The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced an interesting Zero Carbon Standard in May, 2017. The CaGBC defined a zero carbon building as “one that is highly energy-efficient and produces onsite, or procures, carbon-free renewable energy in an amount sufficient to offset the annual carbon emissions associated with operations.”
Now a new office building in Waterloo, Ontario built by the Cora Group has become the very first building to be certified under the Zero Carbon standard introduced by the CaGBC. The 110,000 square foot building is “designed for today’s millennial tech-savvy workforce” and is steps from a new light rail line.
Adrian Conrad, CEO of Cora says , “First and foremost, we want to make a difference. When we heard about the CaGBC Zero Carbon Building certification, we saw a tremendous opportunity to measure our efforts against a progressive new building standard and to pilot our project within a program that is capturing attention from across the country and indeed, around the world.”