PCL’s 5P approach to making its people, projects, practices, places and partnerships more sustainable provides our clients with a high-level of customized service that benefits each of their projects. Whether clients need a partner to provide guidance or advice, our experts are here to help them achieve their sustainable construction needs.

PCL’s diverse portfolio of recent green projects shaping Winnipeg include the WAG Inuit Art Centre, Outlet Collections mall, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Axworthy Health and RecPlex, True North Square and City of Winnipeg Transit Bus Garage. Each of these high-profile projects supported the client’s sustainability objectives by minimizing waste, reducing operating costs and incorporating materials that address long-term maintenance goals.  

Targeted for LEED® Gold certification, the two towers of True North Square are Winnipeg’s newest downtown landmarks and destination for people to live, work and gather. The outdoor plaza and street market promise a hub of activity with the aim to revitalize downtown. Our client was clear about their commitment to sustainability throughout the design and construction process. Each of the 194 residential suites, 14 floors of office space and the trendy Hargrave Street Market are outfitted with sustainable features that include recycling and waste management, water saving plumbing, bike-to-work facilities and electric car charging stations. The green roof is designed to lower energy costs and create a dynamic, outdoor gathering space. The towers incorporate energy recovery ventilation systems and high-efficiency curtainwall systems. True North has become the perfect example of efficiency blended with fun and function.

PCL leveraged its expert construction management project delivery and vast trade contractor network to deliver the sustainability aspects of this project. This productive partnership allowed PCL to deliver the project on time and incorporate systems boasting a 90% efficiency rating for energy recovery. 

The Fort Rouge Transit Bus Garage Expansion was the City of Winnipeg’s latest opportunity to showcase its commitment to sustainable development. The half century old building is home to 95% of the city’s transit bus maintenance operations. One of the city’s goals was to meet future technology demands of the evolving bus fleet and achieve LEED certification.

The design-build project was awarded to PCL in 2017 and included an addition to the existing maintenance building, new paint booths and office renovations. Upgrades to the building systems included main electrical service, distribution panels and back-up generators.

LEED Silver certification was awarded based on the project’s 47% reduction in water use, 38% savings in energy costs and 95% construction waste diversion from landfill.

This project has been able to support the City of Winnipeg’s sustainability initiatives by reducing CO2 emissions and supporting sustainable transportation while incorporating green building principles. This encourages responsible waste management and source solutions to conserve water.

Diverse and complex projects require dedication from many stakeholders to achieve an owner’s vision while exceeding expectations. Drawing on our knowledge base to deliver the final product personalizes PCL’s services to the needs of the project. PCL’s 5P Model of Sustainability allows meaningful relationships with clients and construction partners by creating productive relationships that consistently deliver outstanding success.