Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development
Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 17, 2017

Four Schools Receive LEED Certification

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, announced today that four schools in Newfoundland and Labrador have recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

The certification verifies that the schools – Laval High in Placentia, Elizabeth Park Primary and Paradise Elementary in Paradise and Holy Trinity Elementary in Torbay – are designed to save water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve indoor air quality, and conserve resources.

Certification is awarded based on criteria including materials used, daylight views, and installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Laval High achieved Silver LEED certification, the highest certification of the four schools.

LEED is an independent and internationally recognized green building certification program that distinguishes best-in-class building strategies and practices. This certification is consistent with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Build Better Building Policy.

“We’re pleased that these schools have received LEED certification, as it shows that these buildings are energy-efficient and better environments for students to learn. This certification is also in line with government’s commitment to work with the construction industry and partners as part of our multi-year infrastructure plan to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“Providing modern school environments will encourage learning while at the same time ensuring we are achieving our goals towards energy conservation. This is a priority for government as it carries out new construction, extension and renovations throughout our schools in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“As we work toward an environmentally-sustainable future, we continue to work to integrate climate change and energy efficiency considerations into our policies, strategies, and implementation. LEED buildings save water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve indoor air quality, and conserve resources – all of which continue to be priority areas for the Provincial Government.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

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