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District of Highlands Community Hall

The new District of Highlands Community Hall is a versatile and elegant facility
aimed at serving the needs of Highlands residents. The District is a rural
municipality, and as such site servicing is minimal. To lessen the reliance on the
municipal infrastructure, the building makes use of green initiatives such as roof top
solar panels, a heat recovery unit and electrical occupancy sensors. Site drainage
is accommodated by a ground level garden storm water retention system, which
doubles as an attractive landscape feature. The building provides a measure of
emergency self-sufficiency by means of on-site water storage and an emergency
generator. Large building overhangs provide protection from summer heat loading
and winter rainfall. Concrete floors, pre-finished non combustible cladding panels
and metal standing seam roofing were incorporated in an understated manner so
the Hall will last well into the future.

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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.