabilitation project!

Learn about the other award winners here.

25 St. Clair interior. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

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.