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Life Sciences Centre Retrofit Project

Research is flourishing thanks to retrofit

The Life Sciences Centre (LSC), home to the largest collection of academic researchers in Atlantic Canada, has undergone its first significant upgrade since the building opened over 40 years ago. Over 200 researchers, 450 graduate students and 3,000 undergraduate students use the LSC regularly.

Upgrades accommodate demands of modern equipment and research

Housing biology, psychology, earth sciences and oceanography departments, the 450,000 sq. ft. building has more than 1,000 rooms and many specialized labs. The retrofit is providing enhanced capacity in electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to accommodate the demands of modern equipment and research.

Sustainable building renovations for a greener future

One of the main goals of the LSC Retrofit is to create a more sustainable building. The retrofit will:

  • reduce Dalhousie’s ecological footprint by over 6,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
  • increase indoor environmental quality.
  • increase the reliability of building systems.
  • reduce dependency and cost risk associated with fossil fuel consumption.
  • create new thermal utility sources through heat recovery.
  • address the building envelope and fabric issues.

Financial support from both levels of government

Dalhousie is grateful for the financial support received for the Life Sciences Centre Retrofit Project from both provincial and federal government partners.