July 2010 – ELAC undertakes Canada’s first Green Audit for cemeteries

As leaders in sustainable cemetery design, Lees + Associates partnered with engineering firm “EcoIndustrial Solutions” to complete Canada’s first cemetery environmental audit at Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria. Our team developed a series of cemetery-specific environmental indicators in key areas such as ghg emissions, energy consumption and water use which will be used to establish baselines for site environmental performance. An analysis of these baselines in light of cemetery operations determined where meaningful improvements could be made. Our green audit report was site-specific and provided a prioritized framework of actions to improve cemetery environmental performance. Our environmental reports are tailored to each site’s operational needs and provide cemetery operators a functional and meaningful tool for improving the sustainability of their sites.