Sustainability Office

Sustainable Queen's
Sustainable Queen's

Integrated Learning CentreThree story tall biowall at the main entrance to the Integrated Learning Centre

The Integrated Learning Centre (ILC), also known as Beamish-Munro Hall is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.  Opened in 2004, the building was recognized as one of the most environmentally advanced buildings in Canada.  It was awarded a 4 Green Leaf BREEAM certification.

The ILC is purpose-built to enhance the learning experience by providing 'live' and hands-on opportunities for students to see and interact with engineering theories applied within the context of the building.  With a focus on sustainability, the ILC serves as a resource to broaden awareness of green building design and environmental impact. The facility itself is instrumented as a working laboratory -- where students can see structural elements of the building that are usually hidden and monitor systems like air quality, heating, lighting, and cooling using specially designed software --, showing how sustainable practices can be incorporated into building design.

All of this information and monitoring data can be accessed through the facility's innovative Live Building website.