The Regional Group’s Greystone Village has been awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER, the first project in Ontario to be achieve this designation. LEED® ND v4 SILVER has been achieved to date by only eight projects in North America, three of them in Canada.
The LEED ND v4 designation holds candidate projects to the highest standards of sustainable building practices and has only been achieved to date by 8 projects in North America, 3 of which are in Canada.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council is the leading program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Greystone Village is a 26-acre mixed-use, master-planned community near Main Street in Old Ottawa East. The site was acquired from the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 2014. When complete, the community will consist of 950 homes offering the full spectrum of housing types. This project is being developed in partnership with eQ Homes.
Inspired by the site’s 100-year old history and the existing community, The Oblate Lands is one of the largest remaining infill sites centred around the Edifice Deschâtelets Scholasticate, a heritage building, and the former home to the Fathers of the Oblate Order.
The site provides green space, local community gardens, and views of the Rideau River.
Greystone Village achieved LEED for Neighborhood certification for implementing practical and measurable environmental strategies and solutions via:
- sustainable site development
- wetland conservation,
- wildlife habitat restoration
- sustainable landscape design,
- preservation of historic buildings
- walkability and vehicle-restricted areas
- access to transit, and overall connectivity and interactivity with the surrounding communities
“Greystone Village is a unique project that posed some interesting questions. How do you turn a 100-year-old monastery into a vibrant community that not only integrates seamlessly with the surrounding well-established neighborhood, but encourages social interaction?” says Dave Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Group.
“Throughout the project, we were focused on creating a sustainable community, in every detail. In fact, we were able to work out an arrangement to recycle the excavated crushed stone from the City’s new LRT line as infill. A win-win for all,” says David Kardish, VP Land Development, Regional Group.