At a recent event held by the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, the Blue Water Bridge office complex project received LEED® Silver Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
In 2011, the Blue Water Bridge office complex was opened next to one of the busiest land crossings between Canada and the United States. The new four-storey building includes administrative, border security and inspection facilities for the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as well as offices for various customs brokers and a transportation logistics firm. MMM provided project management services for the execution of the master plan from construction to the completion of the Canadian commercial facilities for this major economic trade corridor.
The following features earned the complex this certification:
- computer-controlled environmental management system
- rainwater recycling and solar water heating
- commuter access services
- drought-tolerant native landscape plantings
The CaGBC is a non-profit, national organization with the main goal to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. Since 2002, CaGBC and LEED Canada have been changing the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work, and learn. There is a total of 1800 LEED buildings in Canada and over 5000 registered since 2004, the second highest number in the world.