Fanshawe Downtown Campus Phase II

Sustainable features (categorized by LEED® Category)


  • Redevelopment of an existing site
  • Alternative transportation: public transportation access
  • Change room and shower for people using alternate transportation
  • Site development: protect and restore habitat (chimney relocation for Chimney Swift habitat)
  • Storm water control – green roof (4th floor at limestone facade)
  • Heat island effect: Reflective roofing material (6th floor and penthouse roof)
  • Light pollution reduction – no upward lighting of building facades

Water Efficiency

  • Water use reduction – sensored faucets and low flow fixtures

Energy and atmosphere

  • Commissioning of building energy systems
  • Energy modelling

Materials & Resources

  • Storage and collection of recyclables
  • Building reuse: Maintain existing walls
  • Building reuse: Salvaging of tin ceilings, wood joists, brick, granite bases, etc.
  • Construction waste management
  • Recycled content: exterior limestone and brick
  • Fritted glass reducing solar heat gain

Indoor Environmental Air Quality

  • Low-emitting materials: adhesives and sealants
  • Low-emitting materials: paints and coatings
  • Low-emitting materials: flooring systems
  • Low-emitting materials: composite wood and agrifibre products
  • Indoor chemical and pollutant source control – living wall
  • Controllability of system: lighting – motion, daylight and occupancy sensors
  • Controllability of system: thermal comfort – motion and occupancy sensors, chilled beams
  • Daylight and views: daylight – from north, south, light well, skylight
  • Daylight and views: terraces, windows, skylight, and light well           


  • Mechanical equipment with variable frequency drives
  • Reuse ITY school return air for kitchen exhaust
  • Demand control ventilation for kitchen exhaust hoods
  • Kitchen hood capture technology to allow for lower exhaust air volume
  • Chilled beams can save approximately 20 per cent in energy compared to code minimum
  • Thermal comfort - chilled beams have same performance with less air movement and very quiet
  • Full building automation and control—allows for energy savings of all mechanical systems
  • High efficiency magnetic bearing chillers
  • Free cooling heat exchanger to allow for water side free cooling
  • Direct drive main supply air fans to eliminate mechanical drive loss

Other items:

  • Terrace gardens
  • Exterior living wall – west elevation of limestone façade at 3rd floor terrace on Dundas Street

This list will be updated as design development progresses. Not all elements may be incorporated into the final project.

Fitness/Wellness Centre and C Building West

Sustainable features for Fitness/Wellness Centre and C Building West

  • Reuse of existing building materials
  • Low VOC paints and finishes
  • LED lighting
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Recycle/diversion of waste from landfill
  • LEED low flow plumbing fixtures
  • Energy recovery in the air handlers
  • Light harvesting on west and south façades
  • Locally made face brick (Richvale York) minimizing transportation of materials to site
  • Limit on window to wall ratio to maximize high performance cladding
  • Thermal mass, minimizing demand for air conditioning
  • Advanced Central lighting control system including Daylighting harvesting control, schedule control and occupancy control. Power load (receptacle) control in computer training room
  • Digital meter to achieve minimum measurement and verification for electrical loads
  • Lighting pollution control by using dark-sky friendly fixture for parking lot lights

Sustainable features for Fitness/Wellness Centre

  • View dynamic glass to eliminate the need for blinds as well as reduce glare and solar heat gain in summer
  • Green roof
  • Solar hot water heating
  • Energy modelling anticipates 29% less energy will be used than the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline reference building. (representing “typical” construction)

Sustainable features for C Building West

  • Instantaneous water heaters
  • Energy modelling anticipates 12% less energy will be used than the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline reference building