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LEED certified

The building was designed to minimize its environmental impact and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to reduce its environmental footprint. LEED-NC certification criteria were taken into consideration in the project's planning and implementation.

Sustainable site development

  • Site chosen to reduce the distances travelled by the buses;
  • Eight charging stations installed for electric vehicles, bicycle parking and dressing rooms;
  • Site developed to protect habitats, maximize green space, and reduce heat islands (white roof).

Efficient water management

  • Volume of water drained into the storm sewer system is minimized (water quality and quantity controlled);
  • Bus wash water recovered and reused;
  • Landscaping designed to be economical in terms of its need for water.

Energy efficient and lower GHG

  • Green spaces and wooded areas add value and reduce heat island;
  • High emissivity roofing materials (white to absorb less heat).
  • Energy efficient heating system
  • At least 25% less electricity and fuel used for heating, for a 25% cost saving.

Sustainable and local materials and resources

  • Long-life materials (50 years);
  • Sound waste management during the construction.

Quality indoor work spaces

  • Very high capacity for evacuating vehicle emissions;
  • Low emission materials: paint, sealant, floor covering, adhesive and controls over indoor sources of chemical emissions and pollutants.


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