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Institutional | ELLISDON - MOHAWK COLLEGE THE JOYCE CENTRE FOR PARTNERSHIP & INNOVATION

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will be
one of the first to meet the Canada Green Building
Council's Zero Carbon Building Framework standard.

Paving the Way

ELLISDON HAS THE PROCESSES TO BUILD MORE NET-ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS

M

ohawk College's The Joyce
Centre for Partnership &
Innovation will be Ontario's
first net-zero energy institutional building, producing as much or
more energy as it consumes when it opens
in 2018. "We applied for a government
grant and one of the things we thought was
important was to differentiate ourselves
from other applications for that fund," Chief
Buildings and Facilities Officer Tony Cupido
says. "In doing that, we recommended the
building be a net-zero energy building."
The Canada Green Building Council announced a Zero Carbon Building
Framework that will become the standard
for zero carbon buildings in Canada. The
Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation
was selected as one of 16 national pilot

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programs to help demonstrate the council's
new Zero Carbon Building Standard and
validation process.
"This project was funded by the Government of Canada's $20 million grant, which
does not happen often because they rarely
get involved in the post-secondary education construction sector," Cupido explains.
"The $20 million investment is the single
largest federal infrastructure funding in
Mohawk's 50-year history. A key requirement is to have all the work completed by
April 2018 and that was a challenge for us,
but we are certainly at or near our target."
Mohawk College awarded Ontario-based
general contractor EllisDon to oversee
the construction of The Joyce Centre for
Partnership & Innovation, which had an
18-month timeline at the time of selection.

"EllisDon is the No. 1 firm in Canada and
performs work throughout the country,"
Cupido says. "We were very familiar with
them, but had never formally worked with
them. Being a large firm they had the abil-

EllisDon - Mohawk College
The Joyce Centre for
Partnership & Innovation
www.ellisdon.com
www.mohawkcollege.ca
* Location: Ontario

"All e major partners on e
project have to work closely and
be in complete alignment."
- Tony Cupido, Mohawk College chief buildings and
facilities officer

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