By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport is the first Canadian air terminal to achieve LEED silver certification.
The airport now falls into an elite category, being only one of 17 terminals in North America (one of 24 in the world) to receive the certification for new construction.
“Attaining external validation of our commitment to the principles of sustainable development is truly exciting,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority.
“Working closely with Stantec (Architecture), our teams delivered a beautiful, functional facility that minimized its carbon footprint. It’s something that I believe our community will be able to take pride in for years to come.”
Stantec says air terminal will achieve a total greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of more than 5,000 tonnes per year when compared to code, equivalent to taking over 1,000 cars off the road for one year.