LEED Gold for South Tower

UVic’s South Tower residence building has become the sixth campus facility to achieve national recognition for environmental design and sustainability. On Jan. 4, the Canada Green Building Council officially recognized the building, opened in 2011, with gold-level certification in its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program.

Sustainability features of the South Tower, which was constructed on a former parking lot, include indoor bicycle storage, exterior charging stations for electric bicycles, efficient energy and water management measures, locally sourced materials, natural landscaping and enhanced indoor air quality. The 106-bed residence provides barrier-free rooms for disabled students, dormitory-style rooms and larger suites for graduate and mature students. It is the first UVic residence building to achieve LEED certification.

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