A sustainable commercial interiors project for a Canadian bank is the 500th project to use Green Badger, a cloud-based LEED certification software solution for the construction industry.

Govan Brown is pursuing LEED Silver certification for the single-floor, modern open office fit-out in downtown Toronto, which is slated for completion in October 2020.

“This is a major milestone for Green Badger,” said Tommy Linstroth, founder and CEO of Green Badger. “It’s gratifying to know that we’ve helped contractors like Govan Brown eliminate some of the pain points of the LEED certification process, and that we’ve contributed to more sustainable building projects. Some of these certifications might not have been feasible without technology like Green Badger.”

Green Badger helped Govan Brown, part of the STO Building Group family of companies, meet its client’s sustainability goals for the project, which included:

  • Selecting materials that conserve raw and non-renewable resources.
  • Sourcing materials that provide transparency on material composition.
  • Using materials that reduce chemical exposure and enhance indoor air quality.

“This project, where our Govan Brown team is helping our client meet defined environmental goals, is right in our wheelhouse,” said Jennifer Taranto, director of sustainability for the STO Building Group. “There are inherent challenges on job sites these days; we’re coordinating beyond just budget and schedule. Green Badger relieves the pressure from the added layer of LEED documentation, allowing us to focus time on providing safety, quality and service to our client while hitting their sustainability goals at the same time.”