Designed by Shore Tilbe Irwin + Partners
The addition to the existing Science Complex added research and teaching laboratories, offices, and a water quality research centre. Laboratory services include nitrogen, argon, natural gas, vacuum, compressed air, reverse osmosis water, and domestic water. River water is piped in to some labs for experiments.
Upgrades to the Science Complex's existing central plant were included to allow for the expansion. The upgrades included replacing an older CFC-11 machine with higher efficiency non-CFC machines. The central plant heating system was re-piped into a primary/secondary system to service the addition.
A landscaped roof added to the energy efficiency of the envelope design. Also, low flow fume hood technology was applied to the approximately 45 fume hoods in the addition. A manifold, variable volume exhaust and make-up system was employed and low energy consumption humidification was included.