Sobeys Québec’s trailblazing buildings
In 2010, Sobeys Québec’s distribution centre in Trois-Rivières was already the first refrigerated distribution centre in Canada to become LEED® certified when it earned gold certification in addition to numerous other distinctions.
Furthermore, in 2007, the IGA supermarket in Saint-Pascal de Kamouraska was the first supermarket in Canada to become LEED® certified. "And following on the heels of the Kamouraska store, the Cookshire, Rivière-des-Prairies, Gatineau, and Ahuntsic IGA stores have also received their LEED® certification, and the Duchemin family store in Ville Saint-Laurent is currently involved the certification process, following all the standards required for LEED® silver certification at the site of their IGA store that’s scheduled to open in June 2016," adds Côté.
What is LEED® certification?
Since the very beginning of the project, the design and construction teams have been following the process set out by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The building underwent the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Green Building Rating SystemTM right from the start. In order to earn LEED® silver certification, the centre has been evaluated based on the following criteria:
- ecological site design
- efficiciency of water management
- energy and atmosphere
- materials and resources
- quality of interior environments
- innovation and design process
So it is with great pride that Sobeys Québec continues to reflect upon and integrate more sustainable solutions into its network.
About Sobeys Québec
Sobeys Québec is a subsidiary of Sobeys Inc., wholly owned by Empire Company Limited. Headquartered in Montréal-Nord, Sobeys Québec operates several banners, including IGA, Les Marchés Tradition, Marché Bonichoix, Rachelle-Béry health food stores, and various convenience stores. Sobeys Québec's goal is to be an unparalleled creator of experiences that inspire Quebecers to eat better. It therefore chooses top-tier partners and constantly innovates to offer consumers better choices.
Communications Advisor, Sobeys Québec
514 324-1010, ext. 2158 | Laurie.Fossat@sobeys.com