We have ended our seventy-fifth anniversary year with a major milestone in sustainable design, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of our 100th sustainable building. Our Victoria-based Dockside Green Phase Two Balance project marks our 100th LEED certified building and is tied for the highest scoring LEED building worldwide with its sister project, Dockside Green Phase One.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
"Sustainable design is in our firm's DNA and this milestone marks another step in our story of embedding sustainability into our culture while pushing the design boundaries to the next phase of innovation with regenerative design," said Phil Harrison, our president and chief executive officer. "We are dedicated to lead the industry by example, elevating sustainability issues and sharing best practices so the entire design community can progress."
Our firm was founded in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance society. Using an interdisciplinary approach, our designers have pushed design boundaries to create some of the world's most innovative buildings, while taking care to share research and knowledge with the industry. With more LEED Accredited Professionals than any other design firm, we are recognized as a leader in the sustainable design movement.
The milestone of reaching 100 LEED certified buildings represents a significant portfolio of work ranging from hospitals and universities to multi-family residential buildings and retail spaces. Celebrating our seventy-fifth anniversary in 2010, we recognize our history of innovative designs and significant building achievements including:
- Dockside Green in Victoria, BC is the highest LEED score to date
- Great River Energy, in Maple Grove, MN is a LEED Platinum Building that is the first to combine Lake Source Geo-Exchange with Displacement Ventilation. Also it is one of a handful of projects with an urban wind turbine.
- Discovery Health Center