In keeping with the University’s environmental sensitivity, the medical education building includes various elements designed to qualify it for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Sustainable elements of the new school include Essex County’s first-ever living wall in the atrium, a biofiltration system in which contaminants are absorbed into plant roots.
Other environment features include such water conservation efforts as natural sunlight and a parking lot in which water drains toward the landscaped centre. University officials are aiming for gold LEED certification.
The new school features state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including ample video-conferencing capabilities to the University of Western Ontario and an anatomy and virtual anatomy lab.