Congratulations to the 2014 Clean, Green & Beautiful Award Winners. Thank you for building cleaner, greener and more beautiful and contributing to our City's built environment.
Hydro One Current River Greenway Lookout
The project, which began in 1999, was in an investment by Hydro One to recognize the area’s designation in 2000 as a Forestry Capital of Canada for the new Millennium. The Lookout further complements the urban forest and creates a more ecologically sound and aesthetically pleasing greenway for the community.
• Trail improvements to link Birch Point to the Bluffs and Centennial Park
• Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Blue Bird Recovery Program habitat enhancements
• Scenic observation deck and access ramps
• Post and rail fencing
• Landscaping restoration, and
• Slope protection
• Interpretative signage on Hydro One’s Integrated Forestry Management program to educate visitors about maintaining green space
Waverley Park Tower Envelope Upgrade
Constructed in 1970, Waverley Park Towers Condominium required extensive envelope upgrades due to water infiltration and lack of insulation. FORM Architecture Engineering provided the exterior design and material selection for the new building exterior, windows and balcony railings. Williams Engineering of Calgary completed the building envelope design.
The new exterior has increased the property value, and has signficantly reduced heating and cooling costs. The building's energy efficiency has increased by 25%.
True Grit Consulting Ltd.: The new True Grit offices in Innova Park incorporated wood and natural, sustainable materials throughout the design. The interior environment provides a creative and collaborative workspace with open workstations and glazed office partitions allowing an abundance of natural daylighting. The space was designed with demountable partitions to accommodate flexibility and adaptability with the addition of future staff. The slab-on-grade heating provides radiant in-floor heating to maximize thermal comfort and the building envelope is designed to exceed the new energy codes.
The True Grit offices were completed in 2012, and designed by FORM Architecture Engineering with contributions from other local engineering firms and built by Tom Jones Corporation.
• 10,000 square foot facility with ability to add another floor
• Artistic sculptured wave drywall welcomes users to the main reception area
• High thermal performance of building envelope
• Bike amenities at entrances
• Light sensors for illumination and extensive glazing bring natural light wells to bring light into central spaces
• Low chemical finishes to combat environmental sensitivities
• Green guard and high recycled content building materials
• Landscaped grouunds and staff patio area
• Stormwater management plan
This City project met the Gold Level Status: Mountainview/St. Patrick’s Cemetery Administration Building.
The new Administration building design respects the presence of existing plots while enhancing the services and connection with the cemetery lands, historical plots and the war memorial. Materials were chosen for their tie to local natural materials and elements as well as their durability. The exterior stone veneer and zinc colour metal finishes pickup on the distance mountain texture and colours. Coloured panes of glass to the east mimic a stained glass window, alluding to the presence of the St. Patrick’s cemetery plots.
The environmentally friendly and innovative design of this new Mountain View Cemetery office is designed to achieve the Gold Level of the City of Thunder Bay’s Clean Green Beautiful policy. Completed in 2013, the building was designed by FORM Architecture Engineering with contributions from other local engineering and landscaping firms and built by RML Contracting Ltd.
• Natural daylight into every occupied room so that the use of artificial lighting is minimized
• Windows along public access routes have obscure glass to maintain staff and client privacy
• Sensored light fixtures
• High thermal performance building envelope
• Recycled content on construction materials where possible
• Extensive landscaped green space around building
• Landscaped reflection garden for visitors
• Stormwater management plan
That concludes our awards this evening. Nominations for the 2015 Awards that recognize work completed in 2013-2014 will open in July.
To see videos of the winning projects and for more information about the Clean, Green & Beautiful Awards, visit thunderbay.ca/cgbandproud