The principles of green design emphasize state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and LEED® BUILDINGS indoor environment quality. A LEED®-designed building fosters this approach by lowering operating and maintenance costs, improving employee productivity, and reducing the negative impact on the environment. The savings accrued in operating a high performance building can offset much of the initial capital cost associated with a LEED project. At Giffels Westpro, energy efficient and environmentally friendly design features are now routinely part of the firm’s ongoing construction portfolio.

Having constructed the first LEED Silver certified commercial office building in Toronto, as well as having been involved in the construction of several other LEED registered facilities such as the certified LEED Burnaby Youth Justice Services Centre, the LEED Gold BC Breast Cancer Research Centre, and multiple other LEED registered facilities, Giffels Westpro is a leader in helping set standards for the industry and a greener planet. Giffels Westpro and our in-house LEED Accredited Professionals are able to assist clients in their development and construction cycle for LEED projects.