May 20, 2014 3:51 pm

SIAST Kelsey recognized for environmental sustainability

BOMA Canada recognizes SIAST Kelsey campus for achieving best practices for environmental sustainability.

Brent McGillvray / Global News

REGINA – A Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) campus in Saskatoon has been recognized for environmental sustainability.

The SIAST Kelsey campus was recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) at an award ceremony in Regina on May 15.

The campus was awarded the BOMA BESt level 2 best in class award for best practices achieved and scoring 70 to 79 per cent on a full assessment.

“Operating facilities in an efficient manner that also reduce the province’s environmental footprint is a very important aspect of the government’s building management goals,” said Nancy Heppner, the minister for central services.

“Having one of our buildings recognized with an award and six others nominated, is a clear indication that we are succeeding in our environmental sustainability goals.”

The other buildings nominated for level 2 were:

  • Norman Vickar Building (Melfort)
  • Saskatchewan Legislative Building (Regina)
  • SIAST Palliser Campus (Moose Jaw)
  • SIAST Wascana Campus (Regina)
  • SIAST Woodland Campus (Prince Albert)

The T.C. Douglas Building in Regina was nominated for a level 3 award, which recognizes scoring 80 to 89 per cent in the BOMA BESt assessment.

BOMA BESt is a unique and voluntary national program designed to assess the environmental performances and management of buildings.

The province currently has 16 BOMA BESt certified buildings.

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