Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum
A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation.
River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the accolade, reports York Region.
Certification is awarded by the Canada Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
The sustainable, environmental design is reflected in the condo’s water and energy efficiency, the website said.
The building is designed to reduce water usage by 50 percent compared with typical levels in condominiums. It maximizes energy conservation with heat recovery ventilators, efficient lighting, high-performance windows and building architecture to generate 54 percent of energy cost savings compared to conventional buildings.
Municipal buildings in Markham have a LEED silver certification, while the Pan Am Centre has LEED gold certification.
There are a total of 35 LEED-certified projects in Markham.
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