The Tour AIMIA building in downtown Montreal has become the first new category A office tower in the area to earn LEED Gold status.
Located in Square Victoria, in the heart of the international district, the building obtained this status based on environmental measures that Kevric Real Estate Corporation implemented during the construction phase, along with additional energy efficiency elements.
“It was important for Kevric that the building’s construction and management of energy and air quality be inspiring examples and a source of pride for its occupants,” said Richard Hylands, president of Kevric. ”The certification shows it is possible to do a great deal for our environment when constructing a major building in the heart of downtown Montreal.”
More than 91 per cent of construction waste was diverted to specialized sites for recycling or processing during construction. In addition, used materials contained recycled components or regionally sourced content.
Other big successes were a 29 per cent energy reduction compared to the National Energy Code for Building, along with a 38 per cent reduction in water consumption stemming from the installation of low-flow toilets and water fixtures.
The building consists of 10 floors of office space beneath 25 floors of high-end condominiums.