Ontario Construction News staff writer
Aiming for a Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard design certification, the design concept for a mixed-use residential project in Kingston includes mechanical, electrical and structural features to achieve sustainability goals.
Development goals include being built with a geo-exchange heating and cooling heat pump system, decentralized heat recovery ventilation systems, that will work to optimize energy consumption and improve thermal comfort and air quality.
The six-storey building in Kingston’s Williamsville neighbourhood was designed by ENFORM Architects and is being developed by Podium Developers with Fotenn Planning + Design, Paterson Group. RJC Engineers is the structural engineer and Henry Kortekaas and Associates Inc.designed landscaping and traffic/parking design was done by IBI Group.
There are 176 units and 1,615 sq. ft. of retail space and five live-work units.
Health and wellness features are also included and the developer is aiming for a two-star Fitwel certification. With natural ventilation and light coming in through operable windows and social and sports areas on its common roof—and a dog-friendly courtyard.