One of our core values here is respect for the environment. When we built our office five years ago, we used the LEED process to ensure we were using mostly reclaimed material, disposing of waste materials properly, and installing energy efficient systems to allow us to reduce the use of energy and water and reduce the waste the building produces long-term. Our building has geo-thermal heating and cooling, a green roof, energy efficient lighting and water systems, and many other design elements that reduce our impact on the environment. We achieved LEED Gold status – the first union building in Ontario to do so.
Part of our ongoing commitment to the environment is offering a yearly hybrid vehicle incentive to our members. We offer a one-time grant of up to $2000 for members who purchase a hybrid vehicle. The photos are of previous members receiving their incentive cheque, of our LEED Standard Plaque, and the poster describing the building.