Barclays Capital’s office in Toronto has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council, in recognition of its exemplary environmental performance.
The office incorporated a range of considerations in its design, construction and operation, in line with LEED®, one of the world’s most recognised standards for environmentally friendly buildings.
The Corporate Real Estate Services (CRES) Americas team included the following features in the refurbishment of the office:
- Restroom and pantry water fixtures on the Barclays Capital floor use 35 per cent less water than typical fixtures
- 80 per cent of construction waste was recycled instead of being discarded in landfills
- 70 per cent of wood products came from certified, sustainably harvested forests
- 97 per cent of equipment and appliances on the floor are efficient and low-energy use ENERGY STAR products
- The floor’s open configuration allows for outside views in more than 75 per cent of occupied spaces, while meeting acoustic standards.
Glenn Listor, Head of CRES Americas, said: “Our momentum in reaching this designation is encouraging and representative of the firm’s Climate Action Programme.”
Barclays Capital’s new trading floor at 745 Seventh Avenue in New York also received the LEED Gold certification earlier this month.
The LEED® green building certification programme provides third-party, verified certification for projects designed and built using strategies aimed at improving environmental performance.