Proposed new building in the downtown business district
A sustainable and inclusive space
public transit AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
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:
- Square-Victoria – OACI metro station
- Central Station
- numerous bus stops
- several BIXI stations
- the future metropolitan electric network
AIMING FOR LEED gold ACCREDITATION
The proposed HEC Montréal building has been registered with the Canada Green Building Council, and is aiming for LEED Gold 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:
- innovation and design process
- location and transportation
- green site development
- water efficiency
- energy and atmosphere
- materials and resources
- indoor environmental quality
- awareness building and training
Transplanting of 23 crabapple trees
To prepare for the construction of the new HEC Montréal building next to St. Patrick's Basilica, scheduled to get underway during winter of 2019, B. G. Transplantation Inc. has been hired by the School to transplant the 23 crabapple trees now located north of rue De La Gauchetière.
To protect and save them, the trees will be temporarily relocated to a site outside Montréal, and replanted here once the construction work is completed, in 2021.
This work will begin on Monday, December 3 and will be finished by the end of that week.
A community committed to HEC Montréal!
It’s clear once again that people are keen to see HEC Montréal back in the downtown business district! The first results of the “Powering the Heart of Business” fundraising campaign are in, and we raised $120,700 from 398 generous donors. This success points to the dedication of the School’s alumni and friends, who are more committed than ever to this exciting project.