Category Archives: LEED Certification

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

Goodes Hall Achieves LEED® Canada-NC Gold Certification

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Queen’s School of Business offers Canada’s most prestigious undergraduate business program and several outstanding graduate programs. The School is one of the world’s largest and most respected providers of executive education. In order to accommodate the growing Queen’s University School of Business, Goodes Hall expanded the existing restored 120-year old building with a 10,200 square meter addition. The project includes several new state-of-the-art classrooms, student breakout rooms, additional faculty office and many enhanced features for students, all to support the School of Business in enhancing and expanding existing programs, accommodating new graduate programs and fostering research excellence.

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Golder Associates Achieves LEED® Canada-CI Gold Certification

Golder2Golder Associates is a global, employee-owned organization that provides consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment and energy.  Founded in 1960, they employ over 8,000 people in 180 offices worldwide, and their clients span the world’s major economic drivers: Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Power, and Transportation. Golder Mississauga office is located at 6925 Century Avenue and occupies 6 floors of a new building in which the developer received LEED® Gold certification under the Core and Shell Rating System.

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Coca-Cola Headquarters Achieves LEED® Canada CI Silver Certification

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Coca-Cola represents over 400 brands in 200 countries. In Canada, it operates in all provinces, and employs 6,300 people in more than 50 facilities. For Coca-Cola, sustainability is a long-term commitment to partners and the communities it serves. The Coca-Cola Office at 333 King Street East, Toronto is the new location for the company headquarters.  It includes a reception area on the ground floor; while remaining floors 4-6 include a lunch room, meeting/board rooms, private offices and open workstation area. Employees also have access to the building’s outdoor patio for a breath of fresh air.

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