Campus as a Learning Lab
What is Campus as a Learning Lab?
Campus as a Learning Lab (CLL) is an innovative University of Calgary initiative with a focus on experiential learning and fostering a campus culture rooted in sustainability. Learning labs enable campuses to be active environments for teaching and learning, while enabling the co-production of knowledge and increasing the ability of an institution to contribute to sustainability challenges. Through CLL, the University of Calgary is using its campus as a lab to test and model innovative sustainability practices, leveraging its research, academic and operations functions.
I didn't know much about how my office is heated and cooled. Through CLL, I connected with the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management to understand campus HVAC systems and collect real-life data, allowing me and my students to research campus building energy consumption. I'm thankful for the CLL program for this collaboration.
Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Chair, Design Engineering