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


LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an international standard used to gauge the environmental performance of green buildings, including design and construction, renovations and operations. Ratings are awarded by the Canada Green Building Council. The University of Alberta is pursuing high LEED® ratings for several new and under construction facilities.

LEED® uses 70 criteria in five major categories to rate the design, construction and operation against rigorous environmental standards, including:

  • sustainable sites
  • water efficiency
  • energy and atmosphere
  • materials and resources
  • indoor environmental quality


Building Rating
Triffo Hall Gold
Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Building Renewal Gold
Cooling Plant on Campus Gold 
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
East Campus Village Graduate Student Housing
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

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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