Home to a variety of social, sporting and cultural gatherings, the Videotron Centre is situated in an environment rich in culture and history, which the Centre team is committed to preserving through policies of sustainable development and sustainable social responsibility. To carry out its projects, the Centre has surrounded itself with partners and sponsors who share the same values and goals of giving back to the community.
The Videotron Centre is currently in the process of becoming LEED certified at the silver level for the construction and renovation of its building. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is an evaluation system that is internationally recognized and ensures compliance with higher standards of sustainable development. LEED-certified buildings produce less waste than conventional buildings, in addition to saving water and energy. LEED-certified buildings also promote physical and mental health, biodiversity, and the use of durable materials, while keeping the best interests of the community and the economy top of mind.
Below you will find specific examples of sustainable practices implemented by the Centre:
Easy access to public transportationEnvironmental impact : reduced pollution and impact on development caused by the use of motorized vehicles.
Quantity control and management of rainwaterEnvironmental impact : limited pollution of natural waterways by reducing impervious ground surfaces, increasing ground infiltration, and reducing or eliminating pollution from rainwater runoff.
Site planning to reduce heat islandsEnvironmental impact : reduced heat islands to minimize the impact on microclimates as well as human and wildlife habitats.
Landscaping to save waterEnvironmental impact : limiting or eliminating the use of potable water for irrigation.
Reduced water consumptionEnvironmental impact : maximizing consumption of water in the building to reduce the burden on municipal water systems.
Optimized energy performanceEnvironmental impact : achieving increased levels of energy performance beyond the standard prerequisites to reduce environmental impact caused by the efficient use of energy.