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New Winnipeg University Building LEED Accredited

Its great to see gold LEED certified buildings being developed in the prairies of Canada…

Images of new University of Winnipeg Environmental Building made public – Canadian Architecture News:

The conceptual floor plan includes sustainable features such as a large atrium rising to the full height of the building, grey water collection for flushing toilets, the collection of wind power and solar energy to run the building, locally-produced and sourced materials to reduce energy costs in shipping and an innovative and creative design. “The university is not only constructing a science building. It’s taking a major leadership role in sustainable design,” Cristall said.

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This project is estimated at $30 million dollars including internal lab fit-out, sounds like a pretty good deal for a showcase building. This appears to be the second in the city, with the Winnipeg International Airport being the first airport terminal in Canada to receive LEED certification.


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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.