Physical Activity and Wellness Centre on a sunny day

Physical Activity and Wellness Centre (PAW)

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The PAW Centre was constructed with sustainability in mind. The centre incorporates sustainable features such as LED lighting, solar panels, and recycled materials. The new and old buildings of the Van Vliet Complex are connected by an atrium-like social street, incorporating student services to activate a pedestrian thoroughfare. Sunlight is controlled through 23 kW photovoltaic solar shades and high-performance glazing on the windows. The roof’s 133 kW solar panels provide solar thermal heating for domestic water and the pool.

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