McMaster Innovation Park has the exciting opportunity to redevelop 54 acres of old brownfield land into a new, vibrant research park with sustainable design principles. Beginning with the Atrium@MIP, MIP sought to design and construct the buildings in the park in an environmentally sustainable manner with a variety of initiatives including adaptive reuse, sustainable architecture and landscape, and heritage conservation.
MIP is committed to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), establishing a minimum of the silver rating for all new buildings. LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. CanmetMATERIALS was built to a standard of LEED Platinum, the highest standard available in the LEED program.
LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.The benefits of the implementation of LEED principles are many:
• Superior occupant comfort and health
• Ecological benefits that reduce climate change impact
• Reduced operating costs
• Productivity gains
From our world class lab space, innovation office space and collaborative incubator space, the development and continuation of LEED certification is an important part of MIP’s commitment to its tenants and local community.