For the second year in a row, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Canada as the number one country its annual ranking of the top 10 nations with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings. The list highlights countries outside of the United States making strides in sustainable design, construction, and transformation.
Tour AIMIA, a category ‘A’ office building in the international district of Montréal, is reportedly the first new office building in its category to become Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
A new report on green condominiums in Toronto finds resale prices increase when projects are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified. TD Economics’ “The Market Benefits of Green Condos in Toronto” stated LEED-certified buildings represent an increasing share of new construction, including the condo market.
The first four months of the year showed strong growth in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in Canada. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, bringing the total number of LEED-certified buildings in Canada to 2252.
What if a building could function like a forest? What if a project could be designed so it was an integral part of nature and enhanced its surroundings? This was the approach taken by the design team for the York Region Forest Stewardship Education Centre (YRFSEC)—a new single-storey, 371-m2 (4000-sf) building located in the middle of one of Southern Ontario’s natural treasures.
The Westmount Recreation Centre (WRC) recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification with its revolutionary design. The facility, located in Westmount, Que., sets a record as the world’s first arena with underground rinks, which subsequently helps reduce energy costs.
Winnipeg Airports Authority and Stantec Architecture have worked together to create Canada’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-rated airport. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport was recently certified LEED Silver under the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) program.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the rating system of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) reached two major milestones in 2014. In total, 538 Canadian projects were LEED-certified and 501 registered for the program last year.
With 25 operational units formerly dispersed throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) E Division Headquarters in Surrey comprises the country’s largest division. Approximately one-third of the entire force is located in the province, and the existing facilities were neither purpose-built nor suitable in terms of space, adjacencies, systems, and technology.