Net-Zero Energy College Building Takes Flight in Hamilton

Solar panel “wings” will power Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk Collage, the result of a progressive net-zero design by mcCallumSather and B+H Architects.

June 28, 2017 (Hamilton, ON) — The new Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College’s Fennel Campus in Hamilton, Ontario, will be one of the region’s first net-zero energy institutional buildings when it opens its doors to students in the fall of 2018. New students will be greeted by 96,000 square-feet of solar-powered state-of-the-art labs, workshops, open study spaces and lecture theatre, creating a new paradigm for sustainable building and learning in North America.

Mohawk Collage Chief Building and Facilities Officer, Tony Cupido, is steering the development on behalf of the College. “We’re looking at this building as a catalyst for change. We believe employers will be looking  to significantly boost their understanding of carbon-neutral technologies and operations due to provincial mandates. The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will allow Mohawk College to become a knowledge centre for this emerging point of emphasis. We aren’t just building a centre to house new lab space, in many ways we’re building the lab itself.”

A joint venture partnership with B+H + mcCallumSather, the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is a national and global pilot project. The building will help determine the requirements and standards for the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Buildings Framework and contribute to the World Green Building Council’s (WGBC) “Advancing Net Zero,” a global project which aims to ensure that all buildings are net zero carbon by 2050.

Read more about what Mohawk College is doing to develop their net-zero energy building.

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