Business and innovation | April 22, 2014
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status plaque was unveiled at the Garry W. Morden Centre (GWMC), today. It is the first LEED City facility in Mississauga and was built to target the LEED Silver standard. The building was constructed in partnership with the Department of National Defence and Peel Regional Police.
The centre incorporates radiant heating in the garage bays, an energy efficient HVAC system, low consumption water fixtures, 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.
“I hope that other municipalities will follow in our footsteps and make building environmentally friendly buildings a priority moving forward. Receiving this plaque on Earth Day is so timely and demonstrates one of the many initiatives we have in place to support our strategic priority of living green,” says Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito.
“Achieving LEED status for the Garry W. Morden Centre demonstrates the City’s commitment to living green. Being recognized as a leader and an active participant in the green building movement supports our goal of saving energy and contributing to a healthier environment,” says Jayne Holmes, Manager, Facilities Planning and Development.
The building is used by the City of Mississauga’s Fire and Emergency Services for training in fire suppression, hazardous materials, trench rescue and auto extrication. The facility is also used for a range of other types of training for City staff as well as outside agencies and private corporations.
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