Solid Gold

CCI Group (CCIG) Inc., which offers building lifecycle consulting engineering services, was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ Gold Standard Winners in 2015. Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums sponsor the Best Managed designation.

“Being named a Gold Standard winner is a remarkable accomplishment,” CCIG CEO Gus Sarrouh said in a statement. “Over the past few years, this company has achieved some incredible milestones, including opening offices across the country, expanding our service offerings to better help our clients and almost tripling in size.

“We are very proud of being a Gold Standard winner as it recognizes the hard work and dedication of our people and our continued commitment to provide high-quality services to our clients,” he said.

CCIG previously was a winner in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2012. “Best Managed Companies are strong in strategy, capability, commitment and financial performance,” commented Peter Brown, a partner at Deloitte and co-leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “They are all great Canadian business success stories.” For more information, go to

One of the Best

Design/build and construction management company Maple Reinders Group Ltd. also was ranked as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for excellence in business performance. “CIBC congratulates Maple Reinders Group on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – a reflection of its strong leadership, sound business planning and focus on growth,” CIBC Executive Vice-President of Business and Corporate Banking Jon Hountalas said.

“We’re proud to celebrate this outstanding achievement and applaud the entire team for their contributions to the Canadian marketplace,” he added.

“Maple Reinders was named a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2010 and the employees of Maple Reinders are very proud to once again re-qualify as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” President Mike Reinders said. “We always say that this is not a mark of distinction for senior management, but of all employees.

“Every employee manages part of our business and we all do our part to make our team a success,” he said. “We proudly display the Best Managed logo wherever we can and it is well recognized.” To find more, go to

Sustainable Commitment

In February, EnerQuality Corp. announced the 2015 EnerQuality Award winners at an event in Toronto. “Each year, the awards are presented to builders committed to building energy efficient and sustainable homes,” the company says.

Mattamy Homes won the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year – Large Volume award for the third time. “Mattamy Homes was one of the first builders to participate in the ENERGY STAR program, which has become the most successful green building program in Canada,” EnerQuality says. “Today, 32 percent of all new homes build in Ontario are ENERGY STAR qualified.”

It also named The Minto Group as the Ontario Green Builder of the Year for the second year in a row. “The award is presented annually to a builder that raises the bar for the rest of the industry through its leadership in improving the environmental, energy efficiency and overall image of the industry,” EnerQuality says.

The Net Zero Builder of the Year Award went to Reid’s Heritage Homes. “Net Zero homes are energy self-sufficient and are designed to produce at least as much power as they consume,” EnerQuality says. “Reid’s Heritage Homes was also the recipient of the Building Innovation – Low Rise award, and the Best Green Marketing Campaign of the Year, for their efforts to educate homebuyers.” 

Tridel also won the award for Building Innovation – Mid and High Rise. “The award recognizes technical excellence in energy efficient and green building practices, which is key to achieving more sustainable communities,” EnerQuality says.

The event also saw the induction of Andy Goya, Canadian builder lead and market development manager for Owens Corning Canada, into the EnerQuality Hall of Fame. “This award is presented to an individual who, over the course of their career, has made a lasting impact on energy efficiency and green building in the housing industry,” EnerQuality says.

“Mr. Goyda has been influential in the residential industry for 40 years, including his pioneering support of ENERGY STAR for New Homes and Net Zero,” the company says. “His leadership has helped Ontario’s homebuilding industry become the most energy efficient in Canada.”  For more information, visit

The Very First

The McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group (MHIG) and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) announced that the Glen site project in Montreal is the first Quebec hospital to achieve LEED Gold New Construction certification from the Canada Green Building Council. The hospital complex opened in 2015.

Its eco-friendly features include low-flow faucets that decrease the potable water consumption by 40 percent, 79 charging stations for electric vehicles and a waste management centre for recycling paper, cardboard, electronic waste, glass and plastic. During construction, 27 percent of construction materials were sourced locally, while 94 percent of the construction waste and debris was reused and recycled. 

“The McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group is very proud of the project’s LEED Gold certification, and thanks to the tireless efforts of our accomplished team, we have reduced the structure’s environmental footprint,” MHIG President Denis Crevier said. “We’ve succeeded in making this project a hospital complex that ranks among the greenest in North America.”

“As a public institution, the MUHC offers a healing environment for both patients and the public,” MUHC President and Executive Director Normand Rinfret said. “In this respect, building the Glen site served as an excellent opportunity to integrate sustainable development principles into healthcare planning. This certificate exemplifies our commitment to act as a leader of responsible environmental stewardship within the healthcare sector.” To learn more, go to 

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