LATEST NEWS Green Building
April 15, 2008
New LEED model tracks commercial building performance over life cycle
Pilot project tests new tools to analyze energy measurement and efficiency data
The Canada Green Building Council is collaborating with leading commercial property owners in development of a new building performance tracking and management model.
Through their participation in the LEED Canada pilot project, owners and managers of commercial buildings are testing the design of new energy measurement and efficiency data analysis tools and Web-based delivery.
Building performance baselines will be integrated into the next generation of the green building rating system, to be launched in spring 2009.
Provision will be made for certification at distinct stages of a building’s life cycle to foster continuous improvements in energy and environmental efficiency and an ongoing reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Council president and CEO Thomas Mueller said the CaGBC is conducting the pilot program to ensure that the next generation of LEED fully meets the needs of Canada’s commercial building owners and managers.
“The input and collaboration from pilot participants is instrumental to the design of a system that will support their efforts in the continuous improvement of their building performance.”
The pilot project involves 44 buildings across the country.
Canadian Construction Association (CCA) spokesman Jeff Morrison said that while contractors have more of a stake in design and construction of buildings than operations, the council initiative is nevertheless an “exciting” one.
“I think the big drawback of LEED right now is that it is a one-time measure of a building’s performance at the time of construction,” said Morrison, the CCA’s director of government relations and public affairs and environment committee secretary.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 371 projects with a total value of $1,936,826,394 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Thursday.
$134,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid
$128,250,000 North York ON Prebid
$100,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid
- VIDEO: Debate still strong as OCOT turns one
- Upset waters over new Ontario diving regulations
- Covering up the Celsius
- Frontier Oilsands Mine joint review panel raises concerns among some First Nations
- Doors open on latest PPP Canada funding
- U.S. builders’ confidence rises but is limited by tight credit and shortages of labour and lots
- Keystone XL opponents carve message
- RFP released to shortlisted teams for Milton hospital expansion
- Photo Gallery: 2014 ACEC BC Awards of Excellence winners
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014
- Fort McMurray airport terminal getting ready for take off
- B.C. government forms liquefied natural gas working group
- Kitimat residents vote against Northern Gateway pipeline
- Precast concrete enables net-zero homes
- Learning to dig safely can save lives
- Ex construction boss admits to collusion in government contracts
- P3 Fund launches
- Supreme court won't hear case involving construction mogul
- Minister spurns spat over plant