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evolv1 wins Canada Green Building Council Zero Carbon award

Waterloo-based project sets a new standard and changes the face of sustainable building in Canada


The Cora Group’s innovative evolv1 building in Waterloo, ON, designed by Stantec, has won the first-ever Zero Carbon award from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Awarded to the team responsible for a building that demonstrates climate leadership through optimal building performance and innovative carbon reduction strategies, evolv1 was recognized at the recent CaGBC Leadership Awards Dinner and Gala in Toronto.

The evolv1 vision is a collaboration between property owner The Cora Group, Stantec, Sustainable Waterloo Region, The David Johnston Research & Technology Park, and anchor tenant E&Y. The first of its kind in Canada, this 110,000-square foot, multi-tenant office building also recently became the country’s first building to receive Zero Carbon - Design certification from the CaGBC. evolv1 is also Canada’s first commercially-driven multi-tenant office building designed to be net-positive energy.

Evolv1 expands the definition of sustainability, supports human health and wellness, and advances the business case and economic model for sustainable design in a multi-tenant building.

“Our evolv1 project team was united by a common vision – to create something on a scale of complexity that hasn’t been done before,” says Adrian Conrad, COO of The Cora Group. “I am exceedingly proud of our project team and honoured by the recognition we’ve received from CaGBC.”

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We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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