Montreal, February 8, 2012
Air Transat earned a Citation in the 22nd Énergia contest organized by the Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie (AQME) for having obtained LEED certification for its head office in 2011. The annual award recognizes excellence in energy efficiency and conservation achievements in Quebec. Air Transat was honoured in the “Existing Building – Other Sectors” category for 2011.
“We are very proud to have received this Citation, which acknowledges the many initiatives we are taking to improve our environmental performance and to make our head office energy efficient, while at the same time minimizing our resource consumption,” said Allen B. Graham, President of Transat Canada and President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Transat.
In April 2011, Air Transat’s headquarters became the first in Canada to be awarded LEED-EB® Platinum certification. This three-storey structure, with some 60,000 square feet of floor space, obtained U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification in the “Existing Buildings” category. The building, constructed in 2004 on the Montréal–Trudeau airport site, was the first in its category in Canada to be granted that level of certification, emblematic of compliance with the most stringent of sustainable development criteria.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.