Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.01 / 3.00 Adam Stoker
Sustainability Consultant
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
38,444.01 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified at each level under a rating system for design and construction used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) :
Certified Floor Area
LEED BD+C Platinum or at the highest achievable level under another rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 8,213 Square Metres
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. BREEAM, CASBEE, DGNB, Green Star) 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 30,231 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a non-GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. Green Globes NC, Certified Passive House):
0 Square Metres

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
100.00

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

Administration Building Executive Suite - GOLD - LEED Canada for Commercial Interiors
ACHRI CDC Building Renovation - GOLD - LEED Canada for Commercial Interiors
Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning - GOLD - LEED Canada for New Construction
Aurora Hall - SILVER - LEED Canada for New Construction
Crowsnest Hall - SILVER - LEED Canada for New Construction


Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space that is NOT certified, but that was designed and constructed in accordance with published green building guidelines and policies:
0 Square Metres

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:

Our Institutional Sustainability Strategy confirms that the University of Calgary aims to be a Canadian leader in high performance green buildings and sustainable sites practices. It also confirms aims related to energy efficiency, water stewardship, waste reduction, among other objectives. We employ sustainability practices in design, construction, operations and maintenance of our buildings. Our High Performance Green Building program aims to conserve energy and water, promote healthy and resilient open spaces and eco-systems, reduce waste and water consumption, promote indoor environmental quality, support markets for environmentally preferable materials while providing healthy work, learning, and living spaces that optimize learning and productivity.
All recently constructed buildings are LEED registered, designed to LEED Silver or Gold standards and are currently pursuing LEED certification. LEED Gold standards satisfy all of the below green building guidelines / policies. The university’s Design Standards are also aligned with our high performance green building program.


Do the green building guidelines or policies cover the following?:
Yes or No
Impacts on the surrounding site (e.g. guidelines to reuse previously developed land, protect environmentally sensitive areas, and otherwise minimize site impacts) Yes
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) Yes
Building-level energy metering Yes
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) Yes
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) Yes
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) Yes
Building-level water metering Yes

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

• MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment (LEED registered)
• Clinical Skills Building Expansion (LEED registered)
• High Density Library Expansion (LEED registered)
• CNRL Complex Expansion (LEED registered)
• Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (Certified LEED Gold)
• Aurora Hall (residence) (Certified LEED Silver)
• Crowsnest Hall (residence) (Certified LEED Silver)
• Administration Building Executive Suite (Certified LEED Gold)
• High Density Library (Certified LEED Gold)
• Taylor Family Digital Library (Certified LEED Gold)
• Energy Environment and Experiential Learning (Certified LEED Platinum)
• Clinical Skills Building (Certified LEED Gold)


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

Internal LEED consulting and project management. The University of Calgary’s Green Building Consultant is embedded within the project team and undertakes document reviews at key project stages e.g. Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation. Mandatory energy modeling must demonstrate compliance with established energy performance standards.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Clinical Skills Building Expansion, High Density Library Expansion, and CNRL Complex Expansion all have pending LEED certifications. These buildings have been excluded from the institution's certifiable space, as their registrations are within the 2 year exemption time frame.

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