Buildings have three parts: electrical, mechanical, and structural systems. The IL Centre has done something special with all of these systems to help educate future engineers: in many places, the building's structural systems are visible, unenclosed by ceilings or visible through glass cutouts in the floors and walls. Electrical and mechanical systems are monitored online, and are used in student projects.
The IL Centre is built to illustrate energy conservation and sustainable power use concepts.
The IL Centre monitors all of its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, to help us figure out what to do better, and see what we're doing right.
From high-slag concrete to sensors in the walls, the building was created to be a learning tool for engineers.
A weather station on Walter Light Hall provides up-to-the-minute data for the Solar Array and other live building features.