The development of McMaster Innovation Park is an exciting opportunity to redevelop a brownfield site into a vibrant new neighbourhood in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Beginning with the Atrium building, on November 12, 2009, McMaster Innovation Park received the Award of Excellence Overall Design and Adaptive Reuse from the City of Hamilton. This prestigious award acknowledges and celebrates the extensive progress and innovative design of an organization in a variety of areas such as adaptive reuse, architecture, heritage conservation and landscape. McMaster Innovation Park had made its mark in the local community and surrounding areas through the redevelopment of the old Westinghouse Camco building into the new Atrium building in McMaster Innovation Park.
CANMET, the newest addition to McMaster Innovation Park is Platinum LEED certified facility.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable site development
- Water efficiency
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection
- Indoor environmental quality
LEED certified (green buildings) can achieve a number of social, environmental and economic goals well beyond those of conventional buildings. Buildings designed utilizing sustainable design principles can offer a healthier, more comfortable interior environment for occupants and incorporate measures to reduce their ecological footprint.
Important benefits of green buildings include:
- Superior occupant comfort and health
- Ecological benefits that reduce climate change impact
- Reduced operating costs
- Productivity gains
- Property value and absorption rate gains
- Improved image
- Risk reduction
Important components are:
- Eco chillers
- Ground Source Heat Pump
- Thermal Heating System
- Permeable paving stones where practical
To arrange for a tour of McMaster Innovation Park, please contact us.