Buildings generate nearly 30 per cent of all greenhouse gases, 35 per cent of landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities, and up to 70 per cent of municipal water is consumed in and around buildings. It’s clear that buildings can have a substantial impact on Canada’s environmental goals.
Since 2005 LEED Canada has led to:
Energy savings of 20.7 million eMWh which is enough to power 700,000 homes in Canada for a full year.
Water savings totalling over 37 billion litres, enough to fill almost 15,000 Olympic swimming pools.
over 3.82 million tonnes of construction/
demolition waste, which is enough to fill the entire Roger’s Centre in Toronto 15 times.
A 4.04 million CO2e tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which equates to taking 860,000 cars off the roads for a year.
390,000 sq. metres of green roofs, enough to cover 257 hockey arenas..