Your lawyers since 1722

6 assets
13,577 m2 total floor area
185 tCO2e annual portfolio carbon emissions
16.5 kgCO2e/m2 average Whole Life Carbon Footprint

Lemay is an integrated design firm based in Montreal, Canada. Embedded in its sustainability policy, NET POSITIVE is Lemay’s award-winning framework for maximising sustainable strategies, focusing on three pillars: health, environment and carbon emissions reduction. Their mission: creating better living environments for communities and future generations.


Member of Canada and US Green Building Councils

400 employees

Joined in 2020, Signatory of WLC Commitment

1. Commit

Commit to maintain carbon neutrality of offices, attained in 2020. Maximise embodied carbon emission reductions and compensate for any residual upfront embodied carbon emissions by 2030 as appropriate.

2. Disclose

Track energy consumption and GHG emissions of all assets and publicly disclose the results through Lemay’s annual NET POSITIVE report. Disclose energy consumption, energy efficiency measures and whole life carbon emissions reduction following the WorldGBC’s Detailed Guidance.

3. Act

Update the transition plan to keep implementing carbon emissions reduction strategies, which include energy consumption monitoring to reduce energy use intensity, phasing out inefficient equipment to reduce energy demand, using green building certifications, and procuring renewable energy on-site and off-site. Maximise embodied carbon reductions, where applicable, compensating for any residual upfront emissions by 2030.

4. Verify

Use relevant third-party verification schemes such as LEED and Zero Carbon Building Standard. Use Energy Star Portfolio Manager for benchmark and report to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Publicly report progress annually against targets in Lemay’s NET POSITIVE report (sustainability report).

5. Advocate

Continue advocating with partners, clients and all stakeholders to maximise carbon emission reductions across the whole lifecycle of projects. Update Lemay’s green procurement policy to further measure and reduce scope 3 emissions from transportation and office supplies. Continue participating in public events with environmental organisations and leading the way with Lemay’s NET POSITIVE day.

Commitment Partner Initiatives

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