PCL’s Centennial Learning Centre First Private Sector Alberta Building to be Certified LEED Gold

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EDMONTON, Alberta – The PCL family of companies and Cohos Evamy are pleased to announce that the PCL Centennial Learning Centre in Edmonton, Alberta has been certified as a Gold Level LEED building. It is the first private sector building in Alberta to achieve this level of LEED certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a widely recognized rating system created and administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Centennial Learning Centre is one of 20 LEED Gold projects in Canada, the second in Edmonton, and the third in Alberta.

PCL Centennial Learning Centre
The PCL Centennial Learning Centre is the focal point of the North American contracting organization’s Headquarters and opened in 2006 as a flagship project celebrating PCL’s 100th anniversary. The building and adjoining park met a high number of energy and environmental design criteria set out by the USGBC. Its numerous sustainable design innovations include solar driven natural ventilation, geo-thermal pre-tempered fresh air for heating and cooling, water conservation and recycling, a high performance mechanically integrated building envelope and environmentally sensitive construction materials with high recycled content.
Cohos Evamy were prime consultants on the PCL Centennial Learning Centre. They provided integrated design services including architecture, interior design, and structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. Carlyle and Associates were the landscape architects.
“We are proud to have helped PCL create this landmark building in Edmonton’s south side,” said Stephen Boyd, project architect and partner with Cohos Evamy. “The remarkable teamwork we had with PCL as both owner and builder, and our integrated design process were key elements in realizing the vision for this truly spectacular building and park.”
“The Centennial Learning Centre project was unique in that PCL was the owner and contractor. Cohos Evamy understood the dynamics of this from the beginning and helped us realize our environmental goals from both perspectives,” said Alan Bodie, PCL’s President of Strategic Initiatives and PCL’s executive sponsor for the project.
Cohos Evamy is a unique firm, offering a fully integrated design approach to exceed clients’ expectations for better designed, better coordinated, and better performing buildings. Using the most current technology, they operate as a single integrated design studio working from Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. Cohos Evamy’s studio of over 250 people includes architects, interior designers, engineers and planners working side by side on integrated project teams. 
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About the PCL family of companies

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.


Shane Jones
Media Relations Specialist
PCL Construction
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