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CampusEnergy2019 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Toronto

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2019 winners from the University of Toronto share...


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WorleyParsons awarded microgrid project by the University of Toronto

University of Toronto, Education News Canada Summary This project will see an entirely Direct Current (DC) microgrid system installed at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The microgrid will provide the university with power resiliency, will reduce electricity costs, and...


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ULX: Technological Ingenuity

Ron Nyren, UrbanLand Summary As Elizabeth Diller, principal of New York City–based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, once told an interviewer, “Architecture is a technology. . . . Sometimes we have to use technology as a tool to accomplish something, or technology becomes the weapon...


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What makes a building sustainable?

Fatima Abdulla, The Varsity Summary The University of Toronto plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37 per cent from its 1990 levels by 2030. This is part of the University Climate Change Coalition commitment, which U of T joined in February. According to Ron Saporta, U of T’s Chief...



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U of T Listed Among Toronto’s Top Polluters

Ainslie Cruickshank, Toronto Star June 14, 2017 Summary A federal database shows U of T's downtown campus is one of the city's top polluters, but that doesn't tell us much about its energy efficiency. The University of Toronto’s St. George campus is one of the city’s largest greenhouse...