With increasing emphasis on accountability, universities are expected to ensure the efficient use of their existing physical facilities. COU’s Inventory of Physical Facilities of Ontario Universities ...

Inventory of Physical Facilities of Ontario Universities 2013-14

Published: May 26, 2015

With increasing emphasis on accountability, universities are expected to ensure the efficient use of their existing physical facilities. COU’s Inventory of Physical Facilities of Ontario Universities is a triennial report that monitors university space by comparing existing space to the space required according to COU space standards.

Universities are operating at 78.8% of the space they should have, according to the 2013-14 COU space standards. — Inventory of Physical Facilities of Ontario Universities
  1. Buildings at Ontario universities are on average 34.7 years old, and over 60% of the total inventory is over 30 years old.

  2. Because the learning and research needs of today are far different than they were three decades ago, the infrastructure built then does not always meet the requirements of delivering today’s programs. Buildings that have been built recently make more efficient use of space through the provision of smaller offices and more efficient teaching and research labs.

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