Author Archives: Faith Seekings

Healthy office space with plants and natural light.

How Does Well Fit In a Sustainable Building?

At Green Reason, we strongly encourage all of our clients to incorporate occupant well-being and engagement as part of an overall sustainability plan in order to make their buildings truly sustainable. After all, buildings are for people so why shouldn’t we build the best buildings we can for the occupants – not just for the planet.
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CIBC Mellon at One York Street

We have been working with WZMH Architects on CIBC Mellon’s corporate offices, aiming for LEED® Gold CI. The project is now complete and occupying 4.5 floors at One York Street.

Opportunities and Benefits of LEED

We helped our client take advantage of the opportunities and benefits of LEED by working towards LEED Canada for Commercial Interiors v1.0 Gold certification. Continue reading

BDC at First Meadowvale Place

The BDC’s New Sustainable Space at First Meadowvale Place.

We just wrapped up a sustainability consulting project with Renew Architect for the BDC at First Meadowvale Place. The building had already achieved LEED® Gold Core and Shell. This was a partial interior with hopes of achieving LEED Gold Commercial Interiors. An unusually fast-moving schedule has made it challenging to monitor LEED goals and stay on top of issues, but the team did great! We’ll find out soon enough if they’ve reached their LEED goals, but they have definitely created a beautiful workspace.

Basic Building and Environment

Technology Doesn’t Make Buildings Green

I’m often forwarded articles related to green buildings asking my opinion. With a recent one, I agreed with the opening remarks that achieving LEED® certification is just table-stakes these days – we’ve believed that for a long time. LEED provides excellent principles for designers, builders and property managers to follow, and we love helping clients use them to inspire measures above and beyond. But it doesn’t cover everything that could make a building truly green. Continue reading