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Canada Goes Green: Winnipeg Airport Wins LEED Certification

By Juliet Van Wagenen | February 9, 2015
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Interior of the Winnipeg airport
Interior of the Winnipeg airport. Photo: Winnipeg International Airport

[Avionics Today 02-09-2015] The Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the first airport terminal in Canada to become Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The airport achieved LEED Silver certification for efforts surrounding sustainable development in building a new terminal aimed at minimizing its carbon footprint.

“The building meets the needs and expectations of 21st century air travellers and based on the LEED energy model, it is estimated that the building will achieve a total [Greenhouse Gas] GHG reduction of over 5,000 tons per year when compared to code, equivalent to taking over 1,000 cars off the road for one year,” said Stanis Smith, executive vice president of Buildings at Stantec Architecture, the firm that designed and built the new terminal.

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