Goodes Hall Achieves LEED® Canada-NC Gold Certification

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Queen’s School of Business offers Canada’s most prestigious undergraduate business program and several outstanding graduate programs. The School is one of the world’s largest and most respected providers of executive education. In order to accommodate the growing Queen’s University School of Business, Goodes Hall expanded the existing restored 120-year old building with a 10,200 square meter addition. The project includes several new state-of-the-art classrooms, student breakout rooms, additional faculty office and many enhanced features for students, all to support the School of Business in enhancing and expanding existing programs, accommodating new graduate programs and fostering research excellence.

goodeshall1The Goodes Hall new expansion building is built on the site of a former parking area and includes three building storeys and two levels of underground parking that provides the same number of parking spots as previously provided at grade. Exceptional performance was achieved for reduction of heat island effect as 100% of parking is underground.

New construction materials such as masonry, structural steel, carpet, and drywall were chosen to maximize recycled content, and 95% of the wood products installed in the building are Forest Stewardship Council Certified.

The project was also able to achieve 99% waste diversion during construction, through strict enforcement of a construction waste management plan and frequent meetings with the construction trades to review LEED practices.goodeshall2

As LEED Consultants for the project, Green Reason worked with the project team to ensure the goal of Silver certification was on track. However, this project exceeded it’s original goal and was awarded LEED® Canada-NC Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

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