Saving the planet and environmental sustainability are very important.
More than 6,000 people have become LEED® Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) in Canada since 2001, and we are proud to be a part of this movement.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
The Canadian rating systems are an adaptation of the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Green Building Rating System, tailored specifically for Canadian climates, construction practices and regulations. The rating systems are adapted to the Canadian market through an inclusive process that engages stakeholders and experts representing the various sectors of the Canadian industry.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
Sustainable Site Development | Water Efficiency | Energy Efficiency | Materials Selection | Indoor Environmental Quality
The additional category, Innovation & Design Process, addresses sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under the above five environmental categories.
Aberdane proffers a LEED certified consultant for projects exacting these considerations, and our in-house Project Manager, Ray Schlein, is currently enrolled for this certification.
If you are new to the CaGBC, LEED® or green building, or want quick access to convincing statistics, we recommend viewing this website. The CaGBC website provides information about the benefits of green building and the LEED® Rating System. Feel free to use it for briefing yourself, your colleagues and clients.
Aberdane has a sister company Architectural Salvage formed in 1998 which has endeavored to recycle/re use from all demolition projects… projects include the following: