Armstrong building has LEED Silver certification, leading future building projects to a higher standard

Published: 2 May 2023

In 2017, the Donald E. Armstrong Building on McTavish Street, former home of the McGill bookstore, underwent extensive renovations, and it’s now the home of Desautels’ masters’ programs. Throughout the Armstrong building’s transformation, efforts were made to reduce environmental impact. Its energy efficiency was improved by 37% and water efficiency by 40%. McGill’s plans for the future are even more ambitious. In the University’s Climate and Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025, it established a requirement that all new construction and major renovation projects be LEED Gold certified or better.

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