uWindsor medical building aims for LEED gold

March 19, 2008

The University of Windsor plans to set the "gold standard in sustainability" with its new medical education building.  The new facility will include a living wall of plants in its atrium, to act as a biofilter. The building will comply with the gold standard of LEED Green Building Rating System, rather than the silver level it was originally aiming for.  The facility will perform 53% better than the model energy code, and will use some recycled construction materials.  It will also collect and repurpose rain water, and include an indoor room to store bicycles.  uWindsor News Release