Second quarter boasts high LEED and certified building numbers
By HPAC MagazineConstruction Engineering Green Technology HPAC General HVAC Systems
According to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the second quarter of 2016 has seen steady growth for LEED registered and certified projects with 81 certifications and 106 registrations between April 1 and June 30. Currently, the cumulative total of LEED certified projects across the country sits at 2757.
“LEED certified projects are the industry standard for green building in the commercial and institutional sectors in Canada, and with each passing year that impact widens to other sectors,” said Mark Hutchinson, vice president of the Green Building Program for the CaGBC.
Projects that earned LEED certification during the second quarter include: 66 Slater St. in Ottawa, ON, which earned LEED Gold certification for existing buildings. The 22-floor commercial office building was originally constructed in 1969 and was retrofitted with features such as a new reflective roof and building-wide installation of water efficient plumbing fixtures.
The University College of the North in Thompson, MB also earned LEED Gold certification. It achieved this standard through sustainability measures such as passive daylighting strategies and by using materials chosen for local availability and durability.
La Tour Deloitte in Montreal, QC became a certified LEED Platinum building. It features premium air filtration and enhanced climate control.
Additionally, the Toronto Dominion Centre (TDC) in Toronto, ON, which is comprised of six LEED Platinum buildings, earned another distinction by becoming WELL v1 Certified in late May.