Green Building Design
Green building design strives to balance environmental responsibility, resource efficiency, occupant comfort and wellbeing, community development and the economics of building construction and operation. Over their lifecycles, green buildings cost less to operate, generate less greenhouse gases and other pollutants, use materials wisely and produce less waste. A growing body of research links the high quality indoor environments of green buildings to gains in productivity, decreased absenteeism and improved employee morale. G&P Millwork is vitally interested in meeting the needs of our clients to reduce the negative impact of buildings on their occupants and the environment, while providing a high quality product at a competitive price.
LEED® Green Building Rating System
LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED)
LEED is an internationally recognized certification program and a benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. It measures how well a building performs using five key LEED® categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
An additional category, Innovation & Design Process, addresses expertise in green design not covered under the other categories. There are four possible levels of LEED® certification awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).