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Meeting the Gold Standard

New LEED® sustainability certification for Goodes Hall’s west wing
Steve Millan, BCom’89, Smith School of Business Executive Director of Finance and Administration, led the building expansion project.

A plaque in the west wing of Goodes Hall occupies a place of honour in recognition of a major achievement in sustainability: attainment of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the gold level. LEED is a rating system that is recognized in 150 countries as the international mark of excellence for green building. Certification of the new wing, which was completed in 2012, was granted by the Canada Green Building Council.

Some of the gold level LEED-certified sustainable design features of the west wing include a green roof, water-saving plumbing fixtures, high-efficiency light fixtures and mechanical equipment, Greenguard-certified furniture, and showering and bicycle storage facilities.