City owned green buildings

  • Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven is one of the City’s green recreational facilities. This project has pursued LEED Silver certification, to verify the building has achieved sustainability targets and reduced its environmental impact.

  • In Dec 2006 design started on the new City of Ottawa Heatherington Community Centre located on 1560 Heatherington Rd., Ottawa. The new community centre will replace the existing portables on the site which have passed the end of their serviceable life.

  • This building will support the dispatch operation for the new maintenance facility for OC Transpo’s articulated bus fleet dispatched from the Industrial Road depot. This building will house the dispatching functions and will include: office space; lounge and lunchroom facilities, meeting room space, and a fitness facility.

  • A 2008 density and response study concluded that additional fire services were required in Barrhaven, and allocated funds for the construction of a 3 Bay Urban Fire Station. The building will incorporate a wide range of sustainable design features, which will reduce energy consumption, use of natural resources, impact on the environment, as well as improve occupant health and comfort.

  • The Library Materials Handling Centre will house two distinct functions from the Ottawa Public Library. Technical Services is the group that manages the purchase of new library material and the processing of the material from the point that it arrives from a publisher to the point at which it is in the Library’s general circulation.

    Materials Handling manages the material in circulation that flows to and from all of the City’s 33 branches; material will arrive and will flow through a computerized sorting system that automatically sorts materials into the specific branch destinations.

  • A renovation of the venerable Centrepointe Theatre, this project covers the full program of spatial requirements needed by the Theatre: the addition of a rehearsal studio, lobby, two new dressing rooms, green room, catering kitchen, storage, workshop, administrative offices and washroom, accessible elevator, a second loading dock, and volunteer, multi-purpose, first aid, janitorial rooms.

  • This new pool facility is scheduled to be completed in early 2012. The program includes a 25M – 6 lane main pool basin, leisure basin, and dry sauna. The pool basins will be treated with a combination chlorine / UV water purification system. To accommodate supplementary programming, a multi-purpose room and fitness centre is included to compliment the main aquatic focus of the facility.

  • In November 2008, the 23,000 sq ft expansion of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex was officially opened to the public. The expansion space includes a gym and fitness facility, and multi-purpose rooms for events, health programs, and community meetings. The building incorporates a wide range of sustainable design features that will reduce energy consumption, use natural resources, reduce the impact on the environment, and improve occupant health and comfort. This project is LEED NC Certified (New commercial construction and major renovation projects).

  • This project, funded by stimulus dollars, is an addition to the existing Greenboro Community Centre and District Library. The Community Centre was constructed in 1988 and the District Library addition was completed in 2006. The District Library was designed to meet LEED® standards, however certification from CaGBC was not pursued.

    The current expansion includes a (dividable) aerobics room, dance studio and a combination seniors / youth activity room as well as washrooms and change rooms.

    As part of the stimulus program, all construction must be completed by March 31, 2011.

  • A feasibility study to relocate the existing Huron Towers Childcare allocated funds for the demolition of an existing house and the construction of a new 3,000 sq. ft. daycare.

    The newly-renovated complex includes: the addition of an after school program, lobby, office, toddler room, pre-school art, pre-school gross motor, cubby spaces, staff room, dining room, kitchen, pantry, clean-up room, laundry, washrooms, storage rooms, equipment spaces, and janitorial rooms. The exterior program includes a toddler playground area, pre-school playground area, a natural playground area, storage sheds, and natural landscaping.

  • The maintenance garage is one of two buildings in the Industrial complex, and this building will support the bus maintenance operations for the new articulated bus maintenance facility for OC Transpo’s articulated bus fleet dispatched from this Industrial Road facility. This building will house the administration, maintenance, stores, fueling and cleaning functions and will include: office spaces; lounge and lunchroom facilities, training / meeting room space.

  • The Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata will fulfill a long-standing need for a major recreation complex to serve the rapidly growing north-western region of the City of Ottawa, offering a range of community and recreation facilities. It is expected to open in Fall 2013.

  • The project began in 2008 with a density and response study which concluded that additional fire service was required in rapidly-expanding Kanata West. The construction of a new 3 Bay Urban Fire Station, a partnership with CSV Architects and City staff, was completed in February 2011. This building was awarded the LEED® Silver rating.

  • The future site of the Kinburn Arena is central in the former Township of Kinburn, immediately southwest of Constance Bay. This project includes the design, construction and operation of the arena, the existing Client Service Centre building and a new paramedic post. The arena is a 34,500 square foot indoor recreation ice complex housing one NHL ice surface, change rooms, a lobby and a concession area.

  • The Orléans Arts Centre (Shenkman Arts centre) was designed and constructed as an efficient, community-based performing arts centre. A LEED® Silver rating resulted in specific modifications to the mechanical and electrical systems that will produce long-term efficiencies and reduce operating costs. The upgrades will also relate to enhanced operating measures and controls by the P3 operator (BLJC-JCI) to further reduce operating costs.

  • In December 2005, the Ottawa Paramedic Service moved into their new headquarters located on Don Reid Drive. This 100,000 square foot facility consolidates the OPS’ previous operations into a single building to serve the residents of Ottawa. The building was designed by Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects and design-built by Aecon Westeinde Alliance Incorporated.

  • Completed in March 2011, this expansion includes interior upgrades to the existing Community Centre and a 7,500 sq. ft. expansion including a new gym and a multi-purpose room. Of the $3.1M construction budget, approximately $1.1M is directed towards upgrades to the existing facility and approximately $2M is directed towards the new construction and enhanced site works.

  • In July 2007 construction was completed on the new City of Ottawa Fire Station 73 located on Rockdale Road, Vars. The 820m2 (8800 sq ft) volunteer manned station replaces the existing one in Vars which has passed the end of its serviceable life. The new building was awarded the LEED certified designation.