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First Phase Completed for LGA’s Evergreen Kiln Building Redevelopment

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Article courtesy of Canadian Architect

Today, Evergreen celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Kiln Building Redevelopment, an ambitious project that strives to create one of Canada’s carbon neutral sites. This morning, Evergreen CEO Geoff Cape, joined by Mayor John Tory and the project’s partners and patrons, marked this milestone with an unveiling of the future City Builders Gallery located in the now fully-enclosed historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works.The retrofit of the historic 53,000-square-foot kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works began in March 2017. Since its initial stages, the kiln building has become a test site to advance and accelerate the shift to more sustainable construction design and practices. Evergreen and its partners – including construction lead EllisDon, manufacturing partner CRH Canada, and the design team led by LGA Architectural Partners in consultation with heritage design specialists ERA Architects – have worked together to offer new possibilities for developing sustainable cities while ensuring that the historic features are preserved. Upon completion, the project will be one of the first carbon neutral sites in Canada.“The Kiln Building Redevelopment is not your typical retrofit,” said Geoff Cape, Evergreen CEO. “Working closely with our construction and design partners, the project is leading the way in creating inclusive, low carbon flourishing cities of the future. We are grateful for the generous and ongoing support of our partners in further establishing Evergreen Brick Works as the destination for urban innovation in Canada.”The transformation of the historic kiln building will be home to the new global demonstration hub, a dynamic year-round innovation and training centre where urban thought leaders and citizen city builders from across sectors can gather to co-create, test and prototype solutions for building inclusive low carbon cities. The project is part of a $30 million campaign to create the Future Cities Centre and its related programs. With $2.25 million secured from a group of Canada’s leading city builders, the campaign reaches an important milestone of $20 million.Read the full article HERE