Two “green” building complexes at Langara College were awarded special recognition for sustainability late last week.
The Library/Classroom Building and the Students’ Union/Building C complex, both at the College’s main campus, have been awarded LEED Canada Gold Certification by the Green Building Council of Canada.
“We realize how important sustainability is, and how important it is for us to do our part in terms of being strong role models,” said college president Dr. David Ross, as he unveiled the LEED Canada Gold Certification plaques. “This certification is in many ways a voice to the commitment that we have towards being a sustainable community, and to the goals outlined in our strategic plan as a College.”
The Students’ Union/Building C complex is the first ever construction to feature Thermenex, a revolutionary thermal energy exchange system that was developed by local engineers. Amazingly, through the use of Thermenex, the complex produces zero greenhouse gas emissions from heating and cooling. The system has since been selected for incorporation into a variety of cutting-edge constructions.