Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

SAB Magazine has a nice write up of the LEED Gold centre for the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Follow the link for some gorgeous shots of the building:

The 1,600 sq.m office and conservation centre has cut the need for potable water by 70%, and passive heating, high-efficiency boilers, and heat recovery ventilators have reduced energy use by 42%. The building has become a destination to learn about LEED construction, and best practices in water conservation and on-site septic treatment.

I toured this building last fall and was taken with its beauty, and its water conscious design which captures rainwater from the roof and encircles the building with a stream of water leading to a constructed wetland.