Air Transat Head Office Ranked Among Greenest In North America
The TS head office building in Saint-Laurent, is among the greenest head offices in North America according to Corporate Responsibility magazine.
TS has intensified efforts to reduce its carbon footprint since adopting an environmental policy in 2007. In 2011, it received the 1st ever LEED-EB® Platinum certification awarded in Canada, and in 2014, became the 1st North American carrier to complete the 1st stage of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) for airline environmental best practices.
“For several years, Air Transat has worked on multiple fronts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jean-François Lemay, General Manager, Air Transat. “This award is recognition for our efforts to improve our environmental performance, which we have been making in all of the company’s business sectors, including in our aviation operations as well as our administrative offices.”
A number of initiatives introduced by Air Transat helped it rank among the top head offices in North America, including; installation of a solar wall on the west-facing side of the hangar adjoining the head office, replacement of all fluorescent and incandescent lighting by LED lighting, recycling and composting programs, availability of electric-vehicle charging stations and landscaping using clover instead of grass, which has enabled substantial savings in water consumption.