A tool we use to evaluate the sustainable aspects of a building is the LEED® rating system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED  is a third party certification system developed first by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and adapted by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for the Canadian landscape. Prairie was the first architecture firm in Manitoba to have a LEED Accredited Professional and currently has 60% LEED® Accredited Professionals on staff, including dedicated sustainability experts; sustainable building coordinators and energy and daylight simulators.  Our commitment to training our staff as LEED accredited professionals has resulted in a certification success rate that surpasses that of much larger architectural firms.   This has led to the LEED certification of over 20 projects, including 3 LEED Platinum, 9 LEED Gold, and 7 LEED Silver, the most by any one firm in Manitoba. Prairie was the first firm in Manitoba to certify a building using LEED (Mountain Equipment Co-op). Although not all projects Prairie Architects undertakes pursue LEED® certification, sustainable concepts are inherant in our process and incorpoated where appropriate.

Prairie's projects that have received LEED® ratings:

Building Blocks on Blamoral Daycare LEED® PLATINUM

Amber Trails Community School LEED® PLATINUM

Manitoba Hydro Place LEED® PLATINUM

Woodlands K-8 LEED® GOLD

Paterson GlobalFoods Institute LEED® GOLD

Northlands Parkway Collegiate LEED® GOLD

Université de Saint-Boniface LEED® GOLD

Sturgeon Heights Community Centre LEED® GOLD

Mountain Equipment Co-op LEED® GOLD

Eco4 Horace LEED® for Homes GOLD

Aboriginal Student Centre LEED® GOLD

Swan Valley Credit Union LEED® GOLD

Churchill Northern Studies Centre LEED® SILVER

Sunova Credit Union - Riverbend LEED® SILVER

Sunova Credit Union - Oakbank LEED® SILVER


U of W's McFeetor's Hall LEED® SILVER

West End Cultural Centre LEED® SILVER

Qualico Head Offices LEED® SILVER

Canada Building LEED® CI Certified

Westoba Credit Union LEED® Certified

Makoonsag Daycare LEED® Certified

Fred Douglas Lodge LEED® Certified

Greenheart Housing Co-op LEED® Certified

Entegra Credit Union LEED® Certified