CaGBC is growing and as a result has re-located its Vancouver office to a newly constructed office building (MNP Tower at 1021 W. Hastings St). In keeping with its leadership position in the industry, the CaGBC is pursuing a LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors certification and targeting Gold certification with Platinum as a stretch target, which will be the first of its kind in Canada.
Watch our new video below which highlights some of the work that went into making this project a reality, and read more about it below.
Project vision and guiding principles
As Canada's leading non-profit supporting the design and construction of green, healthy buildings, the goal of this new office is to provide a truly sustainable space, one that reflects the innovation and growth that CaGBC has fostered over the past decade.
This will not only serve as a learning tool for CaGBC staff and our design team – being one of the first LEED v4 projects to certify in Canada – but its collaborative process will help us engage the industry and prepare for the higher sustainability thresholds in LEED v4 and beyond.
Working with the industry
The CaGBC is very pleased to announce that DIALOG has been selected as the Designer for the CaGBC project, and will bring the firm's best practices, innovative thinking, and experts in sustainable design to participate in the engagement and discovery phases. In addition, Ledcor has been selected as the contractor for the project and Integral Group will assume the mechanical, and electrical engineering for the new office space.
Key features of the project
- Project is 3,100 sq.ft. in the newly constructed MNP tower – building is targeting LEED Gold.
- Goal: LEED v4 ID+C Gold certification (Platinum as a stretch target) under the new LEED v4 rating system.
- Incorporation of 'Living lab' space in order to showcase the latest sustainability innovations and technologies, including those used within the office.
- Project will be completed in September 2015.
LEED and sustainability goals
- Project is to showcase LEED v4, and how it can be accomplished in a professional space
- Prioritize health and wellbeing for staff through ergonomics, thermal comfort, superior indoor air quality and natural daylight.
- Material choices will reflect regional characteristics and consider life-cycle assessment and health impacts.