Sun Life Building in Montreal earns North American first

by Steve Randall23 Sep 2019

The Sun Life Building in Montreal has achieved a North American first.

It has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification (Existing Building), the highest level of recognition for LEED® Green Buildings, recognized worldwide.

With the building also awarded BOMA BEST Platinum certification from BOMA Canada and WIRED Platinum certification from WiredScore, it means the building is the first century-old building in North America to obtain triple Platinum certification for excellence in environmental performance and digital connectivity.

"We are extremely proud of this exceptional result, which can be attributed to the remarkable work done by the Property Management team at BentallGreenOak, the willingness of the tenants to adhere to our environmental programs and the commitment of all of the owners to improve environmental performance,” commented Robert Dumas, President and CEO of Sun Life in Québec. “This certification is in keeping with the values adopted by Sun Life, which has prioritized sustainable development in its efforts to build healthy and sustainable communities for more than 150 years."

The Building is owned by Sun Life and a consortium led by Groupe Petra.

"This recognition proves that heritage buildings can be green and sustainable when everyone works together,” added Patrice Bourbonnais, President and COO of Groupe Petra.

Heritage building
The Sun Life Building in the heart of Montreal’s business district towers 400 feet above Dorchester Square and was built in neoclassical style between 1914 and 1933.

The 26 floors and more than 1 million square feet are home to several companies that belong to the new economy. The iconic shape of the Sun Life Building is an integral part of the cityscape.

Image credit: BentallGreenOak

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