The Construction Source

SEPTEMBER 2021 ZO1 loves to integrate sustainability design into their architecture. As an example, Bonnie and Derek cite their recent work on a condo project in Waterdown, Hamilton. There, they shared the developer’s vision of sustainability, and they had opportunity to integrate the design with environmentally friendly technologies /materials. Those included: geo-thermal facilities, PV panels, permeable pavement, a high performance building envelope system, a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system, an energy recovery ventilator system, and more. That project also included passive design measures, such as orientation and massing of the building to minimize heat loss and shadow, strategic underground parking designed to free up the unexcavated area for landscaping, and minimizing Sustainable and socially responsible