Queen's Centre Phase 1 budget receives final injection
The Board of Trustees has approved an increase of $7 million to the Queen's Centre Phase 1 budget toward allowing the building of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies building to proceed.
On recommendation of the board's Finance Committee, the board did not approve the original $7.46 million requested – the additional funding being the cost of the process to designate the building as LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design/Green Building) at the silver level.
“This is a way to save money,” Bill Young told trustees at their Oct. 3 meeting. “The building will still be built to this standard, but if we don't go for the official certification, that's where savings will be found.”
For more, see the article on page 5 of the Oct. 14 Gazette.