Why LEED v4
Choosing LEED v4 was a natural decision for Société de développement Angus’ (SDA), and one that combined their values and interests. Founded in 1995, the SDA is a social economy enterprise that obtained their first LEED ND certification in Canada in 2008. When the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) company definitively closed its doors, it left the contaminated site and more than a thousand residents without employment. To bring jobs and economic prosperity back to the neighbourhood, SDA collaborated with the local community to develop a bold project: the Technopôle Angus. Using LEED v4 simplified and streamlined the design process to turn this brownfield into a walkable, car-free, dense and diverse neighborhood. Green corridors integrated into the project will not only alleviate rainwater management, but will also promote the displacement of biodiversity across the project and act as a catalyst for change in the city.
About the project
Located in the heart of Montréal, Technopôle Angus is a contaminated industrial park aiming to become an active and sustainable part of the city. The development plan for one of the last vacant lots, led by the SDA, intends to create a living environment capable of attracting and retaining high-value companies to offer convivial spaces and services. The plan proposes a densely built environment with an affordable residential component and an attractive public space designed to deliver an ecologically autonomous, greened and integrated infrastructure. Developed through a four year integrated design process, the project aims to be inclusive, sustainable and highly reproducible, as well as the new Montréal way to build, work and live.
Promoter: Société de développement Angus (SDA)
Architecture, Urban Planning, LEED Consulting: Provencher_Roy Architectes Inc.
Landscape Architecture: NIP Paysage
District Energy Operator: Energere
Civil Engineering: Vinci Consultants
Mechanical Engineering: Pageau Morel and Associates Inc.
Environmental Consultant: Biofilia