I am pleased to announce that Ridgeway Elementary School has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Canada GOLD for New Construction and Major Renovations (version 1.0).
The Canada Green Building Council acknowledges 4 levels of certification: CERTIFIED, SILVER, GOLD, and PLATINUM and defines what constitutes a green building in design, construction, and operation according to accepted energy and environmental principles.
Under 5 environmental categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality, buildings receive a credit scoring for environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions, toxins, carcinogens, and air/water pollutants.
The North Vancouver School District has committed to reducing our environmental footprint with all new construction and renovations – we are pleased to have Ridgeway Elementary School awarded so highly under the LEED standards. I would like to acknowledge the work by our Facilities and Planning Department, Capital Projects, who have set a very high standard for major projects under the direction of Mark Thomson and former Director of Facilities and Planning, Ian Abercrombie.