Burnaby campus earns BOMA BESt rating

February 16, 2012

Efforts over the past 40 years to establish a culture of energy- and environmental sustainability at SFU’s Burnaby campus have earned it a BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) designation—the Canadian industry standard for green-building certification. The four-level certification system addresses six core areas of sustainability: energy, water, waste reduction, site emissions and effluents, indoor environment and environmental management systems. Most campus buildings achieved Level 1 certification indicating they meet all BOMA BESt practices, conduct energy and water audits, continually monitor resource consumption and have a preventive maintenance program. Two buildings—Halpern Centre and TASC 1—achieved an even higher, Level 3 certification. Buildings not yet certified include residence and housing buildings and the daycare centre.

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