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Special Awards

McCauley Lodge

The McCauley Lodge redevelopment replaced a building that was in service from
1906 through the mid-70’s. The building is classified as a group home and is
compliant to the current VIHA standards. The building was modeled using the LEED
checklist and BOMA BEST® guidelines. Sustainable elements include a north/south
building orientation that allows for passive solar gains in winter and solar cooling in
summer, a 90 per cent high efficiency condensing boiler with radiant panel heating,
individual control and hot water tanks and an energy efficient LED and T-8 lighting
system with occupancy sensors in staff rooms and washrooms. The building now
operates at 27 per cent less than original simulated model. The building envelope
consists of an air-tight exterior, triple glazed windows with 13% opening, R26 wall
insulation value and R40+ roof insulation.

Tall Tree Physiotherapy Clinic

This single storey, 4,982 sq.ft. physiotherapy clinic and ceramics studio complements
the existing services provided by Mattick’s Market. Designed by LEED accredited
professionals, this project incorporates a wide range of sustainable features as
fundamental components of its central concept. Its curvilinear “V” shape was
conceived to minimally disturb existing mature trees, while its granite rock cladding
utilizes materials local to the site. The monolithic roof is comprised of cross laminated
timber, harvested and manufactured in BC. The project has an EnerGuide 89 rating
and includes a variety of supplementary sustainable components. The interior of
the building features recycled content materials and low VOC finishes, LED lighting
on dimmers, energy efficient HVAC heat recovery, programmable control for HVAC
and low flow fixtures. Exterior sun shading, operable windows for natural ventilation
and an optimized pan configuration for daylight and views decrease the building’s
dependence on active heating and ventilation systems, while the integration of new
rain gardens into the existing landscaping decreases storm water run-off.

2950 Jutland

2950 Jutland Road is a six storey Class AA office and retail building that sits on the
water’s edge on the Selkirk Waterfront. The building features curved architecture,
robust and high quality materials and an expansive glass curtain wall which
showcases stunning views of the Gorge Waterway. The main floor features retail
space and the upper floors accommodate office space and a pedestrian bridge
which connects to an adjacent building. Building amenities include underground
parking, secure bicycle storage and change facilities. This project is targeting LEED
Gold certification. The most notable green feature is the ocean loop exchange
system. This underwater geothermal system uses the water temperature from the
Gorge Waterway to aid in the heating and cooling of the building. Automatic blinds
work in conjunction with a solar sensor and are integrated with the building’s HVAC
system to help the building use less energy.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
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Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.