Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

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Ryerson students help bring net-zero community to London, Ont.

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 […]

by Leah Jensen· · News, Off Campus
Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

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 […]

A visual design of Ive's conceptual proposal for a greenhouse in the empty Sears parking lot at Dundas and Jarvis streets. (Courtesy of Sarah Ives)

Carrot City brings sustainable ideas to Ryerson

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 […]

by Lauren Fogazzi· · News, On Campus
The future location of the building is the Church Street Development (CSD), at 300 Church St. will focus on sustainability. (Matt Oxman / Ryersonian Staff)

New health sciences building to focus on sustainability

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 […]

by Kelly McDowell· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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