RBC Convention Centre receives LEED Silver Certification

The RBC Convention Centre is pleased to announce that its recent $180 million building expansion has received LEED® Silver Certification.

“We are honoured to receive this certification, which reflects our numerous efforts to protect the environment and to make sustainable development a priority,” said Klaus Lahr, President and CEO, RBC Convention Centre.

LEED® Certified buildings meet one of the highest environmental performance standards in the world, assessed by site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material selection, indoor air quality and innovation in design.

“Not only does our new building meet strict standards, we are working to sustain an overall greener facility in the existing building as well,” Lahr adds.

Go Green!

Since 2007, the convention centre has been a BOMA BESt certified building by the Building Owners and Managers Association. BESt stands for Building Environmental Standards, and BESt-certified buildings lead the way in energy and water conservation, waste reduction, indoor air quality and operational best practices.

The RBC Convention Centre continues to monitor its resource consumption, expand and improve processes and implement new technologies that support a greener facility.

  • computer system that monitors all of the engines in the facility, turning them off during off-peak hours (in unused space or overnight)
  • additional electrical circuits in order to turn off lights/power in stages
  • replacement of all incandescent and mercury light fixtures with energy efficient options that not only utilizes less energy but require replacement less frequently
  • timers to operate the parkade lights (reduced during off-peak hours)
  • automation of trade show service forms, eliminating printed materials, envelopes and postage required to mail the thousands of packages to show managers and exhibitors
  • donation or sale of used materials/items in any remodeling processes (all fixtures, wiring, furniture are donated or sold at a reduced rate)
  • hybrid heating system that uses real time intelligent controls to track and manage heating demand and automatically switches between fossil fuel based heating sources and electric heat to reduce energy costs, decrease green house gas emissions and increase efficiencies
  • elimination of plastic water bottles replacing them with water stations


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