Stantec’s new Winnipeg office is Manitoba’s 100th LEED certified project. The building earned the LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certification on June 27.
According to the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the CaGBC Manitoba Chapter, the province has 72 certifications in Winnipeg, six in Brandon, and the remaining 22 projects spread across the province.
“This milestone shows the commitment to green building in Manitoba and to our sustainable future,” says Crystal Bornais, chapter engagement specialist for CaGBC’s Manitoba Chapter. “Each one of the 100 projects represents the hard work of so many members of our green building community, committed owners, and leaders in public policy.”
Stantec’s 55,000-square-foot office at 311 Portage Street incorporated various green design measures in order to achieve a construction waste diversion of 91.33 per cent, a 36.7 per cent reduction in installed lighting power density over ASHRAE 90.1-2004, and reduction of 61.43 per cent over baseline for water fixture performance.
“This excellent outcome in achieving LEED Gold certification in the Commercial Interiors rating system is the result of strong collaboration within our architecture, interior design, and engineering buildings team,” says Eric Wiens, Stantec vice-president and regional leader, Manitoba.
Manitoba’s 100 LEED certified projects include 16 LEED Certified, 41 LEED Silver, 34 LEED Gold, and nine LEED Platinum.