LEED stands for ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’. LEED is designed to optimize owner/occupant well-being, environmental performance and economic returns of newly built or renovated buildings. The guidelines apply to existing construction practices, standards and technologies, while introducing new and innovative concepts and criteria. The LEED rating system has 5 performance categories where credits can be achieved: Sustainable Site; Water Efficiency; Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources; and Indoor Environmental Quality. A separate category, Innovation and Design Process, encourages exceptional environmental innovation and/or performance above that demanded of the basic standard. Search “LEED” on the web if you want to know more.
Sawchuk is the General Contractor for the ‘Willowbridge’ project at Pandosy St. and Harvey Ave. This project is being built to the LEED Gold standard. Kevin Imthorn, our Project Manager for Willowbridge, has successfully completed his LEED “Accredited Professional” certification – Congratulations Kevin. The successful completion of this high profile project to the LEED standard will provide Sawchuk with valuable knowledge and experience that we can leverage into the future.