CORNER BROOK — City hall in Corner Brook is the first commercial building in Newfoundland and Labrador to be recognized with LEED Silver certification.
The Canada Green Building Council — a not-for-profit, national organization that works to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada — recently made the status official, according to the City of Corner Brook.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system recognized as the international mark of excellence for green buildings. Since 2002, the Canada Green Building Council and LEED Canada have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn.
“This building, in its design, construction and operation, highlights the city’s commitment to environmental protection and demonstrates that sustainability is at the heart of what we do,” Mayor Charles Pender stated in a press release.
The building was recognized for its green roof, geothermal heating system, low flow plumbing fixtures and rainwater collection system, and use of low "E" glazed windows.
An official celebration is being planned for November. A plaque will be unveiled, and the public will be invited to take guided tours to learn more about the building’s special features.