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Three Canadian projects chosen for Tokyo environment conference

Three buildings have been selected as case studies to represent Canada at the next Green Building Challenge.


Three buildings have been selected as case studies to represent Canada at the next Green Building Challenge.

The Challenge, an international event that has been run for several years, will be held as part of the 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo on September 27-29.

Organizers of the Tokyo conference have received 1,000 abstracts from 70 countries. Co-hosts include the United Nations Environment Program, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), and the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment, www.iisbe.org.

The three Canadian projects chosen for the Green Buildings Challenge are:

Chapiteau des Arts TOHU building in Montreal (Martin Roy & Associates, Martoni & Cyr, Scheme, Marc Blouin, Jacques Plante, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte)

Mountain Equipment Co-op in Montreal (Pageau Morel, GPCO Saia, Deslauriers, Kadanoff, Leconte, Brisebois, Blais, MTF Studio, MMA, Lyse M. Tremblay, Duschenes & Fish.)

Beamish-Munro Integrated Learning Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. (Halsall, Smith & Anderson, Crossey, B + H)

Five other Canadian projects will be presented in Tokyo as poster displays. The are the Whiterock Operations Centre in B.C., the North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel, B.C., the Holyrood Detachment in Holyrood, the Charleottetown Government of Canada building and the Yellowknife Government of Canada building.

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver has been placed in a special category.