Greystone Village Awarded Prestigious LEED® Neighborhood Development Certification



June 5, 2018, (Ottawa, Ontario) — Today, Regional Group announced that Greystone Village has been awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER, the first project in Ontario to be awarded this designation.


The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.


“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?” – 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.” – David Kardish, VP Land Development, Regional Group


Greystone Village is a 26-acre mixed-use, LEED-ND v4 certified, master-planned community inspired by the site’s 100-year old history and the vibrant existing community which surrounds it. Situated adjacent to the Rideau River, the site has abundant waterfront access and views and is a short walk to the Rideau Canal, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. The site was acquired from the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, in 2014.


In the heart of Ottawa’s existing Old Ottawa East neighbourhood, 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 has become an important part of the surrounding community, providing green space, local community gardens, and views of the Rideau River. When complete, the community will consist of 950 homes offering the full spectrum of housing types.


This project is the result of the partnership with eQ Homes, a successful and respected community builder in the Ottawa region.

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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.


Greystone Village achieved LEED for Neighborhood certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance through its stewardship of the land via: sustainable site development, land and 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. (See About LEED Press Kit for more information)


About Regional Group

Since 1958, Regional Group has been shaping real estate in Ottawa and throughout Canada’s National Capital Region. Started as Regional Realty, the business evolved into a unique real estate platform with extensive experience handling every aspect of the real estate environment. We create, develop, manage, and assess real estate value for our clients, partners and investors.

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