Budget: $1.5 million
Customer: Credit Valley Conservation
Project: Corporate Offices and Training Room

As a conservation authority seeks to protect a major watershed area, how do they ensure their working environment protects the individuals who inhabit it? Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was determined to reach LEED Gold certification for their new building and partnered with Groupe Lacasse to achieve this goal.

OBJECTIVE
An organization charged with managing a watershed area of 1,000 sq. kilometers drained by the Credit River and its 1,500 kilometers of tributaries clearly has the environment front-of-mind. When they went to select furniture for their new offices the criteria was clear: all furnishings must meet high environmental standards and help CVC achieve their goal of LEED Gold certification. After a stringent evaluation that included a competitive bid process and seeing product in a simulated environment, CVC selected Groupe Lacasse. The Groupe Lacasse products spoke most clearly to their corporate values, respected their budgets, and met the criteria for Canadian-content.

GROUPE LACASSE SOLUTION
Understanding the goals of CVC, the Groupe Lacasse family of products was proposed as the solution. Groupe Lacasse’s corporate commitment to preserving natural resources and ensuring their operations have the least possible impact on the environment resonated with CVC. This selection also helped CVC comein on budget and offered the support of a local manufacturer.

RESULTS
The Groupe Lacasse products chosen for the CVC corporate offices helped create a work environment that reflects the ideals of CVC. The products have supported the client in achieving LEED Gold certification. Nvision systems furniture meets stringent safety and stability standards and is Greenguard certified. United Chair seating and Lacasse freestanding laminate furniture carry double Greenguard certifications – Indoor Air Quality Certified and Children & Schools Indoor Air Quality Certified. All products are built for life and will withstand the rigours of this
active and committed work environment.

Credit Valley is a conservation authority. We are innovative leaders in LEED and conservation. Groupe Lacasse met our three-fold objective of: LEED Gold certification, budgets, and Canadian-content. We are very happy with the end result.

Testiomonial

Credit Valley is a conservation authority. We are innovative leaders in LEED and conservation. Groupe Lacasse met our three-fold objective of: LEED Gold certification, budgets, and Canadian-content. We are very happy with the end result.

Morgan Bonnell