Located at 130 Somerset Street in the city’s north end, is Saint John’s most environmentally innovative business complex. The building has achieved Gold status in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), making it the first private sector development of its kind in Atlantic Canada.
The 25,000 square foot complex boasts sustainable design features including being built on restored commercial land (known as a Brownfield Redevelopment), the use of recycled building materials, reduced lighting loads, a rainwater collection system, low-flow washroom fixtures, and close proximity to public transit. The complex also has preferential parking spots for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles and carpools. The building is home to the Saint John offices of Stantec Engineering and the head office of Coast Tire Limited.
In addition to LEED Gold status, Somerset Square received recognition by Efficiency NB for the extra effort made to reduce environmental impact, and was awarded the 2009 Brownie Award for best small scale development by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) in Excellence in Project Development.