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Victoria Real Estate Board Community Award

Westhills YMCA/YWCA Langford Aquatic Centre

The aquatic centre is a partnership between the Westhills Land Corporation, the YMCA/YWCA and the City of Langford. This five storey, 75,294 square foot facility houses a 25 metre, five lane lap pool, a lazy river, warm water therapy pool and two waterslides. The facility also includes a gymnasium, health and fitness facilities, youth centre, a number of multipurpose spaces, and a licensed child care program. Lease space in the building includes a public library, music conservatory, and offices.

The project was designed with both passive and active green systems. Green initiatives include the use of low VOC, natural, renewable, post-consumer and long-life materials, exhaust air heat recovery which extracts heat from the pool hall for hot water and heating, air and water heat pumps and low flow fixtures with electronic metering for efficient water consumption. The annual natural gas use reduction compared to a conventional pool heating system is the approximate equivalent of taking over 180 cars off the road for a year.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

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.