Installing the wall at the FSS

Help us make every space on campus greener.

Buildings and Green Space

We work actively to be stewards of the land by conserving and augmenting the natural environment of the campus.



To create a campus in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem



Increase the amount of functional indoor and outdoor green space and establish a LEED Silver minimum standard for major construction projects.



  • In 2017, the number of community garden plots increased to over 50 plots on campus.
  • Two buildings on campus have achieved LEED Gold certification, and another two buildings on campus are targeting LEED certification. This represents approximately 15% of the building space on campus.
  • Facilities has changed their building standards so that all roofs on campus that meet the requirements, must be a green roof.

Sustainability Programs

Buildings and green space tips

A student waters a garden plot in the community garden

Here are a few tips for how you can enjoy the green spaces on campus and help us improve the quality of our green spaces.

LEED Certified Buildings

LEED certified building at uOttawa

The University of Ottawa builds all it's major buildings to a LEED Silver certification standard.

A Plan to Green the Campus

One of the “big moves” identified in Facilities’ Campus Master Plan, our framework for the evolution of the University, is to green it

Green Roofs

Green roof on the Henderson Residence at uOttawa

The University of Ottawa has six buildings with green roofs. These roofs help reduce storm water run-off, cool down buildings, and provide shelter for animals and insects. Green roofs also help reduce the urban heat island effect.

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