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Green Building Library

The University of Alberta is committed to providing greener places to study, work and live on campus. By incorporating sustainability into planning, design, construction, retrofitting, and operations, the university is working to make all of our buildings greener.

With more than 200 structures (including teaching and research facilities, student residences, recreational centres and hospitals) containing over 1.5 million square metres of space across UAlberta's campuses, there are significant opportunities to demonstrate sustainability through our buildings.

Get to know some of UAlberta's green buildings

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Green Building Strategy

For many years the University of Alberta has valued the development of high-quality, durable and sustainable buildings. The university's Green Building Strategy outlines a range of services offered by the Office of Sustainability and related partners to coordinate, communicate and expand the university's green building initiative. By acting on this strategy, the university will:

  • Increase the number of buildings that hold a valid green certification.
  • Educate building occupants, visitors and the campus population about green building design, technologies and features.
  • Improve information systems, organizational processes and project management methods related to green building planning, documentation and certification.

To learn more about the strategy, contact sustainability@ualberta.ca.


Green Building Certification

To ensure high sustainability performance, the University of Alberta has certified several of the newest buildings under LEED and Green Globes. Many existing buildings are also certified using BOMA BEST. Learn more about these systems and see which buildings have reached silver and gold.

Go Deeper with SIMS

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: sustims@ualberta.ca


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