We have always believed that many sustainable features included in new builds, renovations or retrofits work best when supported by building operators and occupants. One of the more visible and measurable efforts building management and tenants can participate in is waste management – working to divert more waste from landfill. Continue reading
We’re pleased to announce that after much hard work, 191 Laurier Avenue in Ottawa was awarded LEED®v4 Silver for existing building in June of 2019. Working with Arguson Project Inc., Green Reason served as sustainability consultants for this three-year project. Continue reading
PCL Construction’s new district offices in Oakville has garnered a lot of attention for its commitment to sustainability, with a focus on wellness as seen in AWARD: PCL Toronto – New District Offices. One of the means to achieve their desired outcome was to target LEED® v4 for commercial interiors. That alone is proof of PCL’s commitment since this fairly new set of standards pushes all known boundaries and is very difficult to achieve. Continue reading
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.
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