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400 University—Integration of Sustainability and Modernization

The retrofit of 400 University is a featured case study on NAIOP Canada’s Sustainability Blog. This blog was created by the Canadian chapters of NAIOP as a forum through which all professionals involved in commercial real estate can become more informed and engaged in the arena of sustainable or “green”development. 400 University Avenue is a prime example of how older, iconic buildings can be repositioned so as to appeal to a modern audience of tenants in a time-effective, undisruptive and environmentally sustainable manner. This case could be a great example for students. It shows how to make old buildings more nature-friendly and how to use these good ideas. This can be the starting point for you to do your essay. For example, in a class about nature and the Earth, a student could look at the project’s good things and not-so-good things. Also, a student who’s learning about buildings could see how the project helped the environment and what it cost and meant for the community.

400 University

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