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Island Community Mental Health

The project involved the complete renovation of the building’s exterior envelope including a new rain-screen cladding system and new windows. The building, which was designed as head offices and trade school for the Mental Health Association, was experiencing severe staining as well as water ingress and mould issues. For the sake of the health of the occupants and visitors, it was necessary to reconstruct the exterior.

Green Initiatives include the durable fiber cement stucco on a rainscreen assembly, which will extend the life of the building by a good 50 years. Re-use of the existing building was another benefit, and prevented the bulk of the materials used in its construction from entering the landfill. New windows will increase the insulation value and energy conservation over the original aluminum units. Removing sources of water ingress and the growth of mould and mildew on the interior and in the walls improves the interior air quality of the building significantly.

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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.