ETFO Headquarters Selected as a Finalist for the 2014 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Headquarters project has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards. The overall vision of the 11,400 sq. m ETFO Headquarters was to provide a welcoming home for ETFO and a pinnacle of sustainable building practice. This innovative new building effectively demonstrates how sustainable design can be successfully integrated into an urban neighbourhood in transition. Integral Group provided mechanical consulting engineering services as part of an integrated design team led by KPMB Architects. The diligent collaboration amongst team members turned ETFO’s vision for sustainability into reality.
The award winners will be announced on April 12, 2014 at Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON at 6:00 pm. Read more at CEO.
Additionally, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Headquarters recently achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the first purpose-built structure to achieve LEED Platinum status in Toronto. The new building also achieved a Canadian first in geo-exchange heating and cooling, one which has opened up the possibility of retrofitting older buildings with innovative drilling and geo-exchange systems. Read more at ConstructionLinks.