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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

Mona Campbell building - LEED Gold
LSRI and Oceans - LEED Silver

LEED is a third‐party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
73470.39 Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) Square Metres
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 22247.85 Square Metres
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 9411.35 Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level Square Metres
Mid-Level Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level Square Metres
4th Highest Level Square Metres
Mid-Level Square Metres
2nd Highest Level Square Metres
Highest Achievable Level Square Metres

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
Square Metres

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
Square Metres

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
41811.18 Square Metres

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
March 31, 2011

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Dalhousie University plans, constructs, manages, and maintains all Dalhousie properties using principles of sustainable building. All new “major building projects” are designed, constructed and certified to meet at least LEED Gold standards. Dalhousie sets standards for green building design and operations in all renovation projects of all sizes from retrofits of interior building spaces and houses to major buildings. Green building programs for existing buildings such as LEED for Existing Buildings and Operations and Maintenance are also explored.All Dalhousie buildings are covered under the policy


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

Office of Sustainability monitors green building program with Facilities Management staff. It is an indicator in the University sustainability plan.

http://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/programs/Built_Environment.html


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

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