National Bank Awarded Second LEED Canada-CI Gold Certification for the Design of a Branch

National Bank Awarded Second LEED Canada-CI Gold Certification for the Design 
of a Branch 
SHERBROOKE, QC, April 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank has been awarded a 
second LEED Canada-CI Gold certification for the interior design of a branch 
and offices in Sherbrooke. This recognition was highlighted last Thursday 
during a ceremony attended by Carole Girardin, Regional Vice-President for 
Eastern Townships/Amiante, Jean-Pierre Lahaye, Senior Manager - Commercial 
Banking for Eastern Townships, Jonny Bergeron, Vice-President and Regional 
Manager at National Bank Financial and Isabelle Allie, Manager of the King 
Street West branch in Sherbrooke. 
The LEED Canada-CI (CI stands for Commercial Interiors) Gold certification is 
the third level of certification and it is awarded by the Canada Green 
Building Council (CaGBC). The Council's mission is to lead and accelerate the 
transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and 
communities throughout Canada. 
"Nearly two years ago, we brought together a branch, our regional centre, a 
Commercial Banking centre, as well as National Bank Financial and Private 
Wealth 1859 experts all in one location. This new layout was designed using 
the Bank's building standards guide. This document's very strict guidelines 
were inspired by the LEED building rating systems. I would like to take this 
opportunity to congratulate the team that worked on this project," stated 
Carole Girardin, National Bank Regional Vice-President for Eastern 
Townships/Amiante. 
A branch in the borough of Beauport in Quebec City was also recently awarded 
the LEED Canada-CI Gold certification for its interior design. A branch in the 
borough of Lachine in Montreal had previously received the LEED Canada -CI 
Silver Certification. 
The Sherbrooke branch's certification stands out for such features as: 


        --  Bicycle racks and showers have been installed, to encourage
            employees and clients to use eco-friendly modes of
            transportation.
        --  The branch's underground parking has an electric vehicle
            charging station.
        --  The building's roof is covered with a white membrane, to reduce
            the heat island effect.
        --  67% of construction waste was recovered and diverted from
            landfills.
        --  The construction materials used were 15% recycled and 18% from
            within an 800-km radius of the building.
        --  Low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting materials were
            used in the construction (adhesives, sealants, paints,
            carpets).
        --  The chairs and furniture used are Greenguard® certified: they
            emit fewer chemicals.
        --  A full building flush-out was conducted before the occupants
            moved in.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a North American green 
building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998. A 
building can be rated one of four levels of certification: Certified, Silver, 
Gold or Platinum. Evaluation criteria include: sustainable sites, water 
efficiency, energy performance, materials and resources, indoor environmental 
quality as well as innovation and design process.

About National Bank of Canada
With $195 billion in assets as at January 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada 
(www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading 
integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks 
in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. The Bank has close to 20,000 
employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities 
are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's 
activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community 
involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.



SOURCE  National Bank of Canada 
(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of  journalists 
and other media representatives.): 
Jean-François Cadieux Chief Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 
514-394-6500 
Image with caption: "(left to right): Jonny Bergeron, Vice-President and 
Regional Manager at National Bank Financial, Carole Girardin, Regional 
Vice-President for Eastern Townships/Amiante, Isabelle Allie, Manager of the 
King Street West branch in Sherbrooke, Marie-Christine Marcoux, Private 
Advisor, National Bank Private Wealth 1859 and Jean-Pierre Lahaye, Senior 
Manager - Commercial Banking for Eastern Townships. (Absent : Hélène 
Ménard, Advisor, Premises Department and André Longpré, Manager, Premises 
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