The ECOreport reposts news that Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations, +681,000 m2 of space
Press Release from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
OTTAWA, ON – August 1, 2017 – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council(CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000 m2 of building floor area. As the world’s most established green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is now used in over 160 countries, with this latest version of the rating system providing the most rigorous energy and environmental thresholds to date.
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By Roy L Hales
Kilroy Realty Corporation’s (KRC) new Green Lease standard was designed to ensure that tenant and landlord interests are aligned. Sustainability is an important value for the West Coast real estate giant. They want their tenants to participate in green practices like recycling and composting. Now tenants are asked to disclose their energy and water consumption and recycling performance. This has not been a deterrent to KRC finding tenants because the company attracts people who care about sustainability and want buildings they know are environmentally friendly. In the past five years Kilroy Realty has spread out from Southern California to the point that they may be the West Coast’s Premier Green Landlord.
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