The building is designed to bring natural light into the interiors, while reducing energy consumption. The design integrates multiple systems to enhance the user experience, including transparency, use of daylight, and passive thermal heating and cooling.
Reducing the waste of more than 39,000 students, 15,000 staff and faculty, and the countless visitors to the University of Alberta's five campuses is no small feat.
As part of construction for CPAC on Augustana Campus, several trees had to be moved from the site. This included one of the oldest poplars on campus.