Constitution Square

Constitution Square achieves LEED Platinum

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Constitution Square in downtown Ottawa is the first office complex in the area to earn LEED Platinum EB certification.

Oxford Properties announced its three-tower office and retail building achieved the 80 points needed through energy efficiency upgrades, waste reduction and indoor air quality, to name a few goals.

Some high-efficient approaches included a building audit to determine sources of potential air contamination, exploring issues that affect worker comfort through an occupant comfort survey and water and energy sub-metering to help reach target reduction goals.

Energy efficient washroom features were installed to reduce water consumption, while 75 per cent of occupants are car-free commuters or car pool. The building also received an Energy Star score of 94, placing it in the top five per cent of buildings for energy performance.

“We take a holistic approach to sustainability that also encompasses the wellness of our tenants’ employees,” said Andrew McAllan, vice-president of real estate management at Oxford Properties Group. “If we can create great and healthy workplaces, we provide a platform for employees to perform at their optimum levels while, at the same time, reducing our environmental footprint.”

Constitution Square has also implemented wellness programs, such as a ‘take the stairs’ campaign to encourage exercise, as well as working with local farms to offer fresh, local food for corporate use.

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