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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA CAR FREE ZONE. THE UNIVERSITY IS WORKING TO REMOVE VEHICLE TRAFFIC FROM THE CAMPUS TO MAKE IT A MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY ZONE AND A CLEAN AIR COMMUNITY. THIS IMAGE IS A RENDERING OF HOW THEY WILL BE INFILLING THE SPACE WITH TREES AND CHANGING THE ASPHALT TO PAVING STONES.

87%. The university is not only looking to improve energy efficiency in older buildings. “One of our new buildings is one of the most energy efficient buildings we have,” says Mr. Rausseo, “but we discovered that at night it’s still consuming energy at 75% of its maximum. You’d expect that to be around 15%, so now we’re going through and making sure people are actually turning

things off, making sure systems are shutting down. Socialization of information is a very important part of what we do. It’s mundane stuff like that which actually end up saving you a lot of money.” As for the future, the University of Ottawa is putting the final touches to its new Campus Master Plan (CMP), which will establish a framework to guide the growth

and transformation of the university over the next two decades. It has allowed the university to take a systematic approach to how they use their spaces and design their structure. “It’s allowed us to look at the whole campus, try to determine what the potential growth of these spaces could be, and then try to figure out based on that knowledge how these spaces could connect intelligently,” says

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