Why Jason McLennan created the toughest green building ratings

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To understand Jason McLennan’s passion for restorative architecture, you need to look back to his childhood in Sudbury, Ontario, which once held the dubious distinction as home to the world’s tallest smokestack.

McLennan remembers a polluted industrial city that resembled a “moonscape,” until Sudbury realized in the 1970s that it desperately needed to diversify its economy away from its history of mining and smelting. Its new master plan included a regreening campaign that was so successful the city eventually earned a United Nations commendation in the 1990s.

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