Sturgeon Heights Community Centre has received LEED Gold Designation and is the first civic building to achieve such status.
The recently amalgamated building combines the Silver Heights and Sturgeon Creek Community Centre into a new 18,000-square-foot, energy-efficient facility.
The centre makes use of natural light, while using energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors throughout to help reduce energy costs. Drought tolerant plants, low-flow faucets, and other features mean the facility will use roughly 50 percent less water compared to a conventional building. As well, 84 percent of construction waste and materials from deconstructing the existing building were recycled or salvaged.
The $5.63 million project was cost-shared by all three levels of government.