2016 Building Lasting Change Green Building Tours
Delegates of the 2016 Building Lasting Change Conference began the week with Green Building Tours. The tours included professional facilitators who engaged participants providing them with a first hand and often behind the scenes look at unique green buildings. These tours featured many of the incredible green building sites and projects across the Toronto area, including:
Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre: Living Building Challenge and LEED NC Platinum Candidate
The facility is expected to join a short list of 12 buildings worldwide, in meeting Living Building Challenge (LBC) requirements, recognized as one of the world's strictest environmental certifications.
What’s Next, Waterfront Toronto?
Waterfront Toronto is the public advocate and steward of waterfront revitalization, this project is one of the largest waterfront brownfield revitalization projects in the world.
Revitalizing Regent Park
Revitalizing Regent Park involves demolishing all existing buildings and replacing with new rental buildings creating and updating parks and carving out space for community groups and initiatives.
Canary District: Life after Pan Am
Previously the Pan Am Athlete's Village and currently Toronto's newest neighbourhood located just east of Downtown Toronto. All buildings in this new neighbourhood are targeting LEED® Gold Certification.
Sustainable Buildings’ Technologies
This tour included a visit to Cisco Canada's new Headquarters, housed in Oxford Properties' LEED® Platinum (targeted as of January 2016) RBC WaterPark Place and allowed participants to learn the process behind the application, from the very first Canadian pioneers, Menkes Property Management Services.