The Cora Group, a premier developer and manager of Class A office space located in the Waterloo Region, officially opened the doors to evolv1, the first-ever zero carbon office building in Canada. The building’s tenants include globally leading professional services firm EY, TextNow, one of North America’s fastest growing tech companies, as well as, the evolvGREEN partnership comprised of Sustainable Waterloo Region, the Accelerator Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Waterloo.
evolv1 has already proven to be a leader in sustainable design. Designed and engineered by Stantec, and targeting LEED Platinum status, the project generates more energy than it consumes through an innovative geothermal well system and over 2,000 solar panels. The 110,000 square foot building has been the recipient of prestigious awards, certifications, and accolades, including being the first building to earn the Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and capturing the first-ever Zero Carbon award, also from the CaGBC.
This building showcases our work with unique building systems including Oko Skin cement exterior panels and Aluminum soffits. The Atrium finishes include Atkar custom acoustic wood panels and Hunter Douglas Box6 custom linear ceiling finished in a walnut veneer.
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