The goal of JBC is to design the built environment such that energy and resources are used at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program currently being implemented by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) across Canada is an internationally accepted third-party certification program and benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. JBC has extensive experience incorporating LEED design objectives into the built environment including the following:
- Green roof
- Rainwater recovery
- Low water consumption plumbing fixtures
- Grey water heat exchangers
- Light pollution reduction.
- Day lighting
- Recycling of construction materials
- Use of regional materials
- Minimum energy performance
- Fundamental refrigerant management
- Low emitting materials
- Fundamental commissioning
- Minimum indoor air quality performance
- Thermal comfort
Sustainable practices do more than just reduce negative environmental impacts; they also create buildings that are more energy-efficient, reducing operating costs and increasing year-round comfort.