Tribute Tower gets LEED certification

From left: Capt Denis Seguin, EngO RPOS(H); CWO Glenn Simpkin, Canadian Military Engineers (CME) Branch Chief; Col Cmdt of the CME Branch, BGen (Ret’d) Steve Irwin; Capt(N) Mazur; Clive Orford; Kaska Gonera, Project Manager, DND, ADM(IE), DCPD; Capt Kim Fitzgerald, 2 IC RPOS(H); and MWO Dion Collins, SSM RPOS(H). Defence Construction Canada delivered this capital project, which has received ongoing support and maintenance from RPOS(H).

Tribute Tower receives LEED Silver certification

By CFB Halifax PA

Clive Orford, Directorate, Real Property Project Development – Navy Cell, presents CFB Halifax Base Commander Capt(N) David Mazur with a LEED Silver plaque at CFB Halifax Stadacona Tribute Tower on September 25. The Tribute Tower facility, which opened in December 2016 and received its LEED Silver certification in May 2019, combines a 12-storey accommodation tower with a three-level podium that incorporates dining and messing facilities for junior ranks personnel.

 The Leadership in Environment and Energy Design (LEED) Silver designation is often a minimum design target for federal government buildings with a construction value of $10M or greater. The Tribute Tower project pursued and achieved the LEED Silver certification through the Canadian Green Building Council’s LEED Canada NC 2009 Green Building Rating System. Tribute Tower has been designed and constructed in accordance with a robust sustainability requirement that reduces its environmental footprint throughout the design lifetime. On hand for the presentation were members from the Canadian Military Engineers (CME) Branch, Real Property Operations Section Halifax (RPOS(H)) and Defence Construction Canada. Bravo Zulu to all involved!