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Instead of getting off the grid, EEEL is helping students and researchers find ways of redesigning it altogether.

Calgary, Alberta

Sustainability Center Point

EEEL is the administrative centre for the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Economy, as well as six academic disciplines, 3 in Science and 3 in Engineering.

Not too hot, not too cold….

In addition to a high-performance envelope with triple glazing, the building features radiant floor and ceiling systems, and earth tubes heat and cool the main theater.


Glass-and-aluminum exterior, bright-green solar shutters on the north and south façades.

Energy Data

Large touchscreens at the south entrance and on each floor of the building display the building’s energy metrics.

Project facts

Cost: $154 Million
Size: The 26,200 sq. m./ 282,000 sq. ft, five storey building
Completed : 2012
Collaborators: Perkins + Will
LEED Certified: Platinum
Builder: EllisDon
Client : University of Calgary

Achievements & Awards

AZ Award of Merit, Environmental Leadership

Award of Merit, Prairie Design Awards

Honour Award, SCUP / AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Society for College and University Planning,

Award of Excellence: Building Engineering, Showcase Awards, Consulting Engineers of Alberta

Calgary Awards - Outstanding Environmental Contribution