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.



Full Time - Jr. Purchaser

Custom Electric is a full service electrical contracting company, with over 250 employees; we’re looking for a full time Jr. Purchaser.  This position will work directly under, including reporting to the Purchasing Manager. The role will focus on fulfilling orders, maintenance of excel cost sheets and processing supplier invoices. This is a full time position with our company offering a complete health and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities; assisting Purchase Manager in the following,

  • Material acquisition, procurement and tracking of documentation for receiving material
  • Knowledge of required quantity, budgetary constraints and cost codes
  • Maintaining database of vendor and supplier contacts, preferred/competitive pricing options including any contract changes
    • Create and maintain relationships with clients, vendors and suppliers
    • To maintain an up-to-date database of materials and accurate pricing

Skills and/or qualifications we are looking for;

  •         Excellent verbal and written skills, strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
  •         Being able to work quickly whereas maintaining a high level of productivity throughout the day
  •         Analytical expertise including the ability to set priorities while meet tight deadlines
  •         Understanding of the construction/trades industry is required
  •         Well defined conflict resolution and people management skills would be an essential
  •         Represent the company in a professional and ethical manner in addition to maintain relationships with teammates
  •         Knowledge of software programs used for purchasing and experience in Sage would be an asset
  •         Strong computer skills in MS Office applications including excellent proficiency level in excel
  •         Completion of post-secondary program would be considered an asset

Salary range; $50,000 - $55,000

To be considered for this opportunity, we invite you to replying to this ad. Please include a cover letter and your resume in your application. Thank you to all interested applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Use the Submit Resume form on the main Careers Page to apply.