“A sustainable building has been defined as a building with high efficiency in the use of energy, water and materials, and reduced impacts on the health and the environment through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and removal throughout its life cycle” (as cited in DeGruyter, 2013).
Areas of interest can include:
Indoor Air Quality
What is Humber doing:
Building NX- has been transformed from one of Humber;s most energy inefficient buildings to the being the first existing building retrofit in Canada to achieve the Canada Green Building Council's (CaGBC's) Zero Carbon Building- Design certification. Retrofits to buildings involve adding systems/ features to an already existing building to make it more energy efficient.
Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation - The Barrett CTI, is 100% powered by energy generated from the solar panels in Humber's commuter Hub, making the Barrett CTI the first Net-Zero Building at Humber. Learn more about its sustainability features here.