Canada Hits Green Milestone: 1B SF Of LEED Projects
Canada’s green building sector hit a major milestone in 2016, with more than 1B SF of projects (or 7,000 buildings, homes and communities nationwide) now LEED-certified. Canada Green Building Council said 406 LEED projects were certified in 2016, bringing the nation’s grand total to 2,990 projects, including 30 LEED Platinum. Ottawa’s 270 Albert St (above) became the first commercial project in Canada to earn a LEED v4 Gold certification in the Existing Buildings category. Managed by Blackwood Partners, the building’s energy performance improved by 25% using LEED.