The Molson Building on Social and Environmental Issues
Social and Environmental Highlights of the Molson Building
- The building was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver level certification by the Canada Green Building Council.
- The low-flow plumbing fixtures throughout the building reduce water consumption by 45%.
- There are no indoor parking facilities
- The Green Roof on fourth floor is a seating area with garden to promote cultivation projects.
Emphasis on Sustainable Development and Social Issues
- The David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Entreprise Research and
Distinguished Professorship aim to be the leader in developing business
practices which support corporate social responsibility, environmental
health and safety, environmental management, community and greening
activities. The Centre focuses on guiding organizations towards holistic
sustainable strategies which are rooted in innovation and enterprise
development. The Centre is committed to advancing scholarly research
endeavors, creating top-notch teaching and learning opportunities, and
developing community outreach initiatives.
- There is a new focus on faculty hires with research interests in sustainable development,
social and environmental accounting, and corporate social responsibility
- Academic Programs focus on social and sustainable issues: for example, the MBA includes a mandatory ethics course and provides a Community Service Initiative (MBA CSI) course option.
The "Solar Wall"
- Dr. Andreas Athienitis (Professor & Undergraduate Program Director of the Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering department) led the design and implementation of the solar energy intallation on the Molson Building.
- The Molson Building uses a single façade surface to generate both heat and electricity from the sun.
- Learn more about the Solar Wall...