Buildings generate up to 35 per cent of all greenhouse gases, 35 per cent of landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities, and 80 per cent of all water is consumed in and around buildings. It’s clear that making buildings greener can have a significant impact on larger environmental goals.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in 150 countries. Since 2002, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and LEED Canada have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn.
Building One at Brewery District has achieved LEED Canada’s Gold Rating with 94% efficient floor plates and includes the following sustainable building and landscape features:
The Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) system with integrated thermal energy distribution will significantly reduce the Carbon Footprint. Retail CRU’s contain a hydronic heat recovery system that captures and reuses heat and distributes through the retail spaces based on demand. Office space contains a VRF system that shares heating and cooling from the strata premises and redistributes based on demand requirements that, when used in conjunction with the NEU system, will offer the TransLink headquarters the advantage of an affordable, sustainable and livable energy management system.
Significant landscape design woven throughout entire development.
Click here to view Building One at Brewery District’s LEED Canada’s scorecard.