With the end of summer fast approaching, and the new school year right around the corner, we are reflecting on the mark we have made on campuses across Canada through thoughtful and sustainable building design.
One such project is the Canal Building at Carleton University, completed in 2011 in collaboration with GRC Architects. The building is certified 5/5 Green Globes, equivalent to LEED Platinum, and was lauded by former Faculty of Engineering Dean, Dr. Rafik Goubran, as “one of the smartest buildings in North America”. Carleton University’s commitment to sustainability is exemplified by features such as photovoltaic panels, occupancy-controlled lighting, low-flow water fixtures, exterior sunshades, and a smart green roof with snowfall and rainfall sensors. Fittingly, the high-tech facility is home to specialized engineering research and teaching programs – aerospace, biomedical, and sustainable energy.