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 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.