Triffo Hall was originally built as the South Lab in 1915 and has seen countless different uses over the next century. In 2006-07, it was completely renovated, taking the building back to original masonry, steel and concrete while elevating its environmental performance to the top. The new design uses extensive daylighting, energy-efficient materials and rainwater harvesting, among other innovative features.
Triffo Hall was the university’s first LEED® certified project and was the oldest Gold certified structure in Canada. It is now home to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, the Graduate Students’ Association, USchool and other offices.
Office of Sustainability
Guided tours of several green buildings can be arranged through the Office of Sustainability.
Sustainability Information Management System (SIMS) is a library of collects resources and materials related to sustainability features of University of Alberta buildings. It ensures that green building information is centralized, accessible and accurate. Members of the public, green building professionals and other institutions can request access to certain materials within SIMS to help further their own green building projects.
Please submit your request by email and include your name, organization, the information you are looking for and your intended purpose for the materials.
Request Access: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours & General Information