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6 of the Most Iconic Canadian Green Buildings

The Canadian Green Building Council (CAGBC) champions green buildings that are not only good for the planet, but healthier for the people that live, work, and play inside them. Created with the ethos that sustainable buildings are a cost-effective solution for carbon reduction, innovation, and job creation, CAGBC aims to lead a movement transforming communities throughout Canada with zero-carbon green buildings, setting the country on course for a more sustainable future.

Here's a look at six prominent green buildings in Canada today, from Eighth Avenue Place in Calgary to the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus in Toronto.

EQ Bank Tower – Toronto, Ontario

Among other tenants, the EQ Bank Tower is to be the new headquarters of Think Research, a Canadian health startup that was involved in the fight against Covid-19, delivering clinical data and lifesaving operational tools to frontline workers. This 24-story tower was designed by Sweeny & Co. Architects. Due to be completed this year, EQ Bank Tower is located in Toronto’s Corktown district, a hub for tech workers. The tower’s living walls, green terraces, and energy efficient ventilation are designed to earn it LEED Gold certification.

Eighth Avenue Place – Calgary, Alberta

Manitoba Hydro Place – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Aquabella – Toronto, Ontario

Greenstone Building –Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus – Toronto, Ontario


Bill Starkey

A longtime entrepreneur in Montgomery, Texas, Bill Starkey served as the CEO of Starkey Construction from 1978 to 2015. He delivered measurable results in custom-designed luxury residences and met clients’ specific needs. Emphasizing quality over quantity, Bill Starkey ensured that premium materials were used for building and finishing, and he used a wide range of classic architectural styles, including Georgian and Elizabethan.



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