The Western Journal 2012 - (Page 38)

Its Kind in by Stephen Murdoch First of Canada to sustainability by meeting higher performance standards in environmental responsibility and energy efficiency. “WAA’s objectives for the new Air Terminal Building aligned with various LEED New Construction standards; therefore, the decision to pursue LEED just made sense to us. As a team, we wanted to provide a signature facility to serve the community, assure a sustainable enterprise and promote environmental stewardship,” Alongi explains. Achieving environmentally responsible airport operations and exceeding the requirements of applicable Mechanical Contractors Associations of Alberta, B.C., Manitoba & Saskatchewan 2012 T he City of Winnipeg is now home to one of the most energyefficient buildings in the world. O f f i c i a l ly o p e n i n g it s do o r s to the public on October 30, 2011, t he Wi n n ipeg Ja me s A r m st rong Richardson International Airport is the first freestanding airport building in Canada to be LEED certified. The Winnipeg Airport Authority’s (WAA) vision for a new air terminal building aligned with the principles of sustainable development has become a reality. Ch r i st i ne A long i, D i re c tor of Communications and Public Affairs for the WAA, is excited about the new 38 terminal building and the effort that went into its construction. “Building Canada’s newest and greenest airport was a collaborative project from concept to opening. From the infancy stages to Board approval, to ground breaking ceremony, to the various stages of construction, and through commissioning and activation, all stakeholders were engaged and consulted. Having an opportunity to serve the community and open the new front door is an honor for WAA Board and staff,” Alongi says. From early on, the building project had to demonstrate a commitment

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Western Journal 2012

MCA Canada Message
Alberta Message
British Columbia Message
Manitoba Message
Saskatchewan Message
Alberta Update
British Columbia Update
Manitoba Update
Saskatchewan Update
World Plumbing Day
Victim of Its Own Success
First of Its Kind in Canada
A New Approach: The Future of the Construction Sector Council
Protecting One’s Right to Timely Payment
Clean Energy Pays Big Dividends to Environment and Bottom Line
Index to Advertisers

The Western Journal 2012