Energy Research Centre (ERC)
The Energy Research Centre (ERC) is a 9,290 square-metre building with unique capabilities and facilities in geothermal, hydraulic, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy technologies. ERC is the result of a joint $45.4-million investment from both the federal and provincial governments as part of the Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP).
The centre has space and offices for faculty, staff and graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. ERC has research labs for computational simulations in various engineering disciplines, particularly including facilities for electrical power systems and “smart grid” research. The building features a glass-covered four-storey Atrium, a 72-seat lecture theatre, three 50-seat classrooms, two 30-seat tutorial rooms with flexible seating, as well as numerous other labs and student-study breakout rooms.