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The  Vancouver Convention Centre has announced that its iconic West building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification (version 4) for Exisiting Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Builiding Council.  Coupled with its 2010 Platinum certification for New Construction, the Vancouver Convention Centre is the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world.

Platimum is the highest level of LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and version 4 is the newest version of the rating system, considered 'the framework and benchmark for the next generation of green buildings.

The Vancouver Convention Centre was built to the highest environmental standard with features like a six-acre living roof, marine habitat and impressive green technologies.  Their commitment to the environment is more than the building. When the West building opened, they set out to be a global leader in sustainability to make a difference in the community and the global industry.

Congratulations to the whole team at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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