The site of the new HEC Montréal building is just a few minutes’ walk from the main office buildings downtown. It is served by several public transit and active transportation routes:
The proposed HEC Montréal building has been registered with the Canada Green Building Council, and is aiming for LEED Silver certification.
LEED certification is granted to a “green building.” It is a way of enhancing the well-being of building occupants and the building’s environmental and economic performance by applying proven and innovative practices, standards and technologies.
The building’s performance is evaluated from many angles, including:
An archaeological inventory will be carried out between August 6 and late September on the site next to St. Patrick's Basilica, to prepare for the construction of the future HEC Montréal building.
A total of 11 trenches will be dug and probed manually. The work will be carried out in a secure perimeter, closed to the public. Once each trench has been investigated, it will be filled in again and the area will be reopened.
Geothermal test well
During the week of August 13, a section of the space giving onto rue De La Gauchetière, between rue Saint-Alexandre and côte du Beaver Hall, will be closed for 5 to 10 days to carry out a geothermal conductivity test. Once the test has been completed, the area will be reopened to the public.