Posts Tagged ‘University of Toronto’

Digging Deep

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Unearthing the Truth About Green Roof Growing Media

The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory [GRIT Lab] at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, is focused on investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ and ‘clean’ technologies such as green roofs, green walls, and green roof integrated photovoltaic arrays.

By Hadi El-Shayeb, Liat Margolis, and Jennifer Drake (more…)


2014 AWARD-WINNING PROJECT: Goldcorp Mining Innovation Suite - Lassonde Mining Building, Toronto

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

JURY COMMENT
The future of city building will require a great deal of attention to be paid to adaptive reuse. This project, which combines a strong sustainable agenda with a beautiful architectural narrative, sets an important precedent. The expression of the passive ventilation system makes a sculptural addition to the historic structure, while inside, students have the opportunity to track real time energy performance on a digital dashboard.

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Lassonde Mining Innovation Centre

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Sited within the previously unused attic space of the historically designated 1904 Mining Building on the University of Toronto’s Downtown campus, the Lassonde Centre accommodates 100 undergraduate engineering and 24 graduate students within a highly flexible studio environment. Synthesizing heritage resources and state-of-the-art sustainability systems, the Centre adaptively reuses existing space, transforming it into a high performance environment for next generation learning. Exceeding client mandated LEED Silver requirements, the project is tracking towards high LEED Gold standing.

By Jon Neuert

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