Situated on one of the last and largest infill sites in a historic part of Ottawa, the Greystone Village project represented an ideal opportunity to leverage LEED certification to create a vibrant, sustainable district that builds a strong connection to the surrounding areas, while incorporating the many cultural, environmental and heritage elements valued by the local community.

The 26-acre riverside mixed master-planned neighbourhood achieved a LEED v4 Neighbourhood Development: Plan Silver certification in July 2018, becoming the first project in Ontario to certify under the LEED v4 ND rating system.

CaGBC spoke with Erin O’Connor, Manager of Land Development with the project’s owner, Regional Group, about how the project team has been able to realize the vision of a highly community-centric development.

Bridging gaps in a historic community

Greystone Village is located in the thriving established community of Old Ottawa East, an area with a 100 year history that is close to the capital’s downtown core. Surrounding the iconic Edifice Deschâtelets Scholasticate Monastery, the project’s site provides green space, local community gardens, and views of the Rideau River, making the location an important landmark for the surrounding community.