LEED Gold Certification

Westmount School Received LEED Gold Certification April 17, 2013

Buildings generate up to 35 per cent of all greenhouse gases, 35 per cent of landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities, and 70 per cent of municipal water is consumed in and around buildings. It’s clear that making buildings greener can have a significant impact on larger environmental goals.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in 150 countries. Since 2002, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and LEED Canada have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn.

LEED works because it recognizes that sustainability should be at the heart of all buildings – in their design, construction and operation. Since 2004, the CaGBC has certified over 1800 LEED buildings in Canada and registered over 5000, the second highest number in the world.

Project Profile

Westmount School | Project 12318

240 Westland Street, Okotoks, Alberta

Certification Level: Gold

Rating System: LEED Canada for New Construction and Major Renovations 1.0

Project Description

New grades K-9 elementary-junior high school.

Additional Project Details

Certifying Organization: CaGBC
Registration Date: 2009-06-18
Certification Date: 2013-04-17
Project Size (m2): 6242
Project Type: K-9 School
Owner Type: School Board