By Joel Scanlon
The Canada Green Building Council has certified an office building at 275 Slater Street in Ottawa with the LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Established Buildings) Silver certification.
The building has 21- storeys and is situated at the turn of the Kent and Slater Streets in downtown Ottawa. The building is managed by Colonnade Management, an agent of LaSalle Investment Management.
So far, a good number of LEED certifications have been awarded to new structures but the established building (EB) certification focuses on current buildings, optimizing sustainability through improved practices and policies. Colonnade Management has brought in alterations to save water and energy, reduce waste, and curb the use of harmful chemicals.
Green credits are garnered in six categories for achieving the LEED-EB certification. The categories are originality in Design, Materials and Resources, Water Efficiency, Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality.
Greg Johnston, Vice President Property Management Colonnade Management said that this LEED-EB certification acknowledges the Commitment of the companies, Colonnade Management and LaSalle to construct a cozy, high performing and strong building and he believes that this kind of investments favor not only the present occupant but also the future generations.