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Media Highlight: Dalhousie University'€™s Mona Campbell building named one of Canada's greenest university buildings

Posted by Communications and Marketing on March 30, 2016 in Media Highlights

Corporate Knights has recently released its 2016 Green Buildings Review, which sorted through 200 of the leading green buildings across Canada to select the top 12, including universities and colleges, hospitals, office buildings and other public buildings.

The top buildings were selected because they encourage the trend of building facilities with higher construction standards as more data is released on energy efficiency, health and wellness and better operating costs. They also include green features such as living walls and garden spaces, solar and geothermal systems, use of reclaimed materials and rainwater capture and recycling for grey water and irrigation, among other highlights.

Corporate Knights staff first narrowed down the list of 200 to a shortlist of 22 buildings. A panel of building industry experts, including Michael Brooks, CEO of REALpac, Randal Froebelius, past Chair of BOMA Canada and Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), then selected the top three buildings in each category.

“CaGBC has seen impressive market information across the country in the green building and sustainability industries, something that was further proven by these winning projects,” said Mueller in a press release. “The evidence to us is clear: there is significant environmental, but also economic and societal value in building green, with the commercial and industrial sectors leading the way. Projects like these winners allow us to see the potential for all types of buildings to go greener as we strive toward a sustainable future.”

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Corporate Knights’ greenest university and college buildings in the country are Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Kelowna, B.C.; UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver, B.C.; and Dalhousie University’s Mona Campbell Building in Halifax, N.S.