A Green Education
The University of Ottawa's School of Information Technology and Engineering has earned distinction around the globe for it's advanced design. Completed in 2002, this amazing $42.2 million project bestows a carefully intertwined system of structural, mechanical and electrical capabilities that work together, along with a concrete fabrication, to heat and cool the interior of the building. Designed by IKOY Architects, the sustainable design also allows for the capture and use of natural light to achieve the lowest possible external-source energy use. These thoughtful 'green' considerations help to reduce the university's annual energy costs – to a mere $375,000 – and minimize their eco-footprint considerably.