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Centennial College Opening Its New Zero Carbon Building

September 13, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine

The school’s new A-Building uses all-electric domestic hot water heating and HVAC systems.

A-Building establishes a new gateway to Centennial’s flagship Progress Campus in Scarborough. (Photo credit: Riley Snelling) (CNW Group/Centennial College)

Centennial College is opening the doors to the first combined LEED Gold, zero carbon and mass timber higher-education building in Canada.

The school’s new A-Building, formerly known as A-Block, establishes a new landmark to Centennial’s Scarborough Campus. Expanding on an existing site, the building spans six storeys and more than 130,000 sq. ft.

An Indigenous Working Group made contributions to Indigenous elements of the build as the College worked with Colliers Project Leaders, EllisDon Construction, DIALOG and Smoke Architecture to deliver the approximately $112-million project that supports Indigenous ways of being and teaching.

The A-Building has achieved zero carbon certification due to its efficient building envelope, along with all-electric domestic hot water heating and HVAC systems.

A solar photovoltaic panel array on the roof will generate enough electricity to offset the facility’s electricity use by 68,000 kilowatt hours annually, which will contribute to its LEED Gold certification.





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