Golder was recognized for engineering excellence at the 2018 Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) Brownie Awards held on November 21st in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Golder received the RENEW: Development at the Community Scale Award for the Greystone Village Development Project in Ottawa, Ontario; was recognized as part of the winning team on the Bentway Project in Toronto, Ontario that won the REINVEST: Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships Award; and was short-listed in the REMEDIATE: Sustainable Remediation and Technical Innovation category for the Avenir Centre Sustainable Remediation Project in Moncton, New Brunswick.
“Being recognized as industry leaders in sustainable brownfields redevelopment at a community scale is an honour, said Golder’s Paul Smolkin, Principal. We share this award with our client, Regional Group, who recognized the value of investing in projects such as this that bring significant benefits to the communities in which they are located.”
Golder was retained by Regional Group as part of the project team to provide a range of services to develop Greystone Village, a project that transforms the Old Ottawa East neighbourhood by re-envisioning a large under-utilized property to provide a mix of residential, commercial and community uses. The site includes a large designated heritage structure and heritage-designated landscaping features. The multi-year development project involved 3-phased remediation, beneficial re-use of processed bedrock from the City of Ottawa’s (the City) tunnel project as engineered backfill, designated substance assessments, archaeological investigations and natural environment studies, and was the first application to the City of Ottawa for Brownfields Program funding assistance as applied to multiple phases of remediation and redevelopment over an extended time period.