DE was present for Montreal’s La mai­son du développe­ment durable or The Cen­ter for Sus­tain­able Development’s open house on the week of Octo­ber 17–21. DE Pres­i­dent David Oswald and Mar­ket­ing Coor­di­na­tor Larissa Milo-Dale attended the first offi­cial guided tour pre­sented by build­ing archi­tect Ricardo Leoto, pre­ceded by a visit to the on-site booth show­cas­ing local, organic veg­eta­bles avail­able to Mon­treal­ers through Equiterre’s food bas­ket deliv­ery programmes.

The Cen­ter is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion that unites eight sus­tain­able devel­op­ment busi­ness lead­ers under the same roof. The project was insti­gated by Montreal’s Equi­terre and the five-storey build­ing is now aspir­ing for LEED Plat­inum cer­ti­fi­ca­tion – which, if achieved, will be the first in Canada. From the green roof to the geot­her­mal energy gen­er­a­tors, this project marks a sig­nif­i­cant feat for Montreal’s strides in sus­tain­able archi­tec­ture and devel­op­ment and sup­ports the building’s mis­sion to inspire every­one from prop­erty devel­op­ers to the gen­eral pub­lic to embrace sustainability.

Stay tuned to DE for an upcom­ing Insight on this project!