EDMONTON - Global medical product manufacturer, priMED Medical Product recently announced that Edmonton's priMED Mosaic Centre has achieved LEED Platinum.
LEED Certification is based on six performance areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification.
Envisioned by Christy Benoit and Dennis Cuku, designed by Manasc Isaac and built by Chandos Construction, the centre is the northernmost net-zero energy commercial building on the planet, a release reads.
The centre opened in the Edmonton neighbourhood of Summerside in February 2015. In August 2017, Benoit and Cuku sold the building to priMED Medical Products.
In a press release, Benoit said priMED is the perfect steward for the centre moving forward.
"Finding a successor who shares our strong vision was the most important factor in our decision to sell the building," she said.
"Our common goal to create a 'people firs' work environment ensures that innovation, collaboration, community and sustainability will be nurtured for years to come."
The centre achieved its LEED Platinum status through water efficiency, material selection and innovative design. The centre features multi-media conference rooms, huddle spaces, a 12 metre Living Wall, restaurant, daycare, spa, electric vehicle charging stations and an exterior garden and courtyard.
Using integrated project delivery, the project team was able to shave down a 2.5-year build to 11 months.