Sustainable Perspectives Brochures
Fire Training Center
The Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI), completed in January 2007, is the GTAA’s first LEED project. FESTI was designed by Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects and is located off Courtneypark Drive in Mississauga, at the Western end of Pearson International Airport. The project was built in 18 months at a cost of $13.5.
Hawthorne Village Public School
The project consists of a new self contained 1020 sq m (11,000 sq ft) addition consisting of 10 classroom plus toilets and a teacher’s room that is directly connected to the existing school. All of the structural components above the foundations were precast ahead of time and delivered to the site for fast installation.
The Centre for Manufacturing and Design Technologies at Sheridan College’s William G. Davis campus in Brampton, Ontario, opened on time earlier this fall. The Centre houses teaching and lab rooms and a fully equipped advanced manufacturing lab that will use simulators and full-size robots to train students in the use of computerized manufacturing for careers in the auto industry and industrial design.
La Tohu Pavilion - Cirque du Soleil
In an era of sustainable development, energy efficiency ranks high on the list of fundamental construction criteria. In addition to selecting durable materials whose production respects environmental values, the parties involved must also seek the best ways of reducing the building’s energy consumption.
Humber College New Three-Storey Academic Building
Approximately 6,970 sq m (75,000 sq ft) of 254 mm (10 in) and 305 mm (12 in) hollow core slabs were used for the three levels of this new academic building. The building will be a mix of classrooms and office space, with the second floor being all classrooms.
Manchester Storage Facility
The Manchester Storage facility is part of the redevelopment of the Manchester Centre, a City of Calgary owned project. The entire project is upscale and keyed on sustainable development. The buildings have a LEED Silver designation.
University of Ottawa
With its elegant 90-meter-long (300 foot), four-storey high glass atrium overlooking the Rideau Canal, the University Ottawa's School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) is one of the most striking buildings in the nation's capital. The 16,900 square-meter (182,000 square-foot) concrete structure utilizes a precast prestressed hollow core plank floor system.