OTTAWA, Canada, June 6, 2017 — Colonnade BridgePort is pleased to announce that the office building located at 275 Slater Street is now LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified in the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance 2009 category, as administered by the Canada Green Building Council®. Prior to this, 275 Slater Street had achieved the LEED Silver level certification in November of 2011, representing one of the first established building in Ottawa to receive the LEED EB:O&M certification. 275 Slater Street is a twenty-storey office building located in the heart of Ottawa’s central business district on the northeast corner of Slater Street and Kent Street. The building is managed by Colonnade BridgePort on behalf of global real estate investment manager LaSalle Investment Management.
At 275 Slater, Colonnade BridgePort made significant operational and physical changes to improve indoor environmental quality, optimize energy efficiency, reduce waste and more.
For an existing building to become LEED certified, it must earn credits in six main categories. In the rating system under which this project is certified, LEED Canada EB: O&M (Existing Building: Operations & Maintenance) 2009, these credits include:
• Sustainable Sites
• Water Efficiency
• Energy and Atmosphere
• Materials and Resources
• Indoor Environmental Quality
• Innovation in Design
“This certification is a true testament to the collaborative efforts between Colonnade BridgePort and LaSalle during the past six years to create a high performing and healthy building that provides extraordinary benefits for today’s tenants and all future tenants,” said Greg Johnston, Vice President Property Management at Colonnade BridgePort.
About Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
CaGBC (www.cagbc.org) is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. As the voice of green building in Canada, we work closely with our national and chapter members in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research, and has helped meet the demand for skilled workers by providing green building education to over 20,000 professionals across the country since 2002. CaGBC is the license holder of the LEED green building rating system in Canada and launched the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard on May 29, 2017. CaGBC also supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB in Canada, oversees the Canada Coalition for Green Schools, and is a member of the World Green Building Council.