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Building green - The City and LEED

LEED by example

In 2003, Calgary became the first Canadian municipality to adopt a sustainable building policy. Since then, all new City buildings — and major renovations to existing ones — are designed to meet or exceed the silver level rating of LEED.

The City's Sustainable Building Vision

The City of Calgary is committed to conserving, protecting, improving and sustaining the environment for the benefit of Calgarians. The City will develop sustainable buildings that will enhance the indoor and outdoor environment, reduce the impact on natural resources and provide long term savings to the citizens of Calgary.

What is LEED?

LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary green building rating program. Developed and administered by the United States Green Building Council, LEED was created to limit the negative environmental and human impacts of conventional buildings by promoting the design and construction of environmentally sustainable buildings. The consensus-based, market-driven program is based on existing, proven technology. The Canada Green Building Council has exclusive rights to implement LEED in Canada.