Windmill has a green building track record that speaks for itself: all of our mixed-use buildings have been certified LEED Platinum, among which is the highest score ever achieved for a LEED project worldwide.
Our projects share a number of common elements. All started with underused or abandoned, polluted lands needing remediation and redevelopment, and all are in urban core areas. Each development had strong community support, whether through formal community planning processes, as at Dockside in Victoria, city-sponsored requests for proposals or informal consultations with community groups. And each involved top-notch designers and builders who maximized the potential of the sites and brought together a shared vision to create community assets.
A 15-acre brownfield formerly owned by the City of Victoria, Dockside Green is now being built out over seven years as a model sustainable community, with exemplary energy performance, on-site renewable energy sources, on-site wastewater treatment, and a wide array of green building materials. This LEED Platinum development has earned the distinction of being one of 16 Clinton Climate Initiative Climate Positive developments, and is a new benchmark for triple bottom line achievement.
This performing arts centre and modern condominium tower has become the new anchor in the Wellington West neighbourhood of Ottawa. A showcase of sustainable features, the building harvests rainwater and solar energy and is filled with healthy, sustainably harvested, low emissions finishes.
Acqua + Vento
These two mixed-use buildings within Calgary’s new Bridges neighbourhood were Windmill’s first projects undertaken, and achieved North America’s first LEED Platinum certification for a multi-family residential project, reflecting its innovative design, energy use reduction and water conservation strategies.