We are very proud to announce that the Vaughan Mills Sport Neighbourhood expansion has been certified LEED® by the Canada Green Building Council. This certification further illustrates Ivanhoé Cambridge’s commitment to sustainable development by finding ways of reducing the environmental impacts of its properties.
The LEED® rating system encourages sustainable building practices in matters of energy efficiency, water consumption, heating, use of local materials and reuse of surplus material.
The Vaughan Mills expansion team put forth a number of initiatives to meet the LEED® standards, one of which was to maximize daylight exposure by taking full advantage of windows and skylights in the redesign of the Event Court. The following is a list of features or measures currently in place at Vaughan Mills:
- Four electric vehicle charging stations located near the newly constructed Entrance 4A;
- Easy access to public transportation;
- High efficiency water fixtures and fittings;
- Support for local and renewable green-power producers;
- Locally sourced building materials with high recycled content;
- Use of low-emission materials in sealants and adhesives;
- Reuse of existing structural components, such as the roof, floors and walls;
- Drought-tolerant landscaping, which eliminates the need for permanent irrigation;
- Energy efficient LED lighting;
- Energy efficient air conditioning units that do not use ozone-depleting CFCs.
“We are very proud of the continued efforts displayed by the Vaughan Mills team throughout the renovation project. LEED® certification for Vaughan Mills is a step further in Ivanhoé Cambridge’s environmental stewardship initiatives,” said Stephen Gascoine, General Manager, Vaughan Mills shopping centre.