LEED Platinum for the Annacis Research CentreLEED Platinum for the Annacis Research Centre<div class="ExternalClassB759C368C12F4C0E90F41D945A239929"><p>Metro Vancouver's Annacis Research Centre (ARC), located on Annacis Island in Delta, achieved LEED Platinum as of January 2016. The award is confirmed by the Canada Green Building Council, which is a member of the World Green Building Council.</p><p>Some of the attributes of the facility are described in <a href="/services/liquid-waste/LiquidWastePublications/AnnacisPanels.pdf" target="_blank">this brochure</a>. There are about 150 LEED Platinum buildings now in Canada. ARC stands in good company: examples of other buildings in our region include the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitors Centre and the well-known Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at UBC.</p><p>LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and reflects a measure of sustainability excellence in both the design and operation of the buildings, including a reduced impact on municipal infrastructure through water conservation measures, and on the environment through energy efficiency design to reduce emissions.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-leed.jpg2016-02-26T08:00:00ZGP0|#a7f200e3-d438-4fb5-bdb4-385767b1eb24;L0|#0a7f200e3-d438-4fb5-bdb4-385767b1eb24|Issue 18;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC682BF4FD9B14B00BF52AAE04DA7716E"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Annacis Research Centre, located on Annacis Island in Delta, achieved LEED Platinum as of January 2016, and now stands among 150 Platinum buildings across the country. </p></div>0