Calgary’s new University District earns top LEED honours

September 19, 2016

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A rendering of Calgary’s University District, which earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) platinum certification.
Image courtesy WCDT

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) administered Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) platinum certification to Calgary’s University District[2].

Designed by West Campus Development Trust (WCDT), University District is a comprehensive 81-ha (200-acre) community combining residential, retail, and office spaces near the University of Calgary. It earned platinum certification under LEED-ND for excellence in the following categories:

“Our goal from the very beginning was to create a sustainable and vibrant community residents felt proud of and the surrounding communities supported,” said WCDT’s CEO, James Robertson. “We scrutinized every detail of the community in the planning stages to be certain we were creating a legacy that would change the way communities in Calgary and the rest of the country were built in the future.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/UD_Central-Park-1-e1474032362122.jpg
  2. University District: https://myuniversitydistrict.ca/

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