LEED at ACC | Assiniboine Community College


The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. It provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.

LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:

  • sustainable site development
  • water efficiency
  • energy efficiency
  • materials selection
  • indoor environmental quality

Credits and Prerequisites are organized into these five categories. An additional category, Innovation & Design Process, addresses sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under these five environmental categories.

More information on LEED is available at www.cagbc.org


Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology (LECTT)

  • 50% construction waste was diverted from landfill.
  • 50% wood-based materials from FSC certified sources.
  • 40% reduction in water consumption
  • 28% reduction in energy cost relative to MNECB (Model National Energy Code for Buildings)
  • 20% building materials manufactured locally.


LEED for New Construction v1.0
Pre-Certification Level (July 15, 2010)

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resource
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation & Design


Parkland Campus

LEED for New Construction v1.0 Pre-Certification Level – Seeking Credits in the Following Areas:

Sustainable Sites

  • Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan
  • Site Selection
  • Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms, Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Parking Capacity
  • Reduced Site Disturbance, Protect or Restore Open Space, Development Footprint
  • Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof
  • Heat Island Effect, Roof

Water Efficiency

  • Water Efficient Landscaping, Reduce by 50% and No Potable Use or No Irrigation
  • 36.10% Water Use Reduction

Energy & Atmosphere

  • Fundamental Building Systems Commissioning
  • Minimum Energy Performance
  • CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equipment
  • Optimize Energy Performance (Predicted 50% more efficient than mNECB)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Measurement & Verification

Materials & Resources

  • Recycled Content: 7.5% (post-consumer + ½ post-industrial)
  • Regional Materials: 10% Extracted and Manufactured Regionally

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Minimum IAQ Performance
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring
  • Ventilation Effectiveness
  • Construction IAQ Mangement Plan: During Construction
  • Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants
  • Low-Emitting Materials: Paint & Coatings
  • Low-Emitting Materials: Carpets
  • Thermal Comfort: Compliance
  • Thermal Comfort: Monitoring

Innovation & Design Process

  • Green Cleaning/Housekeeping Program
  • Educational Outreach Program – Webpage
  • Scent Free Policy
  • LEED Accredited Professional

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