In 2017, as part of its commitment to green education, Langara partnered with the Open Green Building Society to produce a green building audio tour for the new Science & Technology Building. Narrated by Langara Facilities Director, Wendy Lannard and Proscenium Partner Architect, Kori Chan, the audio tour highlights the many green features of the state-of-the-art facility and is available 24/7 on location, on the web, or via podcast. We invite all students, employees, visitors, and green building aficionados to explore Langara's newest green addition to the campus through this convenient, accessible audio format.
In 2016, Langara completed construction and officially opened its new Science & Technology Building. The $54 million, 12,039 square metres project features LEED Gold-targeting standards, reflective and green roofs, an energy-efficient building envelope, low-flow fume hoods with adjustable sashes, and local, sustainable building materials. Visit the Completed Projects webpage for more information about the project, or take the Green Building Audio Tour.
In 2015, Langara continued to optimize its energy use on campus as a way to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Here are our success stories from this year:
- Scheduling Optimization: How matching schedules of air handling units with when spaces are actually in use helped to optimize energy use and reduce waste.
- Green IT (coming soon)
In 2014, the fifth year since implementing the strategic energy managment plan, Langara has not only met but also exceeded its energy savings targets. These successful actions and results of which may be attributed to the efforts of key stakeholders and the larger campus community.
- A measurable difference: Langara's 5-year strategy for saving energy exceeds targets - Highlights our achievements in the five-year strategic energy management plan.
- Lifelong learning for buildings, too: Langara's ongoing commitment to saving energy - Summarizes our actions and successes related to our participation in the Continuous Optimization Program.
- Creative Arts meets energy smarts: Langara's innovative lighting solutions - Highlights our innovative energy efficient lighting solutions on campus.