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Western opens first LEED building

October 3, 2009 | Western News
The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion, the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building on The University of Western Ontario campus, officially opened its doors during Homecoming celebrations Saturday. ( more)

Green building living, breathing classroom

January 15, 2009 | Western News
While it may be made of steel and concrete, the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion - a.k.a the Green building - will in fact become a living and breathing entity that will present researchers with more data than they know what to do with. ( more)

London Hydro makes donation to Green Building

December 8, 2008 | Western News
London Hydro is donating $50,000 for technology and the research and development of alternative energy projects at the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion at The University of Western Ontario. ( more)

Green building waste diverted from dump

November 13, 2008 | Western News
The construction crew on the Green Building project, Hayman Construction Inc., went the extra step to ensuring a 'sustainable site' by purchasing reusable coffee mugs for all the workers. ( more)

Meighen Family Foundation offers major gift

September 15, 2008 | Western News
A gift of $1 million from the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation will be supporting the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion – Western’s Green Building. This building is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2009. ( more)

New Engineering project marvel of conservation

January 10, 2008 | Western News
The ground breaking on the new engineering building addition will be in the true spirit of sustainability. As the Bio-engineering building is dismantled to make way for the new facility, portions will be sold and recycled. ( more)

McGuinty government backs ‘green’ building

June 15, 2007 | Western News
The Ontario government will provide $6.7 million to support research at the Faculty of Engineering’s new green energy building – the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion. ( more)

Legacy of female engineer is remembered in green building

April 23, 2007 | Daily Commercial News
An extraordinary green building will soon rise on the campus of the University of Western Ontario and carry the name of a woman who has left an indelible mark on engineering in Canada.

Family boosts UWO's environmental studies

April 20, 2007 | London Free Press
After erecting 90 buildings on its sprawling campus, the University of Western Ontario will soon build its first "green" one.

Western launches $5M 'Green Building' project

April 19, 2007 | Western News
An extraordinary 'Green Building' will soon rise on the campus of The University of Western Ontario and carry the name of a woman who has left an indelible mark on engineering in Canada. ( more)

Western goes 'green' with $18M project

December 7, 2006 | Western News
Western Engineering's 'Green Building' project, as it has come to be known, was made possible by a recent $7.2-million grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). ( more)

Campus project update

February 22, 2007 | Western News
The long-range space plan unveiled in 2006 and approved as part of the 2006-07 university budget has a number of projects currently on the go. The following is an update on some of the construction projects in progress. ( more)

Engineering student designs see 'green'

March 17, 2005 | Western News
Green definitely means go for the proposed Western Engineering Student Centre, fittingly dubbed the 'Green Building' as environmentally friendly student design ideas for the facility take flight. ( more)

Engineering Going 'Green'

September 7, 2004 | Western News
It may not sound like your typical student centre, but a glass-domed garden atrium featuring growing plants, running water and tranquil ponds will be just one of the many 'green' features of the proposed Western Engineering Student Centre. ( more)

Videos

Western launches $500-million campaign at green building opening

October 3, 2009 | Western University
President Amit Chakma and Campaign Chair Geoff Beattie (LLB'84) officially launched Western's $500-million fundraising campaign on Homecoming weekend, while celebrating the grand opening of the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion, the first LEED-certified building on campus. ( view video)

Greenest building on campus

October 2, 2009 | London Free Press
The $22 million Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion is set to open its environmentally friendly doors on UWO's campus. ( view video)

LEEDing the way

August 2009 | Western University
Mike DeJager, Project Manager for the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion at The University of Western Ontario, gives a tour of the Green Building as it approaches the end of construction. ( view video)

Media Releases

Western launches green building project with $5-million gift

April 19, 2007 | Western University
London, ON - An extraordinary "green building" will soon rise on the campus of The University of Western Ontario and carry the name of a woman who has left an indelible mark on engineering in Canada. Western today celebrated a $5-million gift that will help build an engineering research facility dedicated to investigating climate change and the environment. ( more)

Western "Goes Green" and announces major gift

April 17, 2007 | Western University
What: A special event to announce:


  • The largest gift in the history of the Faculty of Engineering;

  • A dynamic "green building" project (a first for Western);

  • One of Western's largest capital fundraising projects and

  • The naming of Western's green building in honour of an individual who had tremendous impact on the field of engineering in Canada ( more)

Engineering Students Showcase the Best in Design

March 21, 2005 | Western University
WHAT: Western Engineering is showcasing the top designs by upper-year engineering students. ( more)

Engineering Students Help Design Green Building

March 8, 2005 | Western University
Fifteen groups of fourth-year Western Engineering students are competing to have their environmentally-sustainable designs chosen for the Green Building, set to be built at Western in the near future. The three-story, 34,000 square-foot environmentally-conscious centre is envisioned to serve as the focal point for Western Engineering. ( more)

Engineering Going "Green"

September 8, 2005 | Western University
It may not seem like a typical student centre, but a glass-domed garden atrium featuring growing plants, running water and tranquil ponds will be just one of the many 'green' features of the proposed Western Engineering Student Centre. ( more)

TV and Radio

The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion Announcement

April 19, 2007
A-Channel and Rogers Television featured The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion Announcement on their news program. 6X FM and AM 980 also broadcast a news story about the facility.