News release

Garry W. Morden Centre Official Presentation of City’s First LEED Certification for Green Design

Business and innovation | April 17, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22, the City of Mississauga will mark Earth Day with the official presentation of the LEED Certification plaque for Green Design at the Garry W. Morden Centre.

The facility, built in partnership with the Department of National Defence and Peel Regional Police, was designed to target the LEED Silver standard.  The centre incorporates radiant heating in the garage bays, an energy efficient HVAC system, low consumption water fixtures and air quality monitoring stations. The site also incorporates a driver training track used by Peel Regional Police as well as the Mississauga Fire Mechanical Division.

Official Presentation of LEED Silver Status Certification plaque and Green Tour.
The City of Mississauga will unveil the LEED Certification plaque and conduct a tour of the facilities to show how green initiatives were incorporated into the building design.

Pat Saito, Mississauga City Councillor, Ward 9
John McDougall, Chief Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services
Raj Sheth, Director Faculties and Property Management, City of Mississauga
Hazel Farley, Executive Director Canada Green Building Council
Jayne Holmes, Manager, Facilities Planning and Development City of Mississauga

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Earth Day
11 a.m. to noon.

Garry W. Morden Centre
7535 Ninth Line (Ninth Line and Highway 401)
Mississauga, Ontario
Note: The railroad tracks that most cross to get to the facility on 9th line will be closed for repair. The alternate route is to take Winston Churchill to Steeles (left onto Steeles) and then make a left on to 9th line.

• The Garry W. Morden Centre (GWMC) is the first LEED building built by City of Mississauga. The building received Silver LEED status on February 13, 2014. It is located on 37 acres and in the north west corner of the city.
• LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. Sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality are all aspects of LEED design.
• The GWMC was named for the City’s former Fire Chief Garry Morden, who contributed much of his time and effort towards making the training centre a reality in his final years as Fire Chief. Chief Morden passed away in 2008.

Media Contact:   
Keisha McIntosh-Siung
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5818