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What is LEED®?


leedThe most widely used green building rating system in the world, LEED® certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design®, is a rating system recognized in over 160 countries as the international mark of excellence for green building. Since 2002, the Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) and LEED Canada have redefined buildings and communities across Canada.

Why use LEED?

Custom Electric employs a LEED accredited professional project manager for its commercial, industrial and resident projects. With 35 percent of all greenhouse gases generated by buildings, developing greener structures can contribute to a more sustainable environmental future.

Incorporating LEED into your project can have a significant impact on your new or existing building. Building green means a healthier indoor environment for the people that live, work and play there. It means improved indoor air quality, the use of less harmful products, and increased natural daylight. A green building also means reduced waste, conserved energy and decreased water consumption — which can improve your bottom line and your productivity.

Our LEED projects

Custom Electric has been involved with multiple LEED projects including:

  • Calgary Court House
  • Calgary Zoo – Penguin Plunge
  • Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Mount Royal University – Conservatory
  • Silverado K-9
  • Skyview K-9
  • Westmount Corporate Campus
  • Kahanoff Conference Centre
  • Manulife
  • Telus Convetion Centre
  • WestJet Data Centre

Contact us today if you are considering incorporating LEED into your existing or new building, or if you have any questions.