Sustainable Sites

  • Electric vehicle re-charging station
  • Previously developed site within proximity to many community services and residential neighbourhoods
  • Bicycle storage and change room
  • Designated vegetated open space

Saving Water

  • Water-efficient landscaping with minimal required maintenance, landscaping selected based on self-sustainability
  • Low-flow water fixtures reduce water consumption by 24%

Energy and Atmosphere

  • Prominent energy design features
  • LED light fixtures
  • Free cooling mode for glycol cooling system when outdoor temperatures fall below four degrees
  • The Air Handling Unit has a heat recovery wheel with effectiveness of almost 80% and the boilers condense with full-load efficiency of 93.5%
  • Commissioning authority reviewed project requirements to ensure requirements were met

Materials and Resources

  • Successfully diverted 95.3% of waste from the landfill
  • Storage and collection of recyclables easily accessible
  • A significant amount of recycled content was used: the structural steel, steel studs, gypsum board and Douglas Fir planks all contain recycled content

Indoor Environment Quality

  • Views to the exterior from 99% of the regularly occupied spaces
  • Low emitting finishes were installed throughout, including paints, carpet, adhesives and sealants
  • Regularly occupied spaces are equipped with occupancy sensors and off-on switches

Innovation and Design Process

  • A LEED Accredited Professional was involved during the construction process
  • Used green products and cleaning methods