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evolv1’s Energy Production Skyrocketed

What does work from home (WFH) mean for a sustainable building? WFH for a sustainable building doesn’t mean everything stops. It means the sustainable building continues to work at harvesting energy, but pivots to provide the produced energy to where it is needed the most.   On Saturday, August 14, 2021, evolv1 produced 4,920 kWh, more than […]

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evolv1, Now Home to its Own Exhibit

A Photovoice Study: Investigating human factors in the evolv1 green office building The Cora Group, evolv1 developer and owner,  would like to express gratitude to the amazing team: Esther Abel, Kai Reimer-Watts, and Dr. Simon Coulombe for coordinating and leading the evolv1 Photovoice study. Of course we would also like to thank all the participants […]

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evolv1 awarded LEED Platinum

Waterloo’s evolv1 has been awarded LEED Platinum CS (Core & Shell), the highest possible LEED level. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating Systems are licensed by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings. This certification comes only one week after announcing evolv1’s dual certification for Performance and Design […]

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Among the First to be Dual Certified, evolv1 Achieves Zero Carbon Performance Certification

The Cora Group, a leading local developer and sustainable building advocate, today – Earth Day 2020 – is announcing it has achieved dual certification for evolv1 under the Zero Carbon Building Standard. The first-of-its-kind building is the second to receive the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard – Design and Zero Carbon Building Standard […]

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Plans for the New RT PARK Green Space 2020

The highly anticipated green space plans were released from The Region of Waterloo’s Transportation and Environmental Services and provide a view of what 2020 in the David Johnston Research and Technology Park will look like. Already home to natural outdoor escapes, The David Johnson Research and Technology Park and its tenants have been patiently waiting […]

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Join in on the Fun this Summer at R+T Park

Warm summer days have arrived, and we’re excited to be part of the fun happening in the David Johnston Research and Technology Park. Our annual beer gardens, sports leagues, weekly food trucks and the launch of ION light rail, the next few months will give you plenty of reasons to escape your desk. R+T Park […]

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On a bright and sunny Earth Day, let’s celebrate solar energy at #evolv1

We opened the doors to evolv1, Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design Certified under the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard, seven months ago. In less than one year we’ve accomplished a fantastic feat – we’re operating a commercial building that, along with our other sustainable buildings, innoTECH, and The Cora Building in […]

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