WSP Calgary’s office fit‐out earns LEED Silver

June 13, 2018

WSP Calgary’s office fit‐out project earns silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 program. Photo © Wiktor Skupinski, latitude Photography[1]
WSP Calgary’s office fit‐out project earns silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 program.
Photo © Wiktor Skupinski, latitude Photography

WSP Calgary[2] has earned silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design[3] (LEED) v4 ID+C: Commercial Interiors program—a first for Alberta.

The new space exemplifies many features aimed at promoting sustainability, wellness, and energy efficiency, including ensuring the use of healthier materials, and emphasizing the importance of educating employees about the features of a greener work environment, while generating operational savings. WSP is an engineering consulting firm.

Spanning five floors and 9290 m2 (100,000 sf) in Calgary’s downtown core, WSP Calgary’s new offices meet the rigorous energy, materials, and holistic requirements of the LEED v4 rating system. With this certification, WSP has achieved, or is predicted to achieve strong results for energy and water efficiency, and waste diversion, including:

Additionally, the design team was able to achieve several of the more rigorous LEED v4 Materials & Resources credits: Environmental Product Declarations (Option 1); Sourcing of Raw Materials (Option 2); Material Ingredients (Option 1); and Low-Emitting Materials (compliance in five categories).

Employee health and wellness was also highlighted in this project through features such as:

Biophilic design was also a major contribution to improving health, wellness, and productivity. The office incorporates a variety of natural elements, stimuli, and patterns throughout the space, including:

These strategies helped the project achieve a LEED v4 Innovation point using the “Designing with Nature” pilot credit.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/WSP1.jpg
  2. WSP Calgary: https://www.wsp.com/en-CA
  3. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: https://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/LEED/CAGBC/Programs/LEED/_LEED.aspx?hkey=54c44792-442b-450a-a286-4aa710bf5c64
  4. Energy Star: https://www.energystar.gov/

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