U of O to renovate buildings on Lees campus, build pedestrian link to LRT

By Matt Gergyek, the Fulcrum, February 9, 2020

Construction on project expected to get underway by September

The University of Ottawa is planning to start renovations on the five buildings on the Lees campus by this September, modernizing space for the faculty of health sciences and building a pedestrian link to the nearby OC Transpo Confederation Line.

(...)The U of O provides shuttle service for transportation between the two campuses but students can face difficulties in scheduling, especially if they miss the shuttle. Meanwhile, getting to the Alta Vista campus from Sandy Hill using the OC Transpo system can be a 30-minute commute or more, typically requiring a transfer.

(...)The university says the retrofits will help make the buildings on the Lees campus greener as well, with plans to introduce smart-building technology to cut back on energy consumption. Overall, the retrofits will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent, according to the Gazette article.


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