Targeting LEED® Silver
This building was built between 1965 and 1967 and it has since operated as a student residence. It underwent a major renovation in 2014, which was completed in August 2015. The building restarted operations in September 2015, welcoming students for the fall term.
Some of the sustainable features of this residence are:
- The building has a bus stop right in front, and it’s served by several London Transit bus routes.
- Recycling stations are available throughout the building to divert waste from the landfill.
- During construction, none of the building’s surrounding grounds were disturbed, protecting the trees and wildlife around the site.
- None of the grounds is irrigated, saving precious potable water.
- The building has two carpooling spaces to reduce the number of vehicles on the site
- New windows were installed in the building, improving the thermal performance of the envelope, which saves energy, and making the spaces more comfortable for occupants.
- Most of the building was reused: All of the exterior walls, most interior walls, floors, roof and interior non-structural elements were maintained. This avoids further materials extraction and prevents waste.
- Construction waste was diverted from the landfill.
- Numerous elements in the building use materials with recycled content and regional materials. as well as FSC® certified wood.
- During construction, the air systems were carefully managed to prevent contamination with dust or particles. In addition, the building’s air was flushed out for several days prior to occupancy, ensuring an optimal indoor air environment for the occupants.
- The building uses low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, coating, flooring systems, composite wood and agrifibre products.
- Each room has individual temperature and lighting controls, allowing occupants to control their environment.
- The building is cleaned using only EcoLogo® and other certified green cleaning products.