LEED® Silver Certified
The building has 66,000 square feet. It includes office spaces, spaces for advanced education and training for family medicine physicians, common use spaces, a clinical trials suite and classrooms. The project was completed in fall 2013.
- A 40 m3 rainwater cistern is used to collect the rainwater runoff from the roof. Water is then treated by filters before it is routed to the non-potable fixtures. As a result, the approximate reduction of potable water consumption will be 633,000 litres annually.
- VRF systems are used to provide heating and cooling to the building. This system provides a greater level of control for the building occupants, as well as allowing for significant energy savings compared to a traditional mechanical system.
- The lighting design includes the use of high efficient LED lighting fixtures, combined with occupancy and daylight sensors that automatically adjust the lighting throughout the building.
- The building envelope has been provided with additional insulation combined with high performance windows to reduce the amount of energy lost through the exterior walls.
- The combined energy efficiency measures that have been installed result in annual energy cost savings of 30% over a similar building constructed using conventional methods and materials.
- To reduce the building's contribution a highly reflective 'white' roofing system was installed. This system provides cooling benefits for both the building and the surrounding area.
- An infiltration gallery collects the overflow rainwater and permits the water to be discharged through perforations in the base of the system, while reducing the amount of pollutants that are transferred into the surrounding water table.
- The low-flow fixtures selected include toilets, urinals, showerheads and kitchenette faucets; combined with the water savings from the rainwater cistern, the project is expected to save over 1,000,000 litres of potable water annually.
- The project utilizes low-emitting materials throughout the building. Materials were specified to contain low amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), while the carpet systems installed were required to be Green Label Plus certified.