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Sustainable Development


Integral to our designs, is the active encouragement of sustainable building and site development practices.  Our goal is to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings in innovative and imaginative ways.  The result is that we are able to conserve precious natural resources and enhance users’ quality of life while remaining within our clients’ allocated budgets.  It requires constant vigilance and creative problem solving in order to succeed.

We apply sustainable design principles to our own office with, for example, systematic recycling and energy reduction.  We belong to the Canadian Green Building Council, both nationally and locally.  Seven of our team are LEED accredited.

Rubin & Rotman Architects are active proponents of Green Globes, Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Living Building Challenge.  We are presently working on a “One Planet Living”  community development in Ottawa / Gatineau.  We consistently incorporate sustainable design principles in our work whether recognized by a rating system or not.

Sustainable development is a fundamental tenet of our work and processes, seamlessly incorporated in all that we do.

  • Caserne 59, LEED-NC GOLD (2015)
  • Conglom, LEED-NC SILVER (2012)
  • Hagen Office building, LEED-NC GOLD (2010)
  • VF Outdoor, LEED-CI SILVER (2009)
  • Tenaquip, pending LEED-NC SILVER
  • Dicom, pending LEED-NC GOLD
  • Merck, pending LEED-NC SILVER
  • Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, pending LEED-NC SILVER