LEED and Sustainable Construction
McKay-Cocker has been dedicated to building green for a long time. We are proud to say that we completed the first LEED GOLD facility in South Western Ontario, the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in London. With this success we have gone on to build several LEED registered and designated buildings, including:
Ontario Power Generation Darlington Energy Complex | LEED GOLD
Maple Leaf Foods Refrigerated Distribution Centre | LEED GOLD
Sisters' of St. Joseph Residence and Long-Term Care Building | LEED GOLD
Blue Water Bridge Canada Corporate Centre | LEED SILVER
Stoney Creek Community Centre, YMCA and Library | LEED GOLD
Enbridge Gas Distribution New Tecumseh Office and Warehouse | LEED GOLD
We have also encouraged our employee's to continue their education through LEED AP designations and LEED Green Associate. We currently have nine staff that are LEED AP and three Green Associates; ranging from site staff to project management to estimating. We also support employees active in the education of LEED to college students and currently have a senior project manager instructing LEED construction Principles at Fanshawe College.
As we move further into the future, McKay-Cocker attempts to evaluate all of our projects to minimize the environmental impact that we will have during construction. Also, when in Construction Management and Design-Build situations, our preconstruction team will provide lifecycle costing and alternative evaluations for our clients to help educate and evaluate our clients on all the options that may be available to them given their timing, budget, scope and quality needs.