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

Green Globes

The Green Globes rating system is a guidance and assessment system for designing, constructing and operating green buildings. The University of Alberta is pursuing the highest level of Green Globes certification for many new and under construction facilities.

Green Globes is used to certify a wide variety of building types, including many that could not be certified through LEED®. Examples include recreational centers, transit centers, parking garages, and historical buildings. It is an increasingly popular system as it is an efficient and cost-effective way to achieve superior performance in new buildings.


Building Rating
East Campus Village Phase 2 4 Globes
Physical Activity and Wellness Centre
4 Globes
University Hall (Phases 1,2, 3 & 4)
3 Globes
Balmoral Medical Isotope & Cyclotron Facility 3 Globes
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
4 Globes


  • Peter Lougheed Hall
  • St. Alberta Agronomy

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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