​ Ottawa edging out Calgary for green, LEED certified buildings

By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, April 21, 2017

While Ottawa and Calgary are tied for the number of city buildings that are constructed to be environmentally sustainable, we may be in the lead, staff said at the environment committee meeting on April 18.

Right now, officially, we have 25 — as does Calgary, staff said the number may have jumped to 26.

Three new buildings received LEED, an accreditation for construction that meets certain sustainability requirements, were certified in 2016. The new OC Transpo Articulated Bus Garage and Dispatch Building was certified, along with the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata and the Greenboro Community Centre expansion.


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