March 7, 2017
Lumen is proud to announce that its new headquarters and distribution centre in Laval has been awarded the LEED certification. Serge Leblanc, President of Lumen received this coveted certification from Julie-Anne Chayer, Chairman of the Board of the Quebec Chapter of Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), in presence of François Anquetil, President of Sonepar Canada and Marc Demers, Mayor of Laval.
Completed in July 2015, this 385,000 sq. feet facility is located along Autoroute 440 West, near all metropolitan transportation routes. In an effort to minimize its impact on the local community, Lumen purposely designed its new facility based on the highest standards in durability and energy efficiency. This initiative paid off by meeting the stringent LEED criteria of the Canada Green Building Council.
A subsidiary of Sonepar Canada Group, Lumen is the leading distributor of electrical and automation material in Quebec. The Company operates a network of 36 branches across 4 provinces, including a new distribution centre that can support our growing logistics capacity to better serve our customers.
The CaGBC (www.cagbc.org) is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. As the voice of green building in Canada, we work closely with our national and chapter members in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research, and has helped meet the demand for skilled workers by providing green building education to over 20,000 professionals across the country since 2002. CaGBC is the license holder of the LEED green building rating system in Canada and is developing the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard, supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB in Canada, and oversees the Canada Coalition for Green Schools. We are also a member of the World Green Building Council supporting international efforts to reduce environmental impacts from the built environment.
Photo: From left to right: François Anquetil (President of Sonepar Canada), Marc Demers (Mayor of Laval), Julie-Anne Chayer (Chairman of the Board, Quebec Chapter, Canada Green Building Council), Serge Leblanc (President of Lumen).