SURREY – Guildford Town Centre has achieved LEED Gold Core and Shell certification for its green efforts following its 2013 renovation and expansion.
Announced Wednesday, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification came after the shopping centre underwent an independent review process looking at its design and construction.
"This LEED Gold certification for Guildford Town Centre’s new expanded area is an important milestone in positioning the shopping centre at the cutting edge of design and retail trends," said Peggy Howard, the shopping centre’s general manager in a release.
"Guildford Town Centre has been a proud member of the City of Surrey for 49 years and we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint for the benefit of our employees, shoppers and the
community where we live and work."
Some of the initiatives that led to the certification include having 40 electric vehicle charging stalls, bicycle storage and changing rooms for tenants, low-flow water fixtures in bathrooms and energy efficient lighting and heating, air conditioning and ventilation.
Guildford Town Centre is owned and operated by Ivanhoe Cambridge.