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The new MEC head office is targeting LEED Platinum certification.

Green Building from Ventana

Ventana has worked on dozens of green building projects, and successfully completed LEED® projects in excess of $55 million. We are a member of both the Canada Green Building Council and BuiltGreen associations.

LEED has been the benchmark for green building for a number of years, but there are new programs and standards emerging in the marketplace. We’re working to ensure that we are familiar with, and can build to, those guidelines as well. In addition to LEED projects, Ventana has also worked on, or is currently working on, BuiltGreen®, US LEED for Midrise, REAP (the University of British Columbia’s residential green building program) and Passive House projects.

This broad range of green building experience helps us deliver sustainable strategic planning services for clients who are either pursuing certification for their projects, or simply want to incorporate green building elements and practices into their projects. It also helps us effectively manage construction on each one of these projects.

We also provide the administrative requirements associated with green building projects, working with consultants and sub-trades to manage the paperwork, as well as the document submission process for certification.

It’s not just about following guidelines, however. We believe in environmental responsibility for all of our projects, and implement erosion and sediment control guidelines, waste recycling guidelines, low volatile organic compound (VOC) guidelines and indoor air quality guidelines on every Ventana job site.

Beyond our site-specific green building initiatives, Ventana has launched a number of environmentally responsible measures at our office, including a hybrid company car, comprehensive waste paper recycling, using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper for printing, installing LED lighting fixtures and low-flow toilet fixtures and developing a kitchen waste recycling program.

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Ventana currently has several green building projects under construction

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Ventana has completed green building projects of varying sizes…