Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects
Rendering by Diamond Schmitt Architects
The new three-story, multi-use building offers office and retail space and also serves as Sifton Properties' new corporate head office. It is the first building constructed in the "Smart Community" within The Village at RiverBend in northwest London, Ontario. The design focuses on sustainable features such as water efficiency, eco-friendly transportation options, and concepts meant to preserve the environment and enhance the community. The building is targeting net zero on energy through the incorporation of photovoltaic panels on the building façade, roof, and parking areas. A highly efficient envelope, with effective daylighting and view dynamic glazing, assists in reducing the energy usage of the facility.
The target for this facility is to be Net Zero on energy usage. An air cooled VRF mechanical system was provided to achieve this and avoid the need to bring natural gas to site for base building needs. Heat recovery systems are provided on ventilation air. A storm cistern is located within the building for water re-use for flushing services.
The electrical system has been design as photovoltaic ready, to achieve the target of Net Zero on energy usage. Solar arrays were planned for the roof areas and future parking lot. The building features LED lighting throughout with digital control for tenant flexibility in usage and any future demising wall revisions.