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Cambridge, Ontario City Hall gets LEED gold status

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by Journal Of Commerce last update:Nov 4, 2014

The City Hall building in Cambridge, Ontario has been certified gold under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the Canada Green Building Council.

The $30 million project began in 2005 and opened in 2008, according to a city press release Sept. 5.

Features include a modulating gas boiler, day lighting and motion sensors to reduce the use of artificial lighting, radiant heating panels to save fan power, operable windows and a green roof.


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“The atrium is a magnificent showpiece with a four-storey ‘living wall’ which acts as a bio-filter and provides clean air that is circulated through the ventilation system to the entire building,” the city stated.

“A conservative estimate comparing a standard 85,000 square foot building to the Cambridge City Hall Gold LEED standard building would save over $160,000 on energy per year.”

The principal architect for the project was Diamond Schmitt Architects and the general contractor was Vanbots, which was acquired by Carillion in 2008 and is now known as Carillion Canada. The LEED consultant was Enermodal Engineering Ltd.

Other vendors involved in the City Hall construction were:

•MCW Consultants Ltd., electrical and mechanical;

•ERA Architect Inc., heritage consultant;

•Nedlaw Roofing Ltd., green wall and green roof;

•Albrecht Reinforcing Inc.;

•Allwood Carpentry Manufacturing;

•Read Jones Christoffersen, structural engineer;

•Marshall Macklin Monaghan, civil engineering;

•Nelco Mechanical Ltd., sheet metal and HVAC;

•Unis Lumin, computer systems;

•AFG Glass;

•Belluz Group Ltd., ceramic tile and carpeting;

•Camino Modular Systems Inc., static control flooring;

•Commercial Door and Hardware, wood door supplier;

•Fleisher Ridout Partnership Inc., landscape consultant;

•Fortis Electric Ltd., electrical installation;

•George & Asmussen Ltd., stone and masonry work;

•L.A. Steel Group Inc., structural steel;

•London Caulking and Installations;

•Oakdale Drywall & Acoustics Ltd.;

•P.M. Designs, various metal work;

•Pro-Bel Enterprises Ltd., green wall platform;

•Regal Door & Hardware;

•Schindler Elevator Corp.;

•Clifford Restoration Ltd., slate roof;

•Bel-Air Excavating and Grading, site removal;

•Ciro Excavating & Grading, building and site excavation;

•Northwest Contracting, site services;

•Reimar Forming Construction, concrete formwork and finishes;

•Vipon, fire protection;

•Trow Associates, inspections; and

•MTE engineering.

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last update:Nov 4, 2014

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