Montreal office building a city LEED-er
Montreal-based real estate developer Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Le 1500, a downtown Montreal office building, has been LEED certified in the category Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council.
Located with a direct connection to the McGill metro station, Le 1500 features a gross leasable area of 527,604 square feet, reports Daily Commercial News.
To meet the LEED certification, Ivanhoe Cambridge undertook such improvements as:
• The addition of a recovery-mode chiller, enabling significant reductions in natural gas consumption;
• The addition of a condensation boiler;
• The integration of a new preventive maintenance system;
• The addition of automated boiler control;
• Automation of water treatment systems;
• The integration of a state-of-the-art Metasys energy management system;
• New higher-performance light fixtures;
• The addition of a monitored main water meter; and
• New higher-performance plumbing equipment that contributes to reduced water consumption.
The evaluation criteria for LEED certification includes energy efficiency and air quality, water management and consumption, the use of materials and re-use of surplus materials, the quality of interior spaces and the ecological development of exterior sites.
The retrofit project has also been certified BOMA Best Platinum as a green certified building.
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