The Jean Canfield Building located in Charlottetown, P.E.I., has earned the LEED Gold certification.
It is the first Canadian government building in the Atlantic Canada region to secure a Gold certification under the category of Major Renovations or New Construction.
On behalf of Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women and Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, has revealed the official LEED sign of the Jean Canfield Building.
A joint venture between Bergmark Guimond Hammarlund Jones Architects and HOK designed the four-story facility measuring 17,500 sq m and Hervé Pomerleau constructed it. The facility’s design and site groundwork were as per the guidance of the Canadian government’s three initiatives of connectivity, sustainable development and supportive work environments. The facility was officially launched in April 2008. At present, the building accommodates roughly 500 federal staff of over 10 federal agencies and departments.
The Jean Canfield Building features various novel environmental technologies. It decreases indoor lighting needs by using natural light and decreases water consumption by recycling rainwater. The building’s reflective roof decreases the amount of heat absorbed by it from the atmosphere.
The LEED Green Building Rating System is a globally accepted third-party certification that supports accomplishments in the green design, development and operation of structures. The LEED Gold certification not only recognizes the environmental construction of Jean Canfield Building but also its efforts in efficient operation, reduction of pollution and waste, and productive and healthy work environment.