News

2016

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It’s on! Construction of Carré Saint-Laurent beginsTuesday, october 25 2016

Montreal, October 25, 2016 – This morning marked a momentous occasion as construction kicked off for Carré Saint-Laurent, a mixed-use development that will revitalize the intersection of Montreal’s two traditional main streets, Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Catherine.

The new development is located at the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles and bordered by Rue Saint-Catherine to the north, Monument-National theatre to the south, Boulevard Saint-Laurent to the east and Rue Clark to the west. With a total area of approximately 25,000 m2, Carré Saint-Laurent will be home to offices, businesses, and cultural organizations (Phase 1), as well as a residential component (Phase 2).

The $115 million project features a 15-metre tall retail podium that stretches from the Monument-National to Rue Saint-Catherine, framing the Café Cléopâtre, along with a 38-metre tall southern cluster.

Les Halles Saint-Laurent

In summer 2019 Les Halles Saint-Laurent, a unique public market for food and related products, will set up shop on the ground floor of the complex. Managed by Société de développement Angus (SDA), the market will gather over fifty independent merchants in a clearly defined space showcasing the very best in Quebec cuisine.

The entire southern cluster, some 14,000 m2 spread over the top 8 floors, will be occupied by Quebec government offices. To complete Phase 1, a 175-spot, 3-level underground parking garage will be built, featuring 5 spaces equipped with electric vehicle charging stations and more than 100 bike parking spots accessible via and a dedicated bike access ramp.

The entire development is being planned to achieve LEED-CS certification, a reflection of Société de développement Angus’s commitment to sustainable development. Carré Saint-Laurent has already won the 2014 Prix Projet Vert award from Voir vert-Le Portail du bâtiment durable au Québec, in recognition of outstanding environmental performance.

Demolition work upcoming

The demolition of the two buildings currently standing in the northern and southern sections of the site will begin in the weeks ahead, and the southern façade will be dismantled and stored.

SDA’s partners for this project are Provencher_Roy (architects), Pomerleau (general contractor), SNC-Lavalin (structural and civil engineering), and SMI-Enerpro (mechanical and electrical).

The Carré Saint-Laurent development is made possible by Fonds Immobilier Angus (FIA), a fund established by Fondaction in partnership with SDA.

 

 
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SDA presents Technopôle Angus to the UNThursday, september 22 2016

On September 20, Société de développement Angus (SDA) was invited, in association with the 71st United Nations General Assembly, to present its Technopôle Angus development to the International Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy (ILGSSE).

Hosted by France and presided by Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, and by the Mont-Blanc Meetings – International Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs, the meeting brought together a hundred luminaries in the field including André Vallini, France’s Minister of State for Development and Francophonie; José Graziano da Silva, Director General the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Task-Force on SSE (UNTFSSE); Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development; and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal.

Under the theme of “The Social and Solidarity Economy as a Vector of Sustainable Urban Development,” participants discussed how SSE contributes to building sustainable, livable cities and settlements. As an urban renewal project that provides substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits to the community, Technopôle Angus was presented as a concrete example of SSE in action that demonstrates the leading role social economy enterprises can play in the development of cities, and highlights the importance of partnerships between social enterprises, the public sector, and solidarity financial institutions.

Once a contaminated 2-million-square-foot brownfield, Technopôle Angus has been transformed over twenty years into a bustling workplace prized for outstanding quality of life, vibrant community, environmental integration, and leading edge sustainability initiatives. Today, with just over 50% of land developed and 56 organizations in place, some 2,300 employees work at Technopôle Angus daily. Once Phase II has been completed, the Technopôle will welcome 1,500 new workers, twenty businesses serving local needs, hundreds of residential units, and four public squares.

Discover the neighbourhood

About ILGSSE

The Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy (ILGSSE) was launched in September 2014 at a Mont-Blanc Meetings event in New York associated with the UN General Assembly, to facilitate and foster the practice of social and solidarity entrepreneurship (SSE) internationally. ILGSSE’s mandate is to build understanding of SSE and implement it in a new development model designed to help achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs).

 
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Four prominent figures appointed to the société de développement angus board of directorsThursday, february 25 2016

Société de développement Angus (SDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members—all results-oriented, talented, visionary professionals¾whose expertise will contribute significantly to the successful development and growth of sda’s many projects.

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Coralie Deny, executive director of the Montreal Regional Environmental council (CRÉ); Ms. Christine Fréchette, director–external and institutional relations at montreal international; Mr. Alexandre Taillefer,  managing partner at XPND Capital; and Mr.Jean-Martin Aussant, executive director of chantier de l’économie social.

Société de développement Angus thanks our new board members for undertaking this commitment.

 

2015

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Technopôle Angus named “Best Overall” project in Canada by Canadian Urban Institute Tuesday, october 13 2015

The 2015 Brownie awards were presented at a gala event for the Canadian Urban Institute’s annual forum, and Technopôle Angus brought home the evening’s top honors. The “Best Overall” award recognizes a single project or program that combines excellence in urban design, outstanding public space, and innovative approaches to land remediation in adherence with sustainable development principles.

 

This honor recognizes Technopôle Angus’s excellence since its beginnings in 1999, including the Phase II development plan. Société de développement Angus worked with urban architecture firm Provencher_Roy to craft a development plan that continues to build on the outstanding work completed to date.

 

Head-to-head with four major projects from across Canada

 

Competition in the “Best Overall” category was stiff, pitting Technopôle Angus against four major urban renewal projects from across the country: the City of Vancouver’s Metropolitan Core Jobs & Economy Land Use Plan; the City of Edmonton’s Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program; Peel, Ontario’s Mississauga Road LID Pilot Project; and the Metalworks development in Guelph, Ontario. In addition to the win in the “Best Overall” category, Technopôle Angus was also a finalist in six other categories.

 

About the Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Awards

A joint initiative of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities Green Fund and the Canadian Brownfields Network, the Brownie Awards have recognized excellence in urban redevelopment in Canadian communities since 2001.

 

About Technopôle Angus

The Technopôle Angus development transformed a contaminated 2-million square foot industrial ruin into a thriving business park and multi-use community in the heart of Montreal that is now home to 2,300 employees working for 55 different organizations in 13 buildings.

Phase II, the final development phase, will complete the creation of a one-of-a-kind green neighbourhood where business, residents, and public space coexist in an unparalleled environment of sustainability.

Fully integrating multiple uses in a single site has enabled Technopôle Angus to implement a wealth of sustainable innovations, such as recovering and recirculating the energy between buildings, reusing solid waste and waste water, managing snow onsite, and many more.

Phase II of the development will add 1,500 new workers, some twenty businesses serving the local community, several hundred housing units, and 4 public squares. The Technopôle will represent a model of sustainable urban development marked by forward-looking urban planning, state-of-the-art facilities, and social and environmental innovation

 
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New VP Finance Tuesday, april 28 2015

 

Diamant will be builtThursday, april 16 2015

 

2014

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L'académie du chocolat s'installe au Technopôle AngusTuesday, october 07 2014

 
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Inauguration de l’OIIQ : Un édifice LEED de 60 000 pieds carrésThursday, october 02 2014

 
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Carré Saint-Laurent mixed-use project wins Green Project Award 2014Wednesday, april 23 2014

 
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SDA Partner in The New Maison d’Haïti ProjectTuesday, march 18 2014

 
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Christian Yaccarini : Extraordinary Urban DeveloperThursday, february 27 2014

To read this portrait in Formes Magazine, click here (French only).

 

 
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Sustainable Development Managers 3rd Summit: Christian Yaccarini Gives a TalkTuesday, february 18 2014

 

2013

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SDA launches Carré St-Laurent project in Quartier des spectacles: Premier Pauline Marois announces governement offices will be part of the mixed-used project. Monday, december 02 2013

 
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Le 2-22 building shines!Friday, october 25 2013

 
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Rosemont people back up new Technopôle Angus master planWednesday, october 02 2013

 
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Looking ahead together to the future of AngusWednesday, august 28 2013

Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie people and every Montreal citizen concerned by urban revitalization and sustainable development are all invited to discover Technopôle Angus ‘s new master plan on September 19, 7:00 PM, at Locoshop Angus, and give us their feedback.

Indeed, Société de développement Angus will embark on a new phase of development at Technopôle Angus in 2013. We will be developing the site’s remaining vacant lots (550,000 sq. ft.) to create a mixed-use space that reflects our commitment to sustainable development. This means achieving balance between office, commercial, and living spaces; offering outstanding amenities for both workers and residents; and creating public spaces and bringing them to life—plus incorporating a variety of cutting-edge environmental technologies that exceed today’s standards for sustainable building.

The project is a testament to SDA’s steadfast commitment to job creation and will serve as an invaluable legacy to Rosemont’s future generations. For more details on the master plan and the public meeting, please visit plan-angus.com

 

 
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OIIQ's New Head Office takes shape at TechnopoleFriday, august 16 2013

Au retour des vacances de la construction, les travailleurs du chantier du siège social de l'OIIQ au Technopôle Angus ont entamé l’étape du coulage de la dalle de béton de la toiture.  Jalon important, les travaux de bétonnage de la structure du bâtiment se concluront ainsi le 16 août, ce qui réjouit Charles Larouche, directeur général et vice-président finances de la SDA : «Malgré quelques imprévus et embûches, nous gardons le cap sur la date de livraison du bâtiment à l’été 2014 grâce à une coordination étroite au sein de l’équipe chantier et à des travailleurs vraiment dédiés qui ne ménagent pas leurs efforts.»

Depuis le jour 1 de ce chantier, la SDA veille par ailleurs à appliquer quotidiennement une gestion écologique des lieux. Par exemple, le plan de gestion des sédiments comporte l’installation de membrane filtrante sur les puisards de rue afin d’éviter l’écoulement des sédiments dans le réseau pluvial de la municipalité,  et un bassin de rétention crée sur le site, associé à une allée en pierre, permet le nettoyage des camions avant leurs sorties sur la rue. 







 
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Food Trucks : Summer's Calendar Monday, july 15 2013

Wish to better plan your Thursday lunches at Technopôle Angus? Here is the food truck line-up for the whole summer ! Meet them on Wiliam-Tremblay St., from 11 AM:

18 juillet             Roux et Fou's Truck
25 juillet             Quai Roulant, Phoenix 1 et Fou's Truck
1er août             Pas d'cochon, Dispatch
8 août                 Chaud dogs, Tuk Tuk, Dispatch
15 août               Landry et Filles, Dispatch
22 août               Lucky's, Chaud dogs, Dispatch
29 août               Route 27, Dispatch
5 septembre     Saigon JMS, Landry et Filles, Dispatch
12 septembre   Lucky's, Fou's Truck
19 septembre   Nomade SO6, Saigon JMS, Dispatch
26 septembre   Tuk Tuk, Dispatch

Bon appétit!

 
 
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GRI Sustainability Reporting: SDA gets an A!Wednesday, march 06 2013

Société de développement Angus (SDA) obtained Application Level A for its 2010–2012 Sustainable Development Report submitted to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Report Services. This is the second biennial GRI report produced by SDA. Like the first, this second version meets the organization’s transparency criteria for Level A.

In the reports, SDA explains how it organizes its governance, generates spinoffs for the local community, communicates with stakeholders, and works to reduce its ecological footprint. According to Jean-François Léonard, sustainable development consultant for SDA, “Explaining our processes and actions with regard to sustainable development in this type of report provides transparency for external stakeholders. The GRI serves as a valuable tool for Société de développement Angus because it helps us identify strengths as well as areas for improvement.”

Preparing a GRI Report is a voluntary accounting process undertaken by companies to assess their application of the principles of sustainable development at the economic, environmental, and social levels. The GRI was launched in 1997 by the US-based NGO Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its mission is to increase the quality, accuracy, and utility of sustainable development reporting.

 
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Le 2-22 obtains LEED-NC Silver certificationWednesday, february 27 2013

Société de développement Angus (SDA) is proud to announce that its Le 2-22 building located at the corner of boulevard Saint-Laurent and rue Sainte-Catherine in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles has officially received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction (LEED-NC) Silver certification.

Le 2-22 is a cultural building with an innovative, environmentally friendly design. SDA constructed the building according to LEED standards for the same cost as a traditional building, all in keeping with its policy for sustainable development. Le 2-22 obtained the certification based on features including double outer walls that act as thermal regulators, white roofing that helps reduce heat islands, and energy efficiency that reduces water consumption by 40% and energy consumption by 38%. The building also features bicycle racks, a change room, and showers to encourage users to opt for alternative methods of transportation. The project included a waste management plan that ensured 92% of waste from construction, demolition, and clearing was reused instead of being sent to a landfill.

Thank you to Ǽdifica + Gilles Huot (architects), SNC-Lavalin (engineers), and Groupe TEQ (contractors) for their expertise and contributions to this sustainable building!

 
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Technopôle Angus’s Health Center Opens its DoorsMonday, february 18 2013

Today marks the opening of Technopôle Angus’s new health center, Centre de santé Angus. Located at 4101 Molson, at the corner of Molson and William-Tremblay, the center houses a Family Medicine Group (FMG), radiology and physio and occupational therapy clinics, a pharmacy and a medical research facility.

Centre de santé Angus is SDA and its partners’ way of addressing the health care shortage in Rosemont─La Petite-Patriewhile offering patients all the services they need under one roof. SDA President and CEO Christian Yaccarini is excited about the project: “I’m very proud of the health center. It’s a great example of how SDA works with its partners to provide essential services to the community. The brand-new facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative approach are the icing on the cake.” The center is located just steps away from CLSC de Rosemont and will work closely with other local healthcare providers.

Members of Centre de santé Angus—the Angus medical clinic, RadiologiX, Réadaptation Universelle physio and occupational therapy, Uniprix, and MedPharmGene, a medical research facility have all committed to adopting eco-friendly practices. The Angus medical clinic uses electronic medical record, as part of a broader initiative to phase out paper. This is just one of the ways Technopôle Angus helps its tenants reduce their carbon footprints as part of its steadfast commitment to sustainable development.

 
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Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec to move their new head office at Technopôle Angus.Thursday, february 14 2013

Société de développement Angus (SDA) is pleased to announce the construction of the 13th building at Technopôle Angus, to house the head office of Ordre des infirmières et des infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) and Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l'espace francophone (SIDIIEF). The new building will be located on rue Molson between Mont-Royal and Rachel, in the borough of Rosemont─La Petite-Patrie. Constructionkicked off on Monday, February 11, 2013 and will be completed in summer 2014.

OIIQ was looking relocate its offices to better meet its changing needs. “Technopôle Angus was the obvious choice for lots of reasons—the competitive cost, easy access via public transit for employees and visitors, and its approach to sustainable development,” explained OIIQ president Lucie Tremblay. 

 
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Technopôle Angus wins SDA a Globe Awards of Excellence in EnvironmentWednesday, february 06 2013

Société de développement Angus (SDA) has won a Globe Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability for its Technopôle Angus project. The award recognizes companies that develop and implement exceptional urban renewal practices.

In his acceptance speech, SDA Sustainability  Advisor Jean-François Léonard noted that “The award does more than just strengthen SDA’s credibility as a leader in sustainable real estate development. It also shows that the time has come to make sustainable development the rule rather than the exception.”

SDA accepted its prize at the 11th annual Globe Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, February 6, at the second annual An Inspired Future event in Toronto. Since 2002 the Globe Foundation has bestowed the Globe Awards for Environmental Excellence on Canadian companies that find innovative ways to combine sustainable development with sound business practices. Seven different Globe awards the leading honor of its kind in Canada are given annually to winners selected by a panel of renowned experts.

 
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New leasing opportunities on AngusWednesday, january 16 2013

Technopôle Angus currently has approximately30,000 sq. ft. available for lease in two buildings, Bernard Lamarre at 2901 Rachel Est and Rachel-Angus at 4050 Molson, both at the corner of Rachel and Molson.

The opening in the Bernard Lamarre building features three unfinished spaces of around 6,000 sq. ft. each, and another outfitted for laboratory use that measures 6,477 sq. ft. The third-floor space in the Rachel-Angus building is fully finished and measures 4,050 sq. ft.

Both buildings are certified BOMA BESt, Level 2, which is a stamp of environmental excellence in both construction and management services. Click here for detailed leasing information.

 

2012

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The Technopôle's Christmas Market is back!Monday, december 10 2012

The Autre Marché Angus team has been making a list and checking it twice leading up to their special Christmas market! Come meet 30 food producers, a dozen gift sellers, and charities and foundations raising funds for holiday good works. The market bistro will be serving seasonal delicacies like mulled wine and crepes.

The market will be held in the Locoshop atrium, but the holiday cheer will make its way outside with free horse-drawn carriage rides. The sleigh bells will be ringing to the delight of revelers young and old.

 
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Watch Le Parcours, the story of twenty years of sustainable development at Technopôle AngusMonday, october 01 2012

We’ve come a long way from the layoff of the last 900 employees at CP Railways’ Angus Shops in September 1992 to the arrival of the 2,000-odd workers who now spend their workweeks at the Technopôle!

Société de développement Angus (SDA) is proud of its progress and achievements at the Technopôle, made possible through close ties with the surrounding community. The project has since brought new jobs and renewal to the industrial ruins of the Angus Shops. Experience this fascinating journey in Le Parcours (French only),a video narrated by Christian Yaccarini

 
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Paying homage to key players in the Technopôle Angus storyMonday, september 10 2012

To mark the 20th anniversary of the closing of Angus Shops, SDA is paying tribute to several important figures who have left their mark on Technopôle Angus, the urban renewal project that has breathed new life into the abandoned site.

Agnes Beaulieu, Louise Beaudoin, Jean-Marc Fontan, Michel Hébert, and François Ferland have been driving forces behind the project from its inception. In their honor five trees have been planted at the Technopôle as a living symbol of their contribution to the development’s strong roots.

 
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SDA garners a Phénix de l'environnement AwardMonday, may 28 2012

The group action plan to fight climate change developed by Société de développement Angus (SDA) and implemented at the Technopôle Angus business park took home top honors in the climate change action/non-profit category for non-educational institutions and associations at the 2012 Phénix awards held on May 24 at Quebec’s National Assembly.

In 2011 the action plan slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 110 t CO2 eq. From the very inception of Technopôle Angus 17 years ago, SDA has worked tirelessly to create sustainable economic development.

 
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Technopôle Angus showcased at an exhibition in ParisThursday, may 17 2012

Technopôle Angus is participating in the 16 European and Canadian projects that make up the Mix(cité) exhibition at Paris’s Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine from May 16  until July 15.

The various projects on exhibit aim to shed light on urban diversity in its many forms from functional to generational, social and more, as well as changes currently underway. Technopôle Angus is featured as a breeding ground for diversity and innovation. 

 
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Das Haus pavilion exhibited at Technopôle AngusThursday, may 03 2012

Designed and made  in Germany, the Das Haus will settle on the Technopôle Angus site, from May 10 to 20, during the Montreal stop of a North American tour. Guided tours of the pavilion that cater to various groups involved in green housing are organized throughout the exhibition period.

This German innovation is a model for modern green building practices, and is full of hands-on solutions for reducing energy consumption and maximizing energy efficiency.

 
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Environmental and Green Building Fair to be held at Technopôle Angus this MayThursday, april 26 2012

On May 19 and 20, Technopôle Angus will host Project Ecosphere. The event—in Montreal for the first time—will bring together some 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest environmental innovations and trends in technology, architecture and construction,agriculture and food, well-being, and fashion and cosmetics, including workshops and more. Société de développement Angus (SDA) will be there too, so be sure to stop by our booth and check our vision of sustainable development! Environment aware artists and craftspeople who work with recycled goods, as well as non-profit, governmental, and community organizations devoted to sustainable development will also be present.

There will even be at the fair an exciting series of guest lectures by David Suzuki, Hubert Reeves, and Gilles Vigneault and a score of specialists (click here to view the complete program). Music, theatre and film shows are also part of this green extravaganza.

 
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SDA embraces Quebec’s Agenda 21 for CultureTuesday, april 03 2012

SDA has signed the charter to Quebec’s Agenda 21C, recognizing culture as a fourth pillar for sustainable development. This document outlines the principles and objectives necessary to make culture a significant and essential part of society and an integral component of the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Over the past few years, SDA has drawn inspiration from Agenda 21C, making cultural development part and parcel of its realestate projects. This commitment is reflected in the design and construction of  Le 2-22 building made for cultural use in the Quartier des spectacles district, and project management role in the renovation and expansion of Théâtre La Licorne. Currently, the Société is involved in the Ex Machina Le Diamant theatre and Le Saint-Roch cinema projects in Quebec City, and, in Montréal, cinema Excentris. What’s more, in June SDA will host La rue Kitétonne international street arts festival at Technopôle Angus.

 
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Christian Yaccarini, SME’S Green President & CEO of the yearWednesday, february 22 2012

Société de développement Angus (SDA) president and CEO Christian Yaccarini was named green president and CEO for 2012 (SME category) during an award ceremony held on February 21 at a sustainable development summit for managers organized by Les Affaires newspaper.

The award spotlights the leadership and vision required for sustainable development to flourish in the business world. For the past 17 years, Mr. Yaccarini has practiced what he preaches and many of his sustainable development initiatives can be experienced at Technopôle Angus today.

Awards also went to Cascades chairman and CEO Alain Lemaire (large business category) and STM general manager Yves Devin (government corporation category), and a special tribute award was given to Fondaction CSN president and CEO Léopold Beaulieu. Congratulations to all of the winners!

 
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Société de développement Angus opens Le 2-22Monday, february 06 2012

Société de développement Angus (SDA) officiallyhanded over the keys to Le 2-22 to the six occupants andco-owners of the new cultural hub in the Quartier des spectacles,meeting its initial goal of bringing new life to the area on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Rue Sainte-Catherine:

Among the occupants of the new multidisciplinary building devoted to culture is Éric Lefebvre, executive director of radio station CIBL. “Le 2-22 has become an extension of our raison d’être: to get people thinking and to foster public debate in a major cultural centre,” he said. And for managing director ofLa Vitrine, Nadine Gelly: “Le 2-22 is a gateway to the Quartier des spectacles. Our new address means La Vitrinenow has a home that reflects its ambitions.”

The upper stories of Le 2-22 are home to Art actuel 2-22—made up of Artexte, the VOX Contemporary Image Centre, and RCAAQ (Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec)—where visitors will be able to visit exhibitions and a specialized bookstore. The building even has something new to offer foodies and bar goers. 

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to officially open the doors to Le 2-22! Our dream of bringing back to life a street corner known to every Montrealer has come true!” said a delighted Christian Yaccarini, SDA president and CEO.

 

2011

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Société de développement Angus Québec City office opensTuesday, november 15 2011

SDA has recently opened offices in Quebec City, where it is working on Ex Machina’s theater project, Le Diamant, as well as a downtown cinema complex.

Martine Rochon is the director of development at our Quebec City office. She can be reached at 418 522-0330.

 
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Get a taste of the harvest— honey from the Locoshop Roof! Thursday, september 29 2011

Locoshop Angus’s newest team of “workers”—200,000 in number—live on the roof where they have been toiling away since last June. The fruits of their labor? 50 kg of heavenly honey.

SDA is delighted with the final product, and doubly pleased with the success of this urban beekeeping initiative, another step toward repopulating the bee colonies that have been struggling to survive recently due to pollution. This latest endeavor just goes to show that when it comes to sustainable development, success is sweet.

The honey of our pollen-gathering friends will be on sale at the Angus Christmas market on December 9 and 10, at the Bee Api beekeepers’ booth.

 
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CLSC de Rosemont Receives BOMA BESt Level-3 CertificationTuesday, may 10 2011

Société de développement Angus was recently awarded the Level-3 BOMA BESt certification for its rigorous management of CLSC de Rosemont meeting all best-practice requirements of the Go Green program, which defines industry standards for commercial buildings.

Following its evaluation by BOMA Québec, the CLSC obtained a grade of 89%, which demonstrates a superior performance in terms of energy and environment as well as excellent management. In 2009, SDA was awarded the Level-4 BOMA BESt certification, the highest level of performance, for its LEED building Le 4100 Molson.

Such achievements are made possible at Technopôle Angus through a range of innovative environmental initiatives, first and foremost technologies and actions that lead to a low consumption of energy of buildings.

 
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Société de développement Angus Wins an Énergia Award for the 4100 Molson BuildingFriday, february 11 2011

SDA’s achievements in energy efficiency and management of Technopôle Angus’ 4100 Molson Street were rewarded with the prestigious Énergia prize awarded this month in the Sustainable/Green building category.

4100 Molson has set itself apart through its innovations when it comes to energetic performance, ecological management of water, environmentally friendly site planning, as well as through the production of a guide distributed to tenants to encourage them to adopt responsible practices. These innovations have led to a genuine impact on energy savings— 4100 Molson uses 50 % less energy than a standard comparable building.

 SDA wishes to thank all the professionals who have turned this project into a success:

• Ædifica for the architectural design and LEED certification

• SNC-Lavalin for structural engineering

and environmental management of soils

• Blondin Fortin Inc. for mechanical and electrical engineering

• Cofely Services for the building’s advanced commissioning

• Aecon Bâtiments for construction.

All of them had the open mind required to take part in an integrated design & building process that allowed us to reach our goals.

 
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Composting at Technopôle: it’s a go!Friday, february 11 2011

The Technopôle is gearing up its composting implementation plan started in October 2009  with a worm-composting pilotproject within two of the site’s businesses.

The plan is now moving ahead with separate collection within the five companies that generate the most putrescible matter, i.e. those whose activities include meal preparation (restaurant, cafeteria, daycare centre). It is estimated that 16,500 tons of waste will thus be diverted from landfills to be transformed through methanization using an aerobic composting process.

By next October 1st, the site’s other fifty or so businesses will progressively be added to the plan, building by building.

 

2010

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SDA completes construction of CLSC de Rosemont at Technopôle AngusThursday, june 10 2010

SDA has just delivered the new CLSC de Rosemont building set to house CSSS Lucille-Teasdale. The 68,000 sq. ft. facility is designed to meet LEED-NC Silver standards. Green features include parking with grass to counter heat islands, charging outlets for electric cars, secure bike parking, a white roof, and a high-efficiency ventilation system to keep employees and clients comfortable while achieving energy savings of up to 40 % per year.

CLSC de Rosemont welcomes some 200 clients per day and employs 300 people.

 
 

Société de développement Angus: A grassroots organization from day one.