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RCN’s Tribute Tower achieves LEED Silver

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RCN’s Tribute Tower achieves LEED Silver

MONTREAL — The Royal Canadian Navy’s new Tribute Tower at CFB Stadacona in Halifax has received LEED (Leadership in Environment and Energy Design) Silver certification, SNC-Lavalin announced recently.

Tribute Tower is a 12-storey accommodation tower with a three-level podium that includes dining and messing facilities for junior ranks personnel.

It pursued and achieved the LEED Silver certification through the Canadian Green Building Council’s LEED Canada NC 2009 Green Building Rating System and has been designed and constructed in accordance with sustainability requirements that reduce its environmental footprint throughout the design lifetime.

The $65 million construction contract was awarded to a Design Build Joint Venture partnership of SNC-Lavalin Construction and Aecon Atlantic in 2013. When Aecon was sold, both firms sold their interest in the project to Pomerleau, who completed the construction.

As the designer of record, SNC-Lavalin remained involved until project completion, with the Halifax office leading an engineering team incorporating specialty high rise experience in mechanical and electrical engineering from the Toronto office, along with specialty structural engineering experience from Sigmund Soudack and Associates in Toronto, the release stated. Architecture and LEED consulting services were provided by A49 of Halifax.

SNC-Lavalin collaborated with Protection Engineering Consultants of Texas to design Tribute Tower in accordance with the United States Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) 4-023-03 standard, Design of Buildings to Resist Progressive Collapse. It is the first structure built to this standard in Canada.

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