Ottawa building gets Canada’s first zero carbon building performance certification

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100 Murray Street in Ottawa’s central Byward Market, asset managed and operated by Bentall Kennedy, was awarded the country’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) – Performance certification.

The existing 60,000-square-foot Class A commercial office space further built upon its proven energy performance results and LEED Gold certification in 2016, to demonstrate it  achieved a balance of zero carbon emissions from the building.

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) said when the project team at Bentall Kennedy decided to pursue CaGBC’s new Zero Carbon Building Standard, they wanted to test out how one of their buildings could perform at a higher level to replicate that formula in the future.

100 Murray Street was the perfect candidate: A boutique office building in Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market that was already high-performing.

“Green building certifications validate the environmental performance of our assets, enhance transparency and establish a clear market differentiator that our investors and tenants value,” said Anna Murray, Bentall Kennedy’s vice-president of sustainability. “Further, green building certification creates a virtuous circle that generates the potential for higher value, more satisfied tenants, and forestalls obsolescence for our investor clients.”

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