Claudette-MacKay-Lassonde and Pierre-Lassonde buildings

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Chantal Cantin
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GOLD for École Polytechnique de Montréal's new "green" buildings - A tangible response to the challenge of climate change [+...]

November 30th, 2005 - It's official: École Polytechnique de Montréal's new "green" buildings, the Claudette-MacKay-Lassonde and Pierre-Lassonde buildings, have received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This makes École Polytechnique the first university institution in Canada to obtain international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the USGBC. The energy performance of the Lassonde buildings -- training grounds for tomorrow's engineers -- is 60% better than the standard set by the Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings. Scoring 46 on the LEED points scale, the highest score ever obtained in Canada, the Lassonde buildings, which officially opened last month, have raised the bar in sustainable construction practices and in so doing, have paved the way to other similar initiatives.

École Polytechnique de Montréal inaugurates its Lassonde buildings, the first "sustainable buildings" erected by an educational institution in Québec
A $104.9-million investment [+...]

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