Request CaGBC to Support Meadowbrook Conservation

In September of this year we wrote to the Canada Green Building Council seeking its support in conserving Meadowbrook.  The Council is in charge of issuing “LEED” certifications for projects that meet their stringent requirements for environmentally-friendly construction.  In fact “LEED” stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and the certification is both much respected and much sought after.  The Council defines green buildings as “Building design and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment” and it specifically includes “Sustainable site planning” as the first of its five areas of concern.  In our view, building 1,500 condos on Meadowbrook does not constitute “sustainable site planning.”  Given that the developer Group Pacific has stated that it would be seeking LEED certification for its condo project on Meadowbrook, our letter asks the Council to “make a public statement against condo developments on Meadowbrook and in favour of its conservation for posterity”.  Click here to see our letter and the Council’s response.


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