Canada has certified its 1,000th LEED Project, the Canada Green Building Council says.
Canada has surpassed a significant milestone with 1,000 projects certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
On May 21, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced it had certified its 1,000th LEED project, placing the nation second behind the US in terms of certified green building numbers.
In a statement, the CaGBC says since the certification of the first project in 2005, the LEED Canada program has resulted in:
While acknowledging the milestone, CaGBC president and CEO Thomas Mueller warns against complacency going forward.
“I am very proud of how far we’ve come; it is a testament to the growth of the Canadian green building industry which has embraced LEED over the past decade,” said Mueller, who has held his current positions since 2005.
“But we cannot become complacent in the wake of the progress we have made. We need to strive to design buildings that are not only sustainable but regenerative, and make more inroads in the retrofit and operations of existing buildings to counteract the steady decline of ecosystem health worldwide.”
In its statement, the CaGBC paid tribute to a number of organisations have been pivotal in LEED’s success.
Published on 27 May 2013