Significant milestone for green building in Canada

Good news from the LEED® and green building front, and Advicas is thrilled to count our LEED projects among these numbers!

From CaGBC:

Ottawa, ON – April 21, 2016 – Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced today that Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of taking 238,377 cars off the road for a year.

🍂 Energy savings of 6,503,647 eMWh which is enough to power 220,702 homes in Canada for a full year.

🍂 Water savings totalling 12.8 billion litres, the equivalent of 5,131 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

🍂 Recycling over 1.6 million tonnes of construction/demolition waste which represents 491,174 garbage truck loads.

🍂 Installing 231,608 sq. metres of green roofs, or an area the size of 153 NHL hockey rinks, to reduce the urban heat island effect and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas.

Full article:
Canadian LEED buildings have reduced over 1 million tonnes of CO2e in GHG emissions since 2005

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