ThreeC+ buildingWestern Engineering

Sustainability

ThreeC+ will serve as a stunning gateway to Western, directly across from the
recently built Richard Ivey Building, as well as a showcase for a whole-building
approach to sustainable design.

We aspire to secure a LEED Platinum certification; if successful, our building would be the third university teaching/research building in Canada to achieve that level. Of the 2,600 LEED-certified buildings in Canada, less than 5% are recognized as LEED Platinum.

Sustainability by Design

As a potential Platinum LEED building, ThreeC+ itself will be a living laboratory and a showcase for intelligent and sustainable design.

To implement our core value of providing the best student experience at one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, ThreeC+ will feature:


  • Locally sourced Canadian maple
  • Limestone quarried from Wiarton, Ontario
  • Regional steel to hold up the two-story cantilevered section of the building

Other green design elements will include:

  • Solar panels
  • Grey water recovery
  • Electrochromatic windows

A preference for using local materials will reduce our carbon footprint and also highlight the beauty of these materials for students, faculty, staff and visitors alike.

maplestonesolar panels