University of Toronto
The University of Toronto (U of T) has awarded a design-build contract for a new Passive House (PH) student residence building at its Scarborough campus to construction firm Pomerleau. The facility has been in the planning stages since 2017. Conceptualized…
The university plans to begin construction on the first phase of the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre in the fall of 2019.
The new nine-level building is one of U of T’s most energy-efficient—meeting or exceeding many Tier 2 Toronto Green Standard performance measures.
The building will incorporate a three-storey heritage building and rise 23-storeys at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues.
Sustainable design features include a rainfall recycling system, green roof and an electronic rolling blind system to control the amount of light and solar gain coming through the glass façade.