Six of company's projects awarded LEED certification in recent months
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - EllisDon celebrated six LEED
certifications over the past few months, further solidifying the
company's reputation as a leader in sustainable construction services.
The projects contained a few firsts for EllisDon, including the first
LEED Platinum project for the company in Eastern Canada. All projects
were certified under CaGBC's LEED Canada for New Construction and Major
Renovations and their certification brings the total number of LEED
certified projects EllisDon is directly involved in to 106.
Last month, Woodstock General Hospital project earned LEED Silver. On
this state-of-the-art healthcare facility, EllisDon self-performed the
LEED facilitation role. EllisDon was obligated to deliver a LEED
certified project within 24 months of substantial completion but
through the efforts of the company's Sustainable Building Services
group, along with the consultants and owner, the project was awarded
LEED Silver 9 months early.
EllisDon was also notified last month that the Algonquin College Centre
for Construction Excellence was awarded LEED Platinum certification.
This is EllisDon's second LEED Platinum building, and the first in
Eastern Canada. This facility is considered a leader in LEED building
design due in part to features such as a green roof with native
vegetation and a five storey bio-wall that helps clean indoor air and
control humidity levels in the atrium of the building.
Other note worthy EllisDon projects that achieved LEED certification
West Orillia Sports Centre - LEED Silver
Connaught School Modernization in Calgary - LEED Silver
Nova Scotia Community College, Centre for the Building Environment -
Trillium Health Centre Administration Building in Toronto - LEED Gold
"Sustainability has migrated from being a competitive advantage to
becoming a market expectation," said Andres Bernal, Managing Director
of Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon. "As the industry
progresses in terms of green construction, expectations are higher,
more complex and even becoming part of contractual obligations."
He further acknowledges, "Besides the net benefits, a successful
certification also shows the implementation of creative and concerted
efforts of all the project partners to address risk management. This
collaboration is leading the industry in the right direction."
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company, with
revenues in excess of $2.7 billion annually, which delivers
construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company
offers not only construction and project management services but now a
growing range of construction services in risk management,
sustainability and technology. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
Image with caption: "Five story bio-wall at Algonquin College Centre for Construction Excellence (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121106_C5416_PHOTO_EN_20234.jpg
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
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