• September 11, 2019

Lemay’s building the Phenix continues to draw accolades for its cutting-edge strategies to promote user wellness, slash energy consumption and benefit the environment, with a first Eurêka award from Écotech Québec.

Already the winner of a 2018 INOVA Award from the Institut de développement urbain du Québec, Lemay’s Montreal office and sustainability laboratory also features prominently in the firm’s Net PositiveTM approach that recently won a Novae Award.

The Eurêka awards recognize organizations’ or companies’ commitment to clean technologies. The Phenix was an abandoned 1950s-era warehouse that Lemay has transformed into an experimental laboratory for sustainability and workplace design.

Its many sustainable features include a curtain-wall heat-recovery system, an indoor green wall to improve air quality, plants inside the open workshop to ensure privacy and absorb sound, natural lighting and ventilation, and soon-to-be-installed roof-mounted solar panels.

Targeting LEED-Platinum certification, the Phenix also boasts a rare 3-star Fitwel rating from the Center for Active Design (CfAD) in recognition of its promotion of user wellness.

Lemay Principal Mélanie Veilleux and Sustainability Director Hugo Lafrance accepted the honour on behalf of Lemay. View the award-winning submission here.

Lemay invites urban development professionals, researchers and students to exchange and learn more about leadership in sustainability as part of Lemay Net Positive Day on Wednesday, September 25.