Greenwood Expansion Receives LEED Gold Certification

Greenwood’s building expansion was recently certified Gold through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, a green building certification program used around the world. Gold is the second-highest rating available through LEED.
 
Through the certification process, LEED projects earn points across several categories including Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources and Innovation. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. 
 
When we planned our building expansion several years ago, minimizing our environmental impact was a top priority. Sustainable features of the expanded facility include:
  • A green roof, which helps to reduce the urban heat island effect
  • Selection of low-emitting materials for flooring, wood, paint and adhesives
  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • Optimized energy performance
These considerations help to ensure that Greenwood’s expanded building was designed to be sustainable and make a minimal impact on the environment. Our expansion is energy- and water-efficient, constructed from regional and recycled materials and mindful of the surrounding habitat.
 
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Greenwood College School

443 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2L8
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