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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

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THE LOOP Sustainable Business Magazine catches up with Jonathan Rausseo, Campus Sustainability Manager at the University of Ottawa, about the Office of Campus Sustainability’s newest projects. “We’ve still got the living wall,” says Jonathan Rausseo, Campus Sustainability Manager at the University of Ottawa. “Still working on the cistern, still putting together the ice bank.” Mr. Rausseo is referring to a previous article which appeared in Sustainable Business Magazine in Spring 2014, in which he discussed, among other remarkable projects, a huge cistern for collecting rainwater

which would be used to aid heating and cooling systems. “We’ve still got those giant programs,” explains Mr. Rausseo. “Now while we’re waiting for money to come through for those, we’re keeping ourselves busy with the bread-and-butter stuff of sustainability. The more mundane stuff.” It quickly becomes clear, however, that when talking about the University of Ottawa, ‘mundane’ is a relative term. NEWLY INSTALLED SOLAR PANELS ARE JUST THE FIRST OF MANY ARRAYS THAT HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR THE CAMPUS.

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Sustainable Business Magazine  

Issue 06/15

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