Carleton University has committed to ensuring that all new construction and major renovations are assessed against the Green Globes Rating system and will achieve at minimum a rating of 3 out of 5.
What is Green Globes?
The Green Globes system is an internationally recognized, third party, certification and building environmental design and management tool. It allows an evaluation against such factors as:
- project management,
- energy consumption,
- site use,
- space and water optimization, and
- waste management.
Why use Green Globes?
This commitment is being used to both identify individual opportunities for green improvement, and to establish campus-wide sustainability benchmarks.
Taking incremental steps on a sure foundation allows Carleton to evaluate potential improvements involving one or multiple buildings with confidence that the decisions are sound. It also helps create goals for sustainable building performance that are achievable over the short, medium and long terms.
To date a number of buildings have been assessed across the campus including:
- Canal Building (5 Globes)
- Residence Commons (4 Globes)
- River Building (4 Globes)
- Herzberg Laboratories addition (4 Globes)
- Russell-Grenville House (4 Globes)
- Frontenac (3 Globes)
- MacOdrum Library renovation (3 Globes)
- Lennox-Addington (3 Globes)