Claudette McKay Lassonde Pavilion
LEED® Gold Certified
This building was finished in 2009 and has 43,594 square feet. It has includes laboratories, classrooms, offices and shops. It’s occupied by the Faculty of Engineering. It was Western’s first green building and first LEED-certified building.
- The building has low-flow faucets and urinals and dual-flush toilets which reduce its water consumption.
- There are bike racks and shower facilities to encourage the use of alternative transportation.
- The building was designed to use natural light to reduce the energy needs for lighting.
- Lighting controls and LED lights were also used to reduce energy consumption.
- The green roof has several species of sedum, which is a drought-resistant plant that also helps insulating the building.
- Sections of roof not covered by the green roof are highly reflective, reducing heat island effect.
- The site has geothermal wells, buried under the garden. This system uses a combination of water and glycol to transfer heat to and from the building.
- The garden consists of native plants, providing wildlife habitat while avoiding the need for irrigation.
- On the roof, there’s a wind turbine and a solar panel, which are used for research.