“I am proud and happy to receive this new distinction from the Council on Sustainable Building in Canada. It culminates nearly 30 years of effort and results to combine innovation, architectural quality and environmental protection first Saint Laurent And on a larger scale in Montreal. This award highlights, for example, more than 4,000 buildings that have been LEED certified or are in the process of being certified since 2012 in Saint Laurent. It also reflects our strategic planning, including the implementation of our approved Climate Contingency Plan in the fall of 2021. The latter aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through several measures such as improving the energy performance of our public buildings. I finally received this award as encouragement to continue to do my best to respond to the climate emergency! »
Alain D’Souzamayor Saint Laurent
In 2014, Mr. Alain D’SouzaPreviously received the CaGBC Government Leadership Award. That same year, he was also awarded the Green Champion by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
He has also received many prestigious architectural awards in the past:
- 2019 – Quality Ambassador for Architecture – Ordre des Architectes du Québec
- 2017 – Excellence Award: Defender or Beneficiary of Architecture – Royal Institute of Architecture Canada (IRAC)
- 2015 – Jean-Paul Lallier Award – Order of Urban Planners from Quebec
He has also just been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Green Fund (GMF) on May 5, 2022, a $1.65 billion fund managed by the FCM to support municipalities of all sizes across the country. Canada in implementing their sustainable development projects.
This new award from CaGBC recognizes over 30 years of achievements in architectural quality and activism in favor of sustainable development and environmental conservation.
Specifically, Mr. DeSousa is currently serving his sixth term as mayor Saint Laurent He sat on the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal for more than 11 years. He also served as a Board Member for the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) from 2002 to 2017 and He was a member of its executive committee for eight years.
He has contributed to sustainable development and environmental policies in Montreal, moving it from planning to implementation.
Thanks to his commitment and determination, Saint Laurent In particular, in 2019 it became the first municipal entity in Quebec with more than 100,000 inhabitants to complete the final phase of the FCM Partner Program in Climate Protection. Biodiversity Corridor Saint Laurent Received two national awards since 2020 by the Royal Institute of Architecture in Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Association of Landscape Architects in Canada. Bibliothèque du Boisé was awarded the 2017 Green Building Award by the RAIC and the permanent Conseil du bâtiment du Canada.
As La Presse noted recently, Saint Laurent It is where the greenest homes in Quebec are built.
Alain D’Souza Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Green Fund (Press release, 05/05/2022)
Neighborhood Saint Laurent / At the forefront of the green transformation (La Presse, 16/04/2022)
2021-2030 Climate Contingency Plan Saint Laurent
about neighborhood Saint Laurent
The city was founded in 1893, Saint Laurent It became one of the nineteen boroughs of the City of Montreal in 2002. It is located north of the Island of Montreal, the neighborhood Saint Laurent It is the largest with an area of 42.8 km². With a population of over 100,000, it is among its most multicultural. It became a “sustainable municipal area” in 2019, Saint Laurent It places sustainable development and the protection of the environment in particular at the center of all its decisions. It is an even greater challenge because more than 70% of its land is dedicated to industrial and commercial activities with more than 4,500 companies and 110,000 jobs. It also has one of the main industrial and technological poles of Quebec. Already offering easy access to major roads and public transportation, Saint Laurent It is preparing to receive five stations from the new Metropolitan Express network. Finally, thanks to its two libraries, its entertainment center, its modern sports complex, its arena, and about fifty parks, Saint Laurent It offers a wide range of services in many areas such as culture, sports or entertainment. The town thus guarantees a good quality of life for families and a conducive environment for business.
The source is the city of Montreal – Borough Saint Laurent
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