Cape Breton University and Saint Mary’s University recently received funding for green infrastructure. CBU will use $55M in combined federal and provincial funding to construct a green research and teaching facility called the Centre for Discovery and Innovation. The net-zero building will feature a geothermal closed loop system, solar panels, and smart building controls. It will house laboratories, classrooms, research facilities, and student services and will have a modular design to support interactive learning experiences. SMU will use $20M, including an $8M federal investment, to install solar panels and integrated audio-visual communications technology in the Sobeys Inspiration Hub, as well as undertaking interior and exterior renovations and making energy efficiency enhancements to other buildings on campus.