Lights controlled by a smartphone, electric cars that charge overnight and a rooftop garden that supplies food to the grocery store below — these are all features of a new energy-efficient and environmentally responsible community that Ryerson students are helping to build in London, Ont. The multipurpose, 70-hectare neighbourhood (over eight times the size of Ryerson’s campus) has been designed […]
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Ryerson is taking steps to create a greener campus. The university’s Sustainability Matters program hosted two meetings to talk about existing sustainability projects going on around campus. More than 20 campus groups met at the Campus Facilities and Sustainability office (CF+S) last month to discuss key sustainability needs around campus. “What we’re really trying to get out of this meeting […]
During a routine visit to your local grocery store you could place a carton of strawberries in your basket, then some bagged lettuce, perhaps a loaf of bread and an avocado as an after-thought. But how often do you ask yourself, where does all this food come from? That’s a question you may not want the answer to. The thought […]
Ryerson’s plans for its health sciences building emphasize sustainability and aim to make it a precedent for future campus development. The sustainibility focus will happen through leadership, design and the architecture itself. Ryerson’s vice-president administration and finance, Julia Hanigsberg, said this is Ryerson’s first project to prioritize sustainability. “We’re loading a lot on this building in terms of teaching us […]