Concordia strives to pursue sustainable best practices in construction with new LEED-certified buildings on campus and renovations for older buildings that improve energy efficiency and provide faculty, students and staff with more sustainable buildings.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized sustainability rating system for buildings. As of July 2014, there are currently 3 LEED-certified buildings at Concordia University:
- The PERFORM Centre of the Loyola Campus, certified LEED Gold in 2012
- The John Molson School of Business (JMSB) of the Sir Georges William Campus, certified LEED Silver in 2012
- The Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics of the Loyola Campus, certified LEED Gold in 2013
More information related to LEED certified buildings at Concordia:
- Gold for Genomics – Research centre becomes Concordia’s third LEED-certified building
- Concordia takes gold and silver for eco-buildings – New university facilities awarded LEED certification
Many sustainability initiatives have been implemented in other buildings of Concordia University; many of which have been led by Facilities Management’s Engineering and Building Performance team.