At The Cultch we pride ourselves on presenting professional performing arts with minimal impact on the environment. With the aim of making our building the best in environmental practice, we are actively taking steps to reduce our ecological footprint and adopt new “greener” alternatives. As remaining sustainable requires a constant evaluation of our methods, we are pleased to release our first “Greening The Cultch” dispatch. This is the first of many missives from our Director of Operations Terence Van Der Woude, in which he will put The Cultch under the microscope and take a look at our many efforts to remain environmentally friendly.
Greening The Cultch Includes Shades of Gray
By Terence Van Der Woude, Director of Operations
The Cultch is such a unique space. It has a soul that reaches back farther than any of us alive. It has witnessed all the highs and lows of people’s lives and is now witnessing the retelling of those dramas through live performance. I cannot think of a more fitting place to be able to claim to be the first LEED-certified performing arts building in Canada. And I feel very fortunate to be able to share and explore the significance of what that means with you.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. (more…)