Lansdowne is the first neighbourhood in Canada to complete construction and achieve LEED Stage 3 Built Project Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. That was a key highlight in an update received today by the City’s Environment and Climate Protection Committee.
The Committee also heard that the number of environmentally sustainable buildings continues to grow in Ottawa. The City has 27 LEED-certified buildings, including the Minto Recreation Complex, which received Silver certification in 2017.
The Committee approved amendments to clarify language in the Water By-law and to update roles and responsibilities. The Committee also ended the Home Dialysis Grant program because the Province now offers a grant that covers 100 per cent of the water and electricity costs related to receiving hemodialysis at home.
For the fifth year in a row, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change rated all of the City’s drinking water systems as 100 per cent compliant, highlighting Ottawa’s safe, reliable and high-quality drinking water.
The Committee directed staff to participate in the federal government’s consultation on reducing plastic waste. Staff will also look at best practices from other municipalities, and report back to the Committee in a waste diversion report next year.
Items from today’s Environment and Climate Protection Committee meeting requiring City Council approval will go to Council on Wednesday, May 23.