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"UTM library reaches goal early"
- The Mississauga News, Wednesday April 12, 2006¹
"UTM's new academic learning centre gets topped off"
- The Mississauga News, Wednesday September 7, 2005¹

"UTM holds topping-up ceremony for new campus library"
- The Medium, September 5, 2005

"Topping Off Ceremony"
- August 31, 2005

Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, Think Again!"
- Mississauga Business Times, July 2005²

"Grow with Us ... Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre"
- University of Toronto at Mississauga Library HotLink, Spring 2005³

"A Powerful Partnership, the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre"
- UTM Magazine 2005²

"UTM Academic Learning Centre Honours Mayor Hazel McCallion"
- The PAC Express, February, 2005²

"New Academic Learning Centre/Library" & "The Devil's in the Details"
- UTM Library NewsWire, Volume 3, Issue 1- Winter 2004

"New Library"
- UTM Viewbook 2004/2005³

"A Tale of Two Campuses"
- University of Toronto Magazine, Coming Home, Winter 2004 - Vol. 31 No. 2

"Higher Learning Evolving to New Heights"
- UTM Magazine 2004²

"...from the Vice-President & Principal"
- UTM Alumni Matters - Winter 2003²

- UTM Year in Review²

"Big plans for UTM's new library"
- The Medium, Monday, September 15, 2003

"UTM plans new library with SuperBuild funds"
- The Mississauga News, Friday, May 23, 2003¹

"Seeing The Future"
- UTM Magazine 2003²

¹ Reprinted courtesy of the Mississauga News
² Reprinted with permission of the Office of Advancement, UTM
³ Reprinted with permission of the Office of the Registrar, UTM


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Green/LEED Information

LEED and the HMALC

LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. This architectural rating system had been specifically crafted for our Canadian climate and extends from the United States' LEED criteria. This LEED Rating System, a voluntary, consensus-based international standard, recognizes leading edge buildings that incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts.

There are five principal categories for certification:

• Sustainable Sites (site selection; i.e. not building on green land, public transit access, use of native plants)

• Water Efficiency (water management, landscape irrigation, water use)

• Energy and Atmosphere (optimization of energy performance, ozone depletion)

• Materials and Resources (types of building materials used and construction recycling)

• Indoor Environmental Quality (ventilation, low-emitting carpet, paints and adhesives)

In addition, a category for Innovation and Design addresses sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under these five environmental categories. Producing a website and printed materials to educate our community on the environmental aspects of the new building, will gain points in this category.

The HMALC was actually designed by our architects, Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners, using the USGBC (US Green Building Council) LEED requirements since the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) LEED only came into effect on Dec. 01, 2004. Their LEED project consultant, Enermodal Engineering, indicated that there are some design guideline differences between the two Councils, however, the overlap is such that the HMALC will not have any issues meeting the requirements for either Council and ultimately LEED certification. In addition, Enermodal was one of the key Canadian Consultants who participated in formulating the CaGBC (based on USGBC) LEED requirements. Enermodal registered the HMALC on the CaGBC LEED site in January 2005.

There are four possible levels of certification (certified, silver, gold and platinum). The HMALC is registered for certification and seeking the Silver level.

Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP)

Natural Resources Canada's Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) offers a financial incentive for the incorporation of energy efficiency features in new commercial/institutional building designs. The HMALC has also been submitted to the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) for review. Based on the NRC's simulations, the HMALC has exceeded the CBIP requirements and is expected to use 42% less energy on an annual basis than a building designed to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. The resulting annual energy cost savings is estimated to be $90,000. Based on this, NRC is anticipating that this building will be awarded the maximum monetary incentive subject to the review and approval of NRCan.

Further Information on Green Buildings:


Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) exists to accelerate the design and construction of Green Buildings across Canada. The Council is a broad-based inclusive coalition of representatives from different segments of the design and building industry.

LEED Canada for New Construction and Major Renovations version 1.0 is an adaptation of the US Green Building Councils (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System (LEEDTM), tailored specifically for Canadian climates, construction practices and regulations.

LEED Canada-NC v1.0 Green Building Rating System 


U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.



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