The University of Alberta uses three green building certification systems. Find out more about each:


To ensure campus buildings are operated as sustainably as possible, the University of Alberta is progressively certifying all existing buildings under the BOMA BEST program.

The program is offered by BOMA, the Building Owners and Managers Association. It is a voluntary, national program based upon the internationally recognized and accepted Green Globes assessment platform. The program critically assesses six key areas of environmental performance and management:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction and Site
  • Emissions and Effluents
  • Indoor Environment
  • Environmental Management System

Buildings can earn Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. In order for a building to qualify, it needs to meet fourteen “BEST practices” as determined by a process of third-party verification. To retain their status, buildings need to be re-certified every three years.

BOMA BEST certified buildings

Augustana Rating
Forum Gold
Faith & Life Centre Gold
Auxiliary Building
Facilities Building Silver
Classroom Building Silver
Convocation Centre Silver
North Campus Rating
Telus Centre Gold
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy Gold
Triffo Hall
National Institute of Nanotechnology Gold
General Services Building Gold
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Gold
Timms Centre For The Arts Silver 
Heritage Medical Research Centre
Li Ka Shing Centre For Health Research Innovation Silver
National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NANUC)
Zeidler Centre Silver
Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NREF) Silver
Katz Group Centre For Pharmacy And Health Research
Students' Union
Agriculture and Forestry Centre Silver
Cameron Library Silver
Earth Sciences Silver

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.

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