Building Magazine


Purdy’s Wharf becomes Atlantic Canada’s first LEED EB certified property

Purdy’s Wharf, managed by GWL Realty Advisors, set a new sustainability benchmark by becoming the first commercial property in Atlantic Canada to attain LEED EB: O&M. The CaGBC awarded the three-building, 694,000 square foot complex a Gold certification on December 1, 2014.

“The demand for green buildings across Canada is growing and we are pleased that our portfolio of LEED EB:O&M certified buildings now includes a property in Atlantic Canada,” said Robert Campanelli, National Director, Sustainability & Energy Management, GWL Realty Advisors. “This certification highlights our ongoing commitment to building owners and tenants, and the expertise of our property management teams to enhance the performance and sustainability of buildings under our management.”

Green building specialists Halsall Associates, supported GWL Realty Advisors with LEED-EB implementation, retro-commissioning and outdoor air analysis. Results include:

  • 34 per cent less energy consumed compared to the average commercial office building as benchmarked by Energy Star – enough energy saved to power over 500 average homes
  • No drinking water used for irrigation
  • 75 per cent of waste diverted from landfill
  • Two out of three Purdy’s Wharf occupants carpool or commute via means other than cars

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