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Sept-Îles Detention Centre achieves certification that recognizes sustainable development requirements

The Sept-Îles Detention Centre, a suburban building completed in August 2016 that fully meets the site's safety and functional requirements, recently received LEED® certification. This underscores Pomerleau's commitment to its clients who want to adopt environmentally-friendly approaches to achieve their sustainable infrastructure goals.

The Sept-Îles Detention Centre can accommodate 55 inmates and 16 intermittent offenders. The new state-of-the-art building meets the highest safety standards, provides a high quality work environment for its employees, and has helped the region deal with prior issues of prison overcrowding.

LEED® certification provides independent, third-party verification that a project has been designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.

From an eco-responsible perspective, the building was built to maximize energy efficiency, and reduce water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions using a fully electric system. In addition, during construction, Pomerleau implemented responsible site waste management, and used recycled regional materials to ensure that the entire process is anchored in this environmentally-friendly approach.