BDC receives LEED Gold certification for its business centre

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has received a LEED Gold certification for commercial interiors (CI) for its Markham business centre in Ontario. All current BDC real estate projects across Canada are carried out applying the LEED principles. Its Sherbrooke, Quebec business centre received LEED Silver CI certification as well. BDC’s business centres are designed with the environment and employees’ well-being in mind. Practices range from placing employee work stations around natural light sources to using the simple “reduce, reuse, recycle” rule for building decisions throughout its offices. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a system that rates buildings and interiors for sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design. Certification is granted by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). LEED® is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, while The CaGBC is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustainable community development practices.

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