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Canada's LEED Buildings Cut Emissions By 1M Tonnes In A Decade


Canada's LEED-certified projects, including TELUS Garden’s LEED Platinum office tower, above (with solar panels and a district energy system), have led to a cumulative reduction of over 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. That’s tantamount to taking 238,377 cars off the road for a year, Canada Green Building Council said last week. Other 10-year milestones: energy savings to power 220,000 homes for a year; water savings of 12.8 billion litres (or 5,131 Olympic pools); and 231,608 SM of green roofs, the size of 153 NHL hockey rinks. CaGBC certified Canada's 100th LEED Gold project last quarter.