Health care building gets ‘green’ certification

Celebrating the LEED designation are, from left, Mary Janet MacKay (Job Zone d’Emploi), Francine Gratton (CCAC), Linda Symonds (WDMH), Suzanne Grigel (EOHU), Fiona Carr (Ontario Early Years Centre), Michelle Blouin (WDMH), Pat Lewis (WDMH), David Bryden (Bryden Martel Architects), Suzanne Gibson (Bryden Martel Architects), Jim Dark (Laurin Construction), Cholly Boland (WDMH) and Katie Proulx (Laurin Construction). (Photo/WDMH)

WINCHESTER – A building in Winchester housing several public agencies is not only helping people but the environment.

The Community Care Building at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital campus has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the Canada Green Building Council.

It recognizes sustainability planning during design, construction and operation.

The building is home to four agencies – the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centre, Job Zone d’Emploi and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre.

Staff at the building came together last week to recognize the certification.

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