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null City’s public works building is certified LEED gold

April 14, 2015 -

The City's Public Works Staff and Operations Building at 701 Division St. has received LEED gold certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) – it's a rating standard used by the Canada Green Building Council. 

"Making buildings that attain LEED gold demonstrates our commitment to making Kingston a smart and liveable city," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The city aims to build to LEED certification standards to make our buildings as energy efficient as possible and demonstrate leadership in sustainable building practices."

Under City policy, all large municipal building and retrofit projects must be constructed to the LEED standard.

Facilities can earn credits toward a LEED certification level in a number of categories, including:

  • sustainable sites
  • water efficiency
  • energy and atmosphere
  • materials and resources
  • indoor environmental quality
  • innovation and design process

The City was also notified yesterday that its new Kingston Transit Garage has received LEED certification. 

These City facilities are designed to LEED standards – and save at least 40 per cent in energy costs:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters - certified LEED gold in 2008
  • Rogers K-Rock Centre - certified LEED silver in 2010
  • Calvin Park Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library - certified LEED gold in 2011
  • INVISTA Centre - certified LEED gold in 2011
  • Ravensview Waste Water Treatment Plant Administration Building - certified LEED silver in 2012.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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