McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, has built a high-tech home for its engineering program. Designers left key elements of the $48 million Engineering Technology Building -- such as its heat-recovery and rainwater-harvesting systems -- in plain view, so that teachers would be able to use the building as an educational tool. "This new building is going to represent the face of McMaster for the 21st century," said Peter George, the university's president.

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