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Ottawa neighbourhood achieves environmental first

A few highlights were presented to the city's Environment and Climate Protection Committee.
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City of Ottawa flag outside of a heritage building on Elgin St., February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

Lansdowne is the first neighbourhood in Canada to achieve LEED Stage 3 Built Project Silver certification. 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design.

That was a highlight in an update received Tuesday by the city's Environment and Climate Protection Committee.

The committee also heard that the number of environmentally sustainable buildings continues to grow in Ottawa. The City has 27 LEED-certified buildings, including the Minto Recreation Complex, which received Silver certification in 2017.

For the fifth year in a row, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change rated all of the city's drinking water systems as 100% compliant, highlighting Ottawa's safe, reliable and high-quality drinking water.

The Committee directed staff to participate in the federal government’s consultation on reducing plastic waste. Staff will also look at best practices from other municipalities, and report back to the Committee in a waste diversion report later this year. 


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