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APM receives prestigious 'Green Globes' certification

Oct 12 2011

CHARLOTTETOWN – APM has received a prestigious “Three Green Globes” certification for their Design-Build work done at the new BioCommons Manufacturing Centre. The building, awarded to APM after a public tendering process, is the first Green Globes Certified building on PEI.

The Green Globes rating system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management achievement. It delivers an assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification.

CEO Tim Banks is pleased to be recognized as a leader in sustainability on PEI.

“APM’s focus on green building has existed for some time, but it is nice to receive formal recognition for our efforts,” said Mr. Banks. “Green building is no doubt the way of the future and at APM we make sure to give our clients as many options as possible when it comes to sustainable and environmentally friendly planning.”

Recently, APM hired Adam Jay, a graduate of University of New Brunswick’s Masters in Mechanical Engineering program focusing on ecologically friendly building. He is LEED accredited and has taken on the position of “Green Team Leader” at APM.

“APM is proud to be leading and accelerating the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings across Canada. Certification of the BioCommons Manufacturing Centre through the Green Globes program was a great experience and we are pleased with our ‘Three Green Globes’ result,” says Mr. Jay.

Mr. Banks points out that APM practices what they preach. Their headquarters, APM Place, has a number of ecologically-friendly additions including solar assisted hot water, low flow fixtures, LED morality lighting and more. On top of that, APM employs a number of LEED accredited engineers to encourage further expansion of the company into this field.

“APM sees the benefits of sustainable building,” says Mr. Banks. “Not just for the environment, but also in long-term cost savings. That is why environmentally aware construction is the way of the future, and APM will invest our resources to make sure that we remain a leader in this field.”

For more information, contact
Kate McKenna, Executive Assistant to the CEO
(902) 569-4800


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