Sustainability

Green Building Tours

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Western is committed to the highest standards of construction and will put forth its best efforts to undertake new building design and construction projects under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is the most recognized green building rating system, with presence in 150 countries and over 1,800 projects certified in Canada. To learn more about LEED, visit www.cagbc.org  

The following buildings have received their certification from Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC):

Other Western buildings that are currently targeting LEED® are:

Green Building Tours are a great way to get an in-depth look at what makes these buildings sustainable.  Tours are open to campus community members as well as the general public. 

EnviroWestern volunteers provide one-hour tours, which can be building-specific or visiting several buildings on campus. Each guided walk-through specifically focuses on green features implemented in these projects, such as: Water and energy efficiency measures, environmentally preferable building materials and construction methods and measures to maximize indoor air quality performance. During the tours, we also encourage  discussions of sustainability and environmental initiatives.

If you’re interested on visiting any of our LEED® Certified buildings or LEED® Certification Candidate buildings, please send an e-mail to envirowestern@westernusc.ca including the following information:

EnviroWestern will contact you shortly with tour details (e.g., maps, parking information, etc.).

Thank you for your interest in Western's Green Building Tours!