Sustainable Development

This session in Humanities our focus is on sustainability. To begin our session Christopher Simmonds, a local architect came in to share his expertise and passion for sustainable development with our students. Chris shared some of his sustainable construction projects with the students which include the MEC store and the Rideau Valley Conservation Centre, among many others.  Chris explained some of the design features that make the buildings sustainable which include solar panel roofs, drainage ponds, carbon dioxide detectors and many other concepts. Chris’ presentation was inspiring and thought provoking.

 

An architect spoke to the students about sustainable development.