BMO has arranged the first-ever North American “green loan” for the University of Toronto’s Trinity campus. The green loan will finance the construction of the mass timber, LEED platinum, zero-carbon building. The new building is under construction and will bring 155,899 sf / 14,450 m2 of real estate online. The Lawson Centre for Sustainability will add new residential, academic, social, and dining spaces. In addition, the new center is expected to alleviate Canada’s housing crisis by bringing online an additional 450-800 student beds.
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According to Trinity College, the design prioritizes sustainability, incorporating features such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels (PV photovoltaics), triple-glazed windows, rainwater collection, and reuse systems.
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