University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Hans W. Klohn Commons
Green Facilities: An electric elevator only requires power when going up; when coming down, it generates power for the Commons, which contains the library and a number of academic services. Floor-to-ceiling windows minimize the amount of artificial lighting the building requires, while recycled grey water is used to flush toilets.
Architect: B+H Architects
Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $25 million
Photo: Deborah Eves