Instructional Building

Construction was completed in 2011 on the Instructional Centre, which houses lecture theatres, computer labs, and classrooms. The building is certified LEED silver. Green features of the building include:

  • It was built over the site of an existing parking lot, so no green space was eliminated to construct it
  • A ground-source heat pump (sometimes called geothermal) heating and cooling system, which reduces energy use in the building (see Geothermal page)
  • A 21 kW solar electric system (see Solar page)
  • Orientation of the building to maximize natural light
  • Energy-efficient lighting, computer, and AV equipment
  • Water-efficient fixtures
  • Use of durable, local building materials with renewable or recycled content.

A picture of the Instructional Building taken from the roof of the library