North Sydney Terminal Receives Silver LEED Certification

by Murray Hupman, Vice President of Operations

The designation demonstrates that the building has achieved high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.

Marine Atlantic is committed to providing an environmentally responsible service that protects the environment in which we operate. As part of this commitment, we were pleased to recently be recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for the environmental efforts undertaken to have our North Sydney terminal designated as LEED® silver certified, meaning the building is a leader in environmental and energy efficient design.

LEED® certification is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green buildings in over 160 countries. The designation demonstrates that the building has achieved high performance in key areas of human and environmental health including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

As part of the construction of the North Sydney terminal building, the Corporation implemented a number of environmentally friendly and energy efficient designs into the structure that will save energy and encourage a more positive environmental footprint for the present and the future.

The design and planning of the North Sydney terminal building focuses on energy efficiency and  lighting, water efficiency, landscaping, the provision of electric vehicle plugins, energy efficient heating, low emitting paints and adhesives, water conservation, and indoor air monitoring.

Marine Atlantic has placed a renewed focus on environmental initiatives including our membership in Green Marine, enhancing waste management strategies, strengthening our fuel monitoring and usage program, and shifting to cleaner marine diesel fuel.

For more information regarding our LEED® certification, please visit: Canada Green Building Council