Faculty of Engineering

Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavillion

inside entry way to building

Supporting Environmental Management and a Sustainable Future

The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion (CMLP) officially opened its doors on Saturday, October 3, 2009.  It is a 45,000 square-foot, $20-million facility, featuring advanced environmentally sustainable construction technologies and methodologies.  The CMLP houses research geared towards green technologies, processes and materials.

The CMLP hosts space for student engagement and educational experiences through hands-on design opportunities. Areas are available in the facility for graduate student educational facilities, office spaces, and areas designed to promote collaborative learning and informal idea and information exchange. Two floors of the building house laboratories for leading-edge environmental research.

Funding for the CMLP was made possible through a generous $5-million gift from the Lassonde Family Foundation (link to the Lassonde Family Foundation page) (the largest ever gift to Western Engineering), a grant of $7.2-million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and $7 million from the University. The remainder has been raised from the private sector and alumni contributions.

LEED Certification

The CMLP is Western’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified building. At the end of 2010, the CMLP was designated LEED Gold by the Canadian Green Building Council.  The CMLP is the second building in London, Ontario to achieve LEED Gold status, the first being the Sisters of St. Joseph’s new residence.

Unique Areas of the CMLP

Sustainable Design Features of the Building