The Animal Care & Control Centre provides care and housing of lost and stray pets. The facility has many unique energy efficient features and achieved LEED® Silver certification in 2014.
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Building green is about conserving resources during the construction of a building and throughout its operation to ensure it performs to environmentally sustainable standards. Green buildings contribute to Edmonton's energy transition goals by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and saving in the building's utilities. They also contribute to biodiversity protection and restoration, urban agriculture and improve comfort, productivity, and livability for the people who occupy them.
The City of Edmonton is committed to demonstrating leadership in green building practices. Since January 1, 2008, all new City-owned buildings and major renovations have been designed and constructed, at a minimum, to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standard. In addition, these projects are required to be formally LEED® certified.
In May 2017, City Council approved the Sustainable Building Policy (C532), setting a new and ambitious standard for energy efficiency for major Canadian cities. It outlines policy standards to ensure that the construction, operation and maintenance of City buildings is environmentally sustainable and reduces each individual building's carbon footprint. The policy encourages ideas such as passive design strategies, well-insulated building envelopes and the use of energy efficient technologies like LED lighting. It also requires a minimum 1% of the project budget for new building construction to be dedicated to on-site energy generation.
In order to track, certify, and continuously improve on the environmental performance of buildings, the policy dictates that eligible City-owned buildings will benchmark their energy use, seek BOMA BEST certification and undergo energy efficiency audits. For more information, please see the Media Release.
Edmonton’s City Hall is home to civic leadership and is a significant gathering place in the community. The facility incorporates many green features, and is 17% more energy efficient than the national average for office buildings.
Learn more about the features of City Hall through the City of Edmonton Green Building Audio Tour.
Edmonton Tower opened in 2017 in Edmonton’s Ice District and has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification. The City of Edmonton is a major tenant in the building, owned by the Alberta Investment Management Corporation and operated by Katz Group Real Estate.
Learn more about the features of Edmonton Tower through the City of Edmonton Green Building Audio Tour.
The Kennedale Eco Station, located in northeast Edmonton, is a comprehensive waste drop-off facility. It was awarded LEED® Gold Certification and received CaGBC’s Green Building Excellence Award for New Construction (Commercial).
Meadows Fire Station No. 26 features a 5 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system that helps generate energy consumed on-site.
Find help in getting solar panels added to your community league building and how your neighbourhood can become energy efficient.
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