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YWCA Elm Centre Nominated for PUG Award

The YWCA Elm Centre has been nominated for the 2012 PUG Awards. One of only a handful of not-for-profit projects nominated, the Elm Centre also features a comprehensive suite of sustainable elements not found in typical market housing. The three green roofs, geo-thermal system, in-slab radiant heating and heat recovery system will ensure the long-term sustainability of the building.

Started in 2004, the PUG Awards allow the public to vote on their favourite large-scale residential projects in the city.

Vote here for your favourite building.

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