Nearly twenty years ago, we started recycling construction waste on ALL our projects. In the years since, our enterprise diversion rate has averaged 74% for which we have received numerous awards. Last year alone, we diverted 400 train cars of waste from landfills. While the other guys were waiting for somebody else to make a rule, we were already doing it. Why? Because it was the right thing to do and because we felt compelled to lead by example.
Our organization has completed scores of LEED projects several of which are Platinum and/or Net Zero. We built the Primed Mosaic Centre widely considered to be the most northerly net zero office building in the world. In addition to LEED, our team is well versed in Passivhaus, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, Green Globe and Embodied Carbon. Our approach is to train all team members as opposed to having a “department” that does sustainable.
We are proud to be a founding member of the Corporate Climate Leaders Program which supports the growing number of Edmonton organizations that are concerned about climate change and want to take action. Offered in partnership with Climate Smart Businesses, the program helps organizations understand and manage their corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through one-on-one support and training, and sharing best practices.