SMU to retrofit Loyola residence into a solar-integrated building

Saint Mary’s University has announced that its Loyola residence building will undergo a $8.5M retrofit project to become a solar-integrated building. The residence will have solar power generating products such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) integrated seamlessly into its envelope and other components. SMU says that the residence will be the tallest solar-integrated building with the largest BIPV micro-grid application in North America. “With this new initiative, we are building on our history of projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce green energy,” said SMU President Dr Robert Summerby-Murray. “Saint Mary’s will be a leader in North America in producing solar energy through building-integrated photovoltaics.” SMU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.