After first achieving LEED Silver certification for design and construction in 2019, the commercial section of Montreal’s L/AVENUE tower, owned and operated by partners Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and BentallGreenOak, recently obtained LEED Gold O+M certification.
L/AVENUE, the 50-story mixed-use building is located on Canadiens-de-Montréal Avenue, in the heart of downtown Montreal. For the project, our green building management experts planned and coordinated the launch of the LEED certification process, while our air quality team leveraged its expertise to ensure the building achieved Gold certification performance requirements.
The building’s high energy efficiency, occupant satisfaction, access to active transportation and air quality level were some of the key elements that led to the certification. The LEED O+M rating system recognizes sustainability efforts that are part of the operations and maintenance of existing buildings. As the next-generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance, LEED v4.1 allows for the use of Arc, a state-of-the-art digital platform that measures building performance in five core metric areas, providing scores that support the rating process.
“We knew that by undertaking the LEED certification process, we would be surpassing ourselves. However, we didn’t know we would succeed that quickly,” says Andreea Rusu, Director of Real Estate Services at BentallGreenOak.
“There is no doubt that the active participation of the BentallGreenOak management team throughout the certification process stems from the organization’s leadership and commitment towards sustainability,” explains EXP Sustainable Development Coordinator Manuelle Croft.