International Spotlight On New Red River Campus |
WINNIPEG - APRIL 4, 2002 - Manitoba to represent Canada At Green Building Challenge in Oslo
Premier Gary Doer and Mayor Glen Murray today announced that Manitoba's new Red River College downtown Winnipeg campus will represent Canadian achievements in using green building construction concepts at the Third International Green Building Challenge--Sustainable Buildings 2002.
"This is the first time that a Manitoba project has been selected to represent Canada at this prestigious international forum," said Doer. "The Red River Princess Street Campus represents a sustainable alternative that combines state of the art technologies with a greater awareness of the need to address environmental concerns. It is a tremendous honour for Manitoba and our consultants, Corbett Cibinel Architects, to be one of Canada's three representatives."
"The city is extremely pleased to be a partner in creating such an innovative, sustainable downtown campus," said Murray. "This is about more than bricks and mortar. We are collectively creating new energy in our core area and, through this green approach to infrastructure, we are reflecting values of a new generation of Winnipeggers. It is gratifying that the international community recognizes our efforts."
The multimillion dollar campus was selected by a team of national experts to be one of three Canadian case studies at the international conference to be held in Oslo, Norway in September. Selections are made through a rigorous screening and evaluation process from both public and private sector entrants submitted nationwide.
Green building concepts focus on how to incorporate environmentally responsible procedures, systems, products and equipment into construction, renovation and deconstruction projects.
"The conference will raise the consciousness of green building design in all participating countries," said Doug Corbett, leader of the Princess Street Consortium's design team of local and national consultants. "More significantly, it will bring international attention to Manitoba for the leading edge design features being incorporated in the Princess Street Campus buildings."
The national Green Building Challenge committee selected the campus for a variety of design features including:
Materials salvaged from the old buildings for use in the new campus include millwork, windows, doors, ceramic tile, glass, brick, stone, cast iron columns, timber trusses and lumber.
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