Case Study on a LEED v4-Certified Plant in Ontario


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In May 2020, SOPREMA completed the construction of its brand-new waterproofing product manufacturing plant in Woodstock, Ontario. With an area of 10,015 m2, the building was designed to meet the requirements of LEED v4 certification. It is actually one of the few industrial buildings to have obtained this certification in Canada.

From the start, the members of the work team—made up of SOPREMA, Lemay, and Pomerleau—had to join forces and align their visions so as to achieve the requirements of LEED v4 certification, the most recent version at the time. In the form of a case study on the Woodstock Plant, this virtual talk between the various project stakeholders will allow you to demystify the LEED standard, more particularly for a building in an industrial context. Solutions and specific examples to reduce the environmental impact of the building and increase the comfort of the occupants will also be presented.


Identifying the LEED v4 requirements to be achieved

Defining the key factors for the success of a project aiming for LEED v4 certification

Discovering specific examples of initiatives that contributed to complying with LEED v4 certification requirements

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of collaborators in a LEED project


Water Consumption Management and Recycling of Construction Waste

Life-Cycle Analysis of the Building

Evaluation and Monitoring of Energy Recovery Systems

Air Quality During Construction Works and Comfort of the Occupants


Loïc Angot, MBA, PA LEED, ENV SP

Associate, Practice Leader – Sustainability

With more than a decade of sustainable building and planning design experience, a Master’s Degree in Engineering and an MBA, Loïc Angot is currently leading Lemay’s Sustainability Practice, and is a key driver of its Net PositiveTM approach.

Loïc has worked on numerous high-profile commercial, institutional and residential projects as an expert in sustainable design in France and Canada.

He is a graduate of the Institut national des sciences appliquées de Rouen, France, and HEC Montréal. His exceptional analytical skills and collaborative approach are informed by insight and expertise. In 2020, he won Construction Canada’s Emerging Leader Award in the “Industry Contribution” category.

Alexandre Bernard has been a valuable member of the Pomerleau team for over 13 years. He served as Project Director on the SOPREMA Woodstock facility. His experience spans several industrial, institutional and commercial projects.

He is knowledgeable in the use of BIM software and lean construction methods, has been recognized for his sustainability diligence, and was involved in one of the first LEED® Platinum certified projects in Canada.

Alexandre received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (co-op) from the University of Ottawa in 2009. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 2012, and the Québec Order of Engineers (OIQ) since 2009.

Alexandre Bernard, Eng.

Project Director

Florent Bellini

Plant Manager – Woodstock

After being hired by SOPREMA in May 2014 as the Sorgues Plant Manager in France, Florent had the opportunity to come to Canada in 2018 to supervise the construction of the company’s brand-new waterproofing product manufacturing plant in Woodstock, Ontario. He has held the role of Plant Manager there since the end of the construction in 2020. Before joining the SOPREMA Group, he was a Process Engineer, Production Manager, then Plant Manager for a leading Austrian group in the market of terracotta products for construction. Thanks to his engineering training, he is able to adapt quickly to the issues related to the building materials industry, but what gives him the most satisfaction in his daily work is self-sufficiency, a taste for challenges, and teamwork.

Jean-François Côté holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) obtained in 1998.

He joined SOPREMA in 1999 as a Chemist, where he worked on the development of adhesives and sealants used in construction and civil engineering. From 2009 to 2015, as Director of Strategic Development at SOPREMA, he coordinated the activities of the R&D, Technical and Marketing Departments of the company. In his current role, he represents SOPREMA on technical committees of industry associations (ARMA, PIMA, and CIMAC) and is actively engaged in various North American standards development organizations (CSA, ASTM, and ULC).

He is a registered Chemist in the province of Québec with the OCQ, is Vice-Chair of the ASTM D08 Committee on Roofing and Waterproofing, and Chair of the CSA A123 Technical Committee on Roofing Materials.

Jean-François Côté, Ph. D.

Director – Scientific Affairs and Standardization


Pomerleau is one of Canada’s leading construction companies and a leader in sustainable buildings. The company specializes in the building, infrastructure and civil engineering and it also excels in virtual design and construction (VDC). Founded 60 years ago, the company employs 4,000 people at its nine regional offices and on nearly 200 worksites across the country. Pomerleau is the parent company of Borea Construction, the Canadian leader in renewable energy construction and owns Pomerleau Capital its private infrastructure investment and financing subsidiary. Since 2020, Pomerleau is part of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Since 1957, Lemay has been creating spaces that bring people together and contribute to the well-being of their users. The company’s team is made up of architects, designers, and creators of change who work tirelessly to foster innovation in their own environment and in communities around the world. Building on the synergy of its transdisciplinary talents, the firm has also developed the Net Positive™ approach that guides its teams towards sustainable solutions to shape a better future. By placing the human experience at the heart of its priorities, Lemay seeks to leverage constraints and create spaces where everyone can thrive.

SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions for the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors. In Canada, SOPREMA has more than 900 employees in 12 manufacturing plants, its North American R&D Centre in Drummondville, and 11 sales offices in every province of Canada.

Since beginning operations in Canada in 1978, SOPREMA has manufactured and installed millions of square metres of membranes. Each year, hundreds of building professionals choose SOPREMA for the quality of its products and its considerate service.


A strategic location, LEED-certified facilities, and amazing people: get to know our Woodstock plant.


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