UCalgary is a Canadian leader in high performance green buildings and sustainable site practices.
UCalgary has demonstrated best practices in green building construction in 14 major projects -- one of the largest concentrations of green buildings on any post-secondary campus in Canada at 1.9 million square feet.
Find out more about our LEED projects:
MacKimmie Complex and Redevelopment Project Certified Zero Carbon Building - Design, LEED Registered (Platinum expected)
MacKimmie is currently (Oct 2020) the largest certified Zero Carbon Building in Canada and the first in Alberta. The project is anticipating LEED Platinum certification. With over 85% reduction in annual energy use pre-project, the project will meet its goal to be one of the most energy efficient buildings in Canada.
This first LEED Platinum building in Alberta uses grey water in its toilets, low-flow water fixtures and a state-of-the-art HVAC system. Integrated solar panels produce up to 65,000 kWh of electricity annually.
Heat exchangers let air systems efficiently provide the air exchange necessary for animal and human comfort and safety. Onsite engineered wetlands recycle stormwater for non-potable reuse in the building.
Schulich School of Engineering - Expansion LEED Gold
An additional 18,300 square meter expansion connects engineering blocks A, C and E together. Providing collaborative lab spaces, bright studying locations and dynamic learning environments, this expansion enhances student experience to support the growing school of engineering.
Includes advanced mechanical systems that provide temperature and humidity control required for artifact preservation while using 40 per cent less energy. This building sits amidst native landscaping and green stormwater infrastructure.
Built inside the LEED Platinum Child Development Centre, the center features energy efficient appliances and low-flow water fixtures. The project prioritized material that had recycled content and human health benefits.
Approximately 4,500 square meters of storage and processing space was added to the existing high-performance storage facility. This expansion allows the facility to accommodate an additional four million-plus book volumes.
This project displays native and adaptive plant species that populate the stormwater pond and raingardens around the building. The stainless steel mesh curtain minimizes heat buildup without obscuring views from within.
Improvements to HVAC and lighting systems efficiency, distribution of daylight throughout the space and improved air quality with low emitting materials. Eighty-three per cent of construction waste was diverted from landfills for recycling.
This newest addition to UCalgary's residence district, it has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions of any residence on campus. Access to daylight and excellent air quality ensure the comfort and well-being of its residents.
Constructed to meet a greenhouse gas emissions budget of no more than 100 kg of CO2 emissions per square meter each year, this building supports green living with easy access to on-site secure bike storage and nearby transit routes.
UCalgarys first LEED certified residence building sets the bar for green campus living, using a third less energy than a conventional residence building. Every year, water efficient fixtures save enough water to fill six Olympic-size swimming pools.