Positive designs for positive solutions
Located within the University of Waterloo’s David Johnston Research & Technology Park, and owned and developed by The Cora Group, evolv1 offers a perfect light-filled home for growing technology or professional services companies who include social and environmental impacts as part of their bottom line. The goal was to motivate, inspire, and educate the public about sustainable design, all within the context of a competitive marketplace.
evolv1 demonstrates that a high-performance building can be a market-driven, cost-effective building where design decisions are driven by competitive construction budgets. We used a highly-integrated design process where both passive and active systems were iteratively modelled to optimize value received against construction cost. The solution? A high-performance building envelope with triple glazing, a solar wall for preheated ventilation, a geo-exchange / VRF HVAC system, and a green wall. The site use of photovoltaics to make it a net positive energy candidate.
evolv1 showcases how end-users act within the space—generating an internal community of creative types to ignite new discoveries that span science, technology and wellness. The building is currently LEED certified and is targeting Gold.
To learn more about evolv1, its features, and why the project team made these choices, read Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants by Richard Williams.
We're better together
Become a client
Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.Contact Us
Design your career
Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.Join the Team