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:
In order to characterize the soil, determine the bearing capacity and gather some data essential for designing its new building, HEC Montréal plans to conduct a geotechnical study on the site of the future building.
The study will include probes in certain locations on the site, along with temporary test pits. The work will be done during normal working hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) starting September 21 and will last about eight days. Once the study has been completed, the work crew will return the grounds to their original condition.