IMPACTFUL COMMUNITY
WITHOUT IMPACT ON OUR 
ENVIRONMENT

Environmental
Social
Financial

Environmental Sustainability:
A New Gold Standard

University District has the potential to set a new gold standard as an environmentally sustainable community in Alberta. The scale and nature of the project presents a rare and exciting opportunity—and a great responsibility to ensure that it's developed for the needs of both current and future generations.

That's why the strategy behind University District incorporates leading-edge ideas to determine how the community will power itself, manage water and treat the land, with environmental sustainability a cornerstone of development over the next 20 years.

Green Design

An eco-friendly design is a cornerstone of University District. From making use of the natural features of the area, to creating a "green spine" that connects the neighbourhoods, parks and pathways to the pristine beauty of the nearby Bow River, it's a community that will be designed to provide a green and vibrant lifestyle.

Stormwater Management

The site drainage area currently utilizes the stormwater management facility that was constructed by the University of Calgary in 2002. A new naturalized wetland will also control overland drainage and reduce the dependence on the existing stormwater infrastructure within the area.

Building Efficiencies & Pollution Prevention

Buildings will be required to meet energy and water targets for efficiency. A comprehensive Erosion and Sediment Control Plan will also be conducted for the development before construction begins to ensure minimal environmental impact on the surroundings.

LEED FOR
Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 150 countries.

University District has already achieved LEED-ND Certification. The certification is one of the highest international ratings for sustainable neighbourhood design.

University District Achieves 
LEED-ND Certification

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