EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 10, 2017 — Global medical product manufacturer, priMED Medical Products, Inc. (priMED) along with Edmonton entrepreneurs, Christy Benoit and Dennis Cuku announced today the achievement of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for the priMED Mosaic Centre.
The priMED Mosaic Centre, is the earth’s northernmost net-zero energy commercial building. Envisioned and pioneered by Christy Benoit and Dennis Cuku, designed by Manasc Isaac and built by Chandos Construction, the Centre opened in the Edmonton neigbourhood of Summerside in February 2015. In August of 2017, Christy and Dennis sold the building to priMED Medical Products and today all three parties are united in sharing the news with their respective communities.
“This is a one-of-a-kind facility”
“Today is an exciting day,” said David Welsh, President and CEO, priMED. “The LEED Platinum Certification is one of many commitments priMED is making to ensure environmental sustainability of its products and services, as well as to our staff. We are inspired by Christy’s and Dennis’ vision to create an amazing space and we recognize a tremendous amount of groundwork on their part went into to achieving the LEED Platinum Certification. This is a one-of-a-kind facility and we are eager to cohabit this bright, fresh-air, positive energy environment with all of our tenants.”
“Innovation and sustainability will be nurtured for years to come”
“We believe priMED is the perfect steward for the Centre moving forward,” said Christy Benoit, co-founder of the Mosaic Centre. “Finding a successor who shares our strong vision was the most important factor in our decision to sell the building. Our common goal to create a “people first” work environment ensures that innovation, collaboration, community and sustainability will be nurtured for years to come.”
In addition to its water efficiency, material selection and innovative design, the priMED Mosaic Centre includes: multi-media conference rooms, huddle spaces, a 12m Living Wall, restaurant, daycare, spa, electric vehicle charging stations, an exterior garden and courtyard—all designed to provide optimal working conditions and facilitate a sense of community amongst tenants and visitors.
About priMED Medical Products:
Established in 1995, priMED Medical Products is a dynamic, global manufacturer specializing in high-quality medical products. As a leading Canadian medical product provider to hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, priMED also offers branded, co-branded and private label products and services to its customers and international partners.
About Christy Benoit & Dennis Cuku:
Christy & Dennis are entrepreneurs who believe there is a better way to do business—that it is possible to do good while doing well. Through the work in the various ventures they have led; and now with the business clients they coach, they are demonstrating free-enterprise need not come at the expense of human values, environmental sustainability or personal happiness. Rather, it is possible to build a profitable business while improving the lives of those whom it touches.
About the priMED Mosaic Centre:
Powered by an array of over 213 kW photovoltaic (PV) panels, and heated/cooled by 32 geothermal wells, the priMED Mosaic Centre is one of the most environmentally-conscious buildings in Canada. It has achieved LEED Platinum Certification, the highest possible level of recognition for environmental stewardship on a construction project. Learn more at https://www.primedmosaiccentre.com/
About LEED Certification:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a point-based rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 132 countries. Points are earned for building attributes considered environmentally beneficial with 110 points covering seven topic areas including water efficiency, material selection and innovation in design. Learn more at http://www.cagbc.org/
priMED Medical Products, Inc.
#301, 1259-91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780 497 7600
Media Contact: Craig Blackburn, Senior Brand Manager
Christy Benoit & Dennis Cuku
#101, 2003-91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780 914 4388
Media Contact: Christy Benoit