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An overview of La Cité collégiale’s comprehensive applied research program and the impacts of the program on the sustainable housing sector.

An overview of La Cité collégiale’s comprehensive applied research program and the impacts of the program on the sustainable housing sector.

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  • Voici une prise de vue aérienne de l’édifice. À noter que les élèves auront la chance de monter et bâtir des structure et des maisons à l’intérieur du campus.

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  • Overview of Housing Research Activities Planned at La Cité collégiale by Dr. Michel Caron Applied Research Consultant Sustainable Housing and Communities Working Group National Housing Research Committee November 2, 2009
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  • PRESENTATION
      • Centre des métiers Minto – Campus Alphonse-Desjardins of La Cité collégiale in Ottawa (Orléans)
      • Comprehensive applied research program
      • Impacts on sustainable housing
      • Other relevant programs
      • Partnerships sought                               
  • Centre des métiers Minto Campus Alphonse-Desjardins
    • Building of 57,000 square feet
    • Opening in September 2010
    • LEED Silver category building
    • Sustainable building elements to be incorporated:
      • Greywater recovery
      • Green roof
      • Use of renewable energy (solar panels)
    • Planned construction of two experimental residences
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  • Centre des métiers Minto Campus Alphonse-Desjardins
    • Number of programs to be offered: 20
    • All building trades to be included:
      • Carpentry and joinery
      • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
      • Masonry
      • Electricity
      • Etc.
    • Theoretical and practical instruction
  • Centre des métiers Minto Campus Alphonse-Desjardins
    • Why applied research?
      • Because it is a source of:
      • inspiration
      • motivation
      • training for students and teachers
      • creation of unique partnerships
  • Comprehensive Applied Research Program
    • Air quality
      • Ventilation
      • Environment
      • Coverings
      • Finishes
    • Energy efficiency
      • Renewable energy
      • Energy recovery
    • Structures
      • Visual environment
      • Resistance of materials to climate change
  • Impacts on Sustainable Housing
      • Possibility to test new building components that can be adapted for sustainable housing
      • Incorporation of materials meeting sustainable housing principles
      • Work may be performed to address sustainable housing issues
  • Impacts on Sustainable Housing
      • Demonstration site
      • Application of sustainable housing concepts in the experimental houses
      • Transfer of acquired knowledge
  • Other Relevant Programs
    • Social work
    • Knowledge of community resources
      • Action Housing (interns)
    • Social services
      • Income security: all programs available in Ontario
      • Poverty awareness: available resources
    • Social intolerance
      • Homelessness
      • Social outcasts
      • Legal issues affecting minorities
  • Other Relevant Programs
    • Rehabilitation and criminal justice
    • “ Homeless Connect Project”
      • Program currently under discussion through which local educational institutions would offer services to Ottawa’s homeless population
    • 24 hours on the street (October 22 and 23, 2009)
        • 20 students spending 24 hours outdoors
        • Project done for the past seven years
        • Objectives:
          • Student awareness
          • Fundraiser for the Salvation Army
  • Partnerships Sought
      • Search for partnerships of any nature that will contribute to student training and the advancement of quality housing
      • Partnership under discussion with the National Research Council Institute for Research in Construction
  • Partnerships Sought
      • Discussions under way with Minto Communities Inc. and its suppliers and partners
      • Search for partnerships with any interested institution, whether at the provincial, national or international level
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  • Overview of Housing Research Activities Planned at La Cité collégiale by Dr. Michel Caron Applied research Consultant Sustainable Housing and Communities Working Group National Housing Research Committee November 2, 2009