Drumheller Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity re­ceives LEED sil­ver cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

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On Fri­day, Jan­uary 20, the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity be­came rec­og­nized as a LEED (Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­ment De­sign) cer­ti­fied fa­cil­ity.

“We are very proud that the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity was built to meet the LEED sil­ver De­sign.” Mayor Terry Ye­men said, “The BCF is now rec­og­nized in­ter­na­tion­ally as a green build­ing be­cause it meets the cri­te­ria of be­ing en­ergy ef­fi­cient and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.”

The BCF was de­signed be LEED cer­ti­fied be­fore to its con­struc­tion but be­cause of the lengthy ver­i­fi­ca­tion process the BCF only re­ceived ac­cred­i­ta­tion now. A build­ing must have re­duced en­ergy con­sump­tion and waste to be LEED cer­ti­fied.

“The LEED award scheme is an in depth anal­y­sis of all as­pects of the build­ing from de­sign to op­er­a­tions and the im­pact they have on en­ergy con­ser­va­tion,” said Ju­lia Field­ing Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer. “LEED sup­ports the devel­op­ment of sus­tain­able build­ings to cre­ate a health­ier en­vi­ron­ment for vis­i­tors as well as re­duc­ing en­ergy con­sump­tion and re­duc­ing waste.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mayor Ye­men, “The BCF has a 47 per­cent stake en­ergy cost re­duc­tion over a stan­dard build­ing. The pri­mary en­ergy ef­fi­ciency mea­sure in­clude: the in­stal­la­tion of con­dens­ing boil­ers; heat re­cov­ery ven­ti­la­tion air, heav­ier in­su­la­tion in the roof and walls, an ef­fi­cient light­ing de­sign with the use of win­dows and the use of oc­cu­pancy sen­sors, and the in­stal­la­tion of de­mand con­trolled ven­ti­la­tion on out­door air. The BCF has an op­er­a­tional and main­te­nance plan that avoids the use of chem­i­cals for in­te­rior and ex­te­rior clean­ing, avoids the use of salt for re­moval of snow, ice, For­mer Coun­cil­lor Doug Stan­ford, Coun­cil­lor Pat Ko­lafa, Mayor Terry Ye­men, Coun­cil­lor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk, Coun­cil­lor Tom Zariski, CAO Ray Ro­manetz un­veil the LEED cer­ti­fi­ca­tion award at the BCF on Fri­day, Jan­uary 20. and pes­ti­cides for land­scap­ing. The BCF has a wa­ter sys­tem that uses ef­fi­cient-tech­nol­ogy to re­duce typ­i­cal wa­ter use; a land­scape waste pro­gram that di­verts waste by mulching and com­post­ing, bike racks for em­ployee and vis­i­tor use, show­ers and change rooms, pri­or­ity park­ing for car­pool­ing. Th­ese are all mea­sures that earned sig­nif­i­cant points to achieve our sil­ver LEED des­ig­na­tion.”

Drumheller’s BCF joined only 2,800 other build­ings which have gained this award since the pro­gram was in­tro­duced in 2004. The BCF is the first in Drumheller to be LEED cer­ti­fied.

Mayor Ye­men said, “The Town of Drumheller iden­ti­fies the BCF as the com­mu­nity’s so­cial and cul­tural hub, where an in­cred­i­ble range of ac­tiv­i­ties take place. Drumheller res­i­dents can be proud that we own a build­ing at the sil­ver level.”

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