Green to the CORE
Proof that the CORE (TD Square/Holt Renfrew) is taking green building to heart has been shown by the CaGBC granting the CORE shopping centre’s common areas LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interiors. “Having the CORE LEED Gold certified adds to our unique urban shopping experience, only available in Calgary’s downtown core,” states Regional Operations Manager, Western Canada, Greg Pheiffer. “We have always been committed to reducing our carbon footprint on the environment and achieving LEED certification is another way to we show our dedication to a sustainable future.”
“I’d like to congratulate the CORE Shopping Centre team for certifying its common areas LEED Gold,” says Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs for the Canada Green Building Council. “This LEED Gold certification not only positively impacts the CORE’s operations, but demonstrates visible sustainability to shoppers.”
To have a project LEED certified it must meet all prerequisites and achieve the minimum number of points necessary to earn the certified level. The Gold level rating is the second highest rating by achieving 32-41 points. LEED CI is the green benchmark for the tenant improvement market. It is the recognized system for certifying high performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less costly to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint.