Sustainable Sites

• Electric vehicle re-charging station
• Bicycle storage and change room
• Building designed around existing mature trees
• Highly reflective roof covering reduces heat-island effect and impact on surrounding microclimate

Saving Water

• Water-efficient landscaping uses captured rain water
• Low-flow and electronic water fixtures reduce water consumption by 52%

Energy and Atmosphere

• The building maximizes energy efficiency with natural light, LED lighting and high levels of insulation, exceeding the Model National Energy Code by over 40%
• All duct work and wiring is under the raised floor, allowing for easy space reconfiguration

Materials and Resources

• Over 75% of all construction waste, including concrete and wood, was reused or recycled and kept out of a landfill
• Over 15% of building materials are manufactured with recycled content, including the wood paneling used on the walls of the program room
• Over 10% of building materials were sourced and manufactured regionally (within 500km of site)

Indoor Environment Quality

• Over 75% of the building’s occupied spaces use natural daylight
• Operable windows communicate with the HVAC system which automatically adjusts climate control while windows are open
• Low emitting finishes were installed throughout, including paints, carpets, wood, adhesives and sealants