Harbourfront Centre – Toronto, April 2009

Harbourfront Centre (HFC) is committed to transforming its 10 acre site into a green district on Toronto’s waterfront.  As part of its core operations, HFC wishes to explicitly adopt principles and practices that are inherently green and sustainable throughout the organization.

As part of this effort, HFC contacted SBC to assist in developing a Sustainability Vision Statement and ultimately in developing and delivering an Integrated Design Charrette that would bring together a variety of green building specialists including architects, mechanical, electrical and structural engineers, experts in costing lighting, building envelope, renewable energy, and environmental marketing and program management.

HFC buildings and property are a central part of Toronto’s public realm. The greening of an important space such as HFC is not only significant because of the direct environmental impacts and the improved performance of its own facilities, but because it represents a unique opportunity to engage, educate and inspire the public in the process.