I am a student studying Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Ironically, the building in which I dread the most, is the closest to my heart.
This green hell-ish concept was designed from an old warehouse. It makes sense, all you need in an exam center are large open spaces for desks and chairs with enough room to
encourage discourage cheating.
Onto the GREENIFYING!
1. Re-using the entire structure when possible is not only logical and cost-saving, but also contributes to LEED points (MRc `1.1 – Building Re-use – Maintain existing Walls, Floors and Roof)
2. Electricity Reduction through the use of:
- maximum use of natural light
- a sophisticated lighting control system
- high-efficiency T5 lighting fixtures
- LED task lighting at each workstation
- energy star appliances, computer monitors, displays and photocopiers
- automated building controls (Direct Digital Control)
3. High SRI Rooftop made out of lightweight Concrete, keeps the building well insulated and keeps the temperature down during the summer.
4. Rainwater is collected on the rooftop, held in a cistern and then used in the toilets to reduce water use by 62%
5. Standing Bike storage is used for space efficiency.