Green Building

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally-recognized green building standard administered by the Canada Green Building Council. There are four levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Certification is based on points awarded in five categories: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. For more information on LEED, see the Canada Green Building Council’s website at http://www.cagbc.org/index.htm.

Since 2006, all large academic and research capital projects at UTM have been built to LEED silver minimum.  UTM has 4 LEED silver buildings, 1 LEED gold building, and 1 LEED gold renovation.  One building is still pending certification, but will be LEED silver at minimum.

In addition, UTM considers the environment in all construction and renovation projects.  Energy-efficient technologies, efficient use of space, and other environmentally-friendly solutions are taken into consideration for every project that takes place at UTM.