Waterfront Toronto has won a national award for excellence in urban sustainability.
The award was handed out last month by the Vancouver-based GLOBE Foundation
, which is described on its website as a "not-for-profit private business foundation... established… to carry forward our mandate to promote the business case for sustainable development." It won the award over contenders such as the University of British Columbia Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability and the City of Vancouver.
"What set Waterfront Toronto
aside and earned it the GLOBE Award
for Excellence in Urban Sustainability was the framework they established back in 2005 and updated in 2011," says Carine Vindeirinho, awards program co-ordinator for the Global Opportunities in Business and the Environment (GLOBE) Foundation. "Their Minimum Green Building Requirements guidelines, proprietary Carbon Modeling Tool and successful stakeholder consultation were some of the noteworthy elements of their approach. The judges also commended Waterfront Toronto's commitment to deliver sustainable, mixed-use communities integrated with parks and open spaces with a focus to enhance the natural environment, generate economic benefits and produce social-cultural gains in a triple bottom line approach."
The award was given jointly to Waterfront Toronto and Halsall Engineering.
Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Carine Vindeirinho
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