In Canada and in a number of other countries around the world, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED certification is the best way for you to demonstrate that your building is truly "green."
Here at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park we have followed this practice by having the following features installed in our building.
Indoor Environmental Quality
The Building Management System provides control and monitoring of many of the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park’s heating and ventilation systems. It enables efficient control of building environments and reduces energy consumption. Control of the system is carried out via a graphic interface from the FMD building.
- Details of metered energy use are archived, providing an historical record of energy costs.
- Reports can be generated to provide detailed information of a building's energy use.
- Alarms are automatically activated and monitored around the clock.
Water efficiency can be defined as, 1) the accomplishment of a function, task, process, or result with the minimal amount of water feasible; 2) an indicator of the relationship between the amount of water required for a particular purpose and the amount of water used or delivered.
- Waterless urinals
- Timed faucets
- Implementing a water-loss management program (e.g. repair leaks).
The Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park installed a lighting system control that maximizes lighting power for interior applications, and minimizes acceptable lighting equipment for exterior applications.
- Interior common areas, individually controlled by low voltage switching system
- Exterior, controlled by low voltage switching system and photo-cell.
- Administration areas, is individually controlled by ceiling sensors and local control switch.
The maintenance personnel, strive to meet safety and health regulations for the benifit of the general public and staff of the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park.
Lionel Two Horns Physical Facility Director