Modern Niagara receives 2021 CAGBC Zero Carbon Award

Ottawa, ON – Modern Niagara has been named the winner of the 2021 Canadian Green Building Council’s Green Building Excellence – Zero Carbon Award in recognition of work completed at AMPED Sports Lab & Ice Complex in Ottawa, ON.  

Working directly with AMPED and other partners, Modern Niagara completed a retrofit of the facility, including energy efficiency measures and carbon reduction methods. Specifically, Modern Niagara’s teams optimized building operation through intelligent building automation systems, coordinating on-site renewable energy, and replacing all fossil fuel consumption on site. Previously, this work was recognized as the first arena in the world to achieve a Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard certification. 

“This award is a direct result of our teams caring about the buildings, communities, and cities that they live, learn, work, and play in,” said Brad McAninch, CEO of Modern Niagara Group, Inc. “By finding solutions that work for our environment, at buildings like AMPED, we’re able to ensure that our buildings, and in turn our communities, are here for a sustainable future.” 

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is a non-profit national organization that has been working to advance green and sustainable building practices in Canada since 2002. A member of the World Green Building Council, CaGBC recognizes organizations and individuals for their leadership in reducing the environmental impact of the built environment. 

Modern Niagara is a national mechanical and electrical, building services, and integrated building technology contractor that delivers to its clients a broad spectrum of service offerings, including data-driven energy solutions for retrofits and new construction alike. 



Jessica Bertrand, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications