Technical/Sustainable Features:

  • 27-metre-high solar chimney to maximize natural ventilation and use of renewable energy
  • Designed with low-energy strategies, featuring Toronto Green Building Standards, tier 2 / LEED NC-2009 Certification (targeting Gold)
  • Extensive green roofs featuring a range of vegetation and designed to meet Toronto’s rigorous green roof standards
  • Rainwater recapture systems
  • Bird-friendly window glazing
  • High-comfort environment
  • Windows will open
  • Natural light will flood every space
  • Central courtyard will reinforce a direct connection between inside and outside
  • Incorporates Thermally Active Building Systems – radiant heating and cooling within the floors and panels (active slab system) to enhance climate control and classroom acoustics
  • External shading devices for the windows to maximize comfort and reduce impact
  • Water efficient fixtures
  • Covered bicycle storage to support sustainable commuting to campus
  • Native landscaping surrounding the building, utilizing drought-tolerant and biodiverse tree species which will create ample tree canopy for shading the building
  • Total energy demand of 75 kWh/m2 EUI (Energy Use Intensity)

Social & Community Features:

  • Student marketplace with multi-screen video wall
  • Graduate student lounge
  • Quiet study room with carrels
  • Fitness and wellness centre
  • Student café
  • Collaboration lounge
  • Media production centre
  • Reception centre
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Outdoor landscaped courtyard
  • Digital wayfinding system

Academic, Research and Learning Spaces:

  • 4+ Centres of Excellence Pods
  • 35+ Faculty offices
  • 10 Research labs
  • Two 60-seat flat-floor classrooms
  • 10 Breakout rooms
  • 4 Seminar rooms
  • 1 multi-purpose flat-floor classroom (112-seat)

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