Certification of Hexagon Calgary Campus reflects sustainability commitment

We acted on the unique opportunity to achieve sustainability goals while designing a new green building.

Photo of Hexagon corporate building at sunset

When designing the Hexagon Calgary Campus in Alberta, Canada, which serves as the headquarters for Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, we saw the unique opportunity to incorporate our sustainability goals by constructing a green building. We looked to the LEED® green building program, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and used worldwide to guide the building’s design.

LEED® certification is a proven system that directly addresses climate change by encouraging the creation of resource-efficient buildings. It measures water efficiency, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation, location and transportation impacts on the environment.

Employees help drive environmental stewardship at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division through the Environmental Committee for the Calgary campus, which supports activities with positive environmental impact such as promoting recycling by designing office bin colours correspond with municipal garbage carts for employees to recognize and choose the appropriate bin more easily. 

By achieving LEED® certification on our campus facilities, we demonstrate Hexagon’s commitment to sustainable operations. Our division’s headquarters include electric vehicle charging stations for employees and motion sensors to automatically turn off LED lights throughout the building when not occupied. The facility can be temperature controlled to cool the building without using air conditioning compressors with separate systems monitoring overall energy use floor by floor, section by section.

By monitoring our energy use, we actively reduce energy consumption in line with the Canadian standard for building energy performance, contributing to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Hexagon aims to achieve carbon neutrality in scope 1 and 2 emissions — those from sources directly controlled by a company (1) and those indirectly created by a company’s energy purchases (2) — by 2030. By 2050, Hexagon aims to achieve carbon neutrality across the whole value chain (scope 3, all emissions associated with a company’s activities). More details about those and other targets are available on Hexagon’s sustainability page.