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Canada ranks second in global LEED rankings

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that Canada has maintained its second-place position in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) ranking of the world’s top 10 countries for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The list only ranks countries outside of the United States, which remains the global leader with 385.65 m2 (4151 sf) of LEED-certified space and 30,669 LEED-certified projects.

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Ontario hospital debuts expansion

Following two years of construction, Milton District Hospital in Ontario’s Halton region has achieved total completion on its expansion project, signifying all construction activities are complete. The hospital’s sustainable building strategy targets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

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Research at Québec university prioritizes sustainable wood materials

Last month, Québec City’s Université Laval announced research infrastructure plans to develop more environmentally friendly densification and finishing solutions for interior wood products. The research aims to position Canada as a global leader in ecological interior wood solutions through use of next generation interior wood products, effectively decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and aiding in the health and safety of consumers.

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Winnipeg school wins Greenest School award

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg has won the annual Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Greenest School in Canada competition. The 7246-m2 (78,000-sf) building acts not just as a school, but also as an open and accessible hub within the community. The school was certified as Platinum under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in 2016. Earlier this year, it won CaGBC’s Excellence in Green Building for New Construction (NC) award.

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