As Canada’s largest green building consulting firm, Enermodal’s aim was to create the country’s most energy-efficient office building. It successfully achieved this status and also became the first LEED® Canada Triple Platinum building with certifications in the New Construction (NC), Commercial Interiors (CI), and Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB: O&M) rating systems.
It was awarded 61 of 70 NC points, 50 of 57 CI points (the most CI points ever achieved by a Canadian project), all 10 LEED® NC Optimize Energy Performance points, and an Energy Star score of 100 (performing 100% better than its North American peers in the Energy Star database).
Located on the banks of the Grand River, this three-storey building has a narrow footprint that maximizes employees’ access to natural light and views, while minimizing electricity use. A central atrium topped by photo voltaic cells helps generate electricity. Additional sustainable features include the use of reclaimed and renewable materials, triple glazed windows, walls made with insulated concrete forms, energy efficient lighting with occupancy and day lighting sensors, and sod-free landscaping.
This building has received numerous awards in 2011 including the City of Kitchener’s Urban Design Award, and the Livable Building Award from the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California, Berkeley.
Project completed under Certificate of Practice issued to Robertson Simmons architects inc. prior to firm name change to MartinSimmons Architects Inc.
(now MMM Group Limited)
22,000 sq. ft.
Platinum New Construction (NC)
Platinum Commercial Interiors (CI)
Platinum Existing Buildings:
Operations & Maintenance (EB: O&M)
First LEED® Canada Triple Platinum certified building
First LEED® Canada EB: O&M Platinum certified project
Canada's most energy efficient office
Shai Gil Fotography
Kris Urban (fall season image)