Green Building

Canadian building wins LEED Gold for sustainable technology, radiant heating

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:21

The Jean Canfield Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, has been awarded with a LEED Gold certification due to the many sustainable technologies that were used in order to cut energy consumption, according to a release by the Canadian National Government.

Minister of National Revenue Gail Shea was on hand for a ceremony that applauded the building and the contractors for their work.

"As the federal Minister Responsible for P.E.I., I am proud to see that our Government is taking an important leadership role to protect the environment, and is achieving real results right here in P.E.I. for today and for a cleaner tomorrow," Minister Shea said in an address.

The building is a showcase for many technologies that help to reduce energy consumption, including specially designed windows for maximum natural light, rainwater recycling technology and a radiant heating system.

A radiant heating system can allow a building to provide comfortable warmth without having to install radiators, heating ducts or air vents. This technology also spreads the heat in a more even manner than other systems.