The project was selected for a based on several factors, including:
- The adaptive reuse approach resulted in the original concrete structure remaining intact, which significantly reduced the building’s carbon footprint.
- A geothermal system that cools and heats the building
New materials and systems that were selected with a goal towards sustainability.
- Increased housing density in a rural setting with a reduced environmental impact.
- Commitment to community and social sustainability.
Dalton led construction activities on the project, which transformed the former Bata Shoe Factory in Batawa, ON into a condominium featuring 47 residential units and spaces for commercial and community use.
The project is the vision of Sonja Bata–who passed away in 2018–who established the Batawa Development Corporation’s (BDC) to build the condominium as part of her plan to create a beautiful, sustainable, vibrant, and friendly community in Batawa, ON
Now in its 13th year, the Canadian Green Building Awards is a program organized and promoted by Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine (SABMag). The program was established to recognize new and adaptive re-use projects from across the country that exemplify sustainable, high-performance building design in Canada.
Learn more about the award and read the complete list of this year’s winners.
Learn more about Dalton's role as construction manager on the project.