International Examples of Sustainable Construction


Greening the Infrastructure at Benny Farm

Situated within a community in Montréal, a nonprofit, collectively run company oversees the ownership, management, and investment of the development. At the core of the design is the establishment of participatory models and investment in sustainable construction, centered on common energy, water & waste management.

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Learning from Montreal’s green social housing
Decades of pressing for change
“Active involvement of stakeholders in the planning and execution of the neighborhood upgrade” – Holcim Awards Jury
Transferable solutions to renewal
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Gold 2005 to an urban landscape and architectural project
“A strong ethical position by offering to people an ecologically sensitive environment that could not normally afford the choice to do so” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for North America
Project Details
Montréal, Canada
Holcim Awards
Gold 2005
North America
Holcim Awards
Bronze 2006