About Graham

LEED Building

Graham was among the first major construction contractors to embrace and focus on environmental awareness and sustainable construction. Graham people were some of the first members of the Canada Green Building Council and are also members of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Graham has been involved with numerous Gold and Silver building certifications under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED. LEED provides a detailed set of standards for the environmentally sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings and neighborhoods, with four levels of certification. A key component of Graham's commitment to LEED and sustainable building practices is our in-house Handbook for LEED projects, which creates a common platform for our people to successfully plan and execute LEED projects.

One recent example of Graham's participation in LEED building is the Whistler High Performance Centre, built in Whistler, British Columbia for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This is a complex iconic public assembly facility that is LEED Gold certified. Among other features are its direct energy heating system and a highly complex steel truss roof structure.

Another example is the Canada-United States Douglas Border Crossing. This public use facility is LEED Gold certified and was designed with geothermal heating, a complex photo-voltaic solar energy array and a sophisticated glu-lam roof structure.