Constructed in 2003, the Integrated Learning Centre was built with the environment in mind. And it was ahead of its time - we had the first heat recovery wheel to be installed at Queen's, the first industrial solar array in Kingston, the first smart lighting system in Canada, and one of the greenest buildings in the world. Here are a few of the things that we've done, and why we did them.
Solar power is one of the many sustainable energy technologies being investigated at Queen's University.
Lighting has the power to affect mood, productivity, and energy consumption...
A heat and humidity recovery wheel saves energy, and money - an estimated $20,000 a year for the IL Centre alone.
The IL Centre not only exposes students to sustainable design, but also exhibits and evaluates two distinct construction methods.
The IL Centre has saved 300,000 kg of carbon dioxide by using supplementary cementing materials.
The IL Centre's west face has eleven different kinds of windows, each with different coatings, for study and experimentation.