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Queen's University

Applied Science

Integrated Learning Centre

  • The Integrated Learning Centre's mechanical, electrical and structural systems are monitored in real-time and left open to view, to show how sustainable practices can be incorporated into building design.

 Live Building

Chemical Engineering

  • Students with the Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM) program have worked with Physical Plant Services staff on projects to determine the viability of wind power, solar power and deep-water cooling for parts of the campus.

  • Students have also examined campus cooling, campus energy consumption and the application of green roofs.

  • Read student reports

School of Environmental Studies

  • Offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate training that integrates the concepts of environmental toxicology and chemistry, ecosystems, human health, environmental policy and management, as well as the importance of social, cultural, and economic systems into the overarching theme of sustainability

  • Offers a faculty with a broad range of expertise, dedicated to teaching and learning across disciplinary boundaries

  • Offers national and international perspectives

  • Offers a sense of community by providing students with opportunities to get involved-on campus, in the local community, at the provincial, national and global level.

School of Environmental Studies



Sustainability Leadership at the Castle

Our 15th century castle and its 550-acre grounds provide a unique setting and opportunity for sustainability found nowhere else in the world.

You can take part in a hands-on sustainability programme to help determine the operation of the Castle, and to understand and promote sustainability at the regional, national, and global levels.

You will create and present proposals to Castle administration on how to be more sustainable, and many are adopted. Here are some of the excellent ideas from students to date:

  • Implementation plans for solar and wind energy production to run the Castle
  • Innovative sustainability courses and natural science field studies at the Castle
  • Proposals to reduce cafeteria waste, implement worm composting and increased recycling
  • Plans for more self-sufficient food production on the Castle grounds.

The Castle 2012: Sustainability in Action 

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