Wednesday, February 25, 2015
LEEDing the Way
Chilliwack School District gets certified in
Carrie Pratt, SD33/Handout photo
Director of Facilities and
(L to R), Evelyn Novak, Superintendent,
Chilliwack School District
along with Trustees Dan Coulter and Sylvia Dyck show off the new
LEED Certification plaque at the last Board meeting.
its regular Board of Education meeting on September 17th Superintendent
Evelyn Novak, along with Dale Churchill, Director of Facilities and
Transportation, presented an overview of the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED®) recieved Canada Certification Project for the
Chilliwack Secondary Campus Building.
A plaque and certificate were presented to the Board and will be displayed
on site in recognition of the district’s commitment to sustainability by
meeting the highest performance standards.
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization
that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable
community development practices in Canada. LEED is an internationally
recognised system based on a range of principles and practices that reduce
the environmental impact linked to the construction and operation of green
Buildings generate up to 35 per cent of all greenhouse gases, 35 per cent of
landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities, and 80 per
cent of all water is consumed in and around buildings. It’s clear that
making buildings greener can have a significant impact on larger
LEED Certified buildings meet one of the highest environmental performance
standards in the world, assessed by site development, water efficiency,
energy efficiency, material selection, indoor air quality and innovation in
design. B.C. wood was utilized throughout this building.
Green buildings create a healthier working environment for staff and
students, through better air ventilation and more natural daylight, reducing
waste, conserving energy, decreasing water consumption, and driving
This new 21st century, energy efficient learning environment is one we can
all be proud of.
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