innoTECH BUILDING is a multi-tenant office building, providing 100,000 square feet of leasable area. It is located in the David Johnston Research + Technology Park and is designed as a sister to the Accelerator building, providing a gateway composition to the Park.
Awarded Waterloo’s first LEED® Gold designation for New Construction, a rare achievement for a multi-tenant building, the innoTECH BUILDING exemplifies a wide range of environmentally friendly design and ‘smart-construction’ features – a testament to The Cora Group Inc.’s commitment to sustainable development and investment into the future of their community.
This building has achieved the following:
- Advanced building-automation for mechanical and electrical systems saves power and gas consumption
- No CFC-based refrigerants, which affect the ozone layer
- Maximized insulation and building products to control heat gain and loss through the building envelope.
- Motion-activated lighting keeps the lights off unless someone is in the area.
- Reflective roof minimizes ‘heat island effect’ – reducing cooling costs
Water and Storm Water Efficiency
- Rainwater is harvested for restroom facilities, which use low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Adaptable and drought-resistant native species plants require little, if any, irrigation.
- Naturalized landscape cleanses overland water-flow prior to it entering storm-retention ponds.
Site and materials efficiency
- Construction waste was diverted from the region’s landfill sites
- Recycled content was used in construction materials
- Use of environmentally friendly products reduced volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)
- Recycling and Composting is enforced and monitored
- Only green cleaning products are used, banning toxic chemicals which pollute rivers and streams, and make it back into our food chain.
- Onsite showers and bike racks support alternatives to driving gas powered vehicles.
The Cora Group
Robertson Simmons Architects Inc.
3 storey, 100,000 sq. ft.
LEED(r) Gold NC (New Construction)
The innoTECH Building is located within the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, adjacent to the University of Waterloo, and situated within Waterloo’s emerging IdeaQuarter.
The IdeaQuarter is home to world-changing ideas, the focal point where academia, industry and people collide, collaborate and excel. A vibrant epicentre for world changing ideas, the IdeaQuarter brings together the brightest people, most innovative companies and the best resources.