The sun shading louvers, bold cladding and large window sections create an iconic teaching and research building on Carleton’s campus.
Built while the lower levels were in use, the addition’s first floor houses the Science Student Success Centre and the Math Tutorial Centre. The second floor includes the Interdisciplinary Institute and Environmental Science program. The third floor houses the Health: Science, Technology and Policy program.
The building achieved four out of five globes in the Green Globes sustainable building rating and certification system.
With the primary glazing on the north and south walls and sun shading louvers on the south, the building’s orientation and window-to-wall size ratios optimize daylighting while controlling heat gain. Energy use is expected to be at least 30 percent more efficient than the National Energy Code.
Other sustainable design features include energy-efficient lighting fixtures, lamps and ballasts; low-flow, water-conserving fixtures; and use of building materials with high amounts of recycled content.
18,000 sq. ft. / 1,670 sq. m.