A healthy boost for a growing town

To keep its rapidly growing population active and healthy, the Town of Caledon invested in a new, energy-efficient 65,000-square-foot community centre.

Highlights

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    The Town of Caledon project team participated in Savings by Design’s full-day, no-cost integrated design process workshop to explore alternative designs and technologies.

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    The Town of Caledon developed a Corporate Green Building Standard to ensure that all new buildings are built to be energy efficient and reduce GHG emissions.

Project highlights

$22,656/year
projected annual energy cost savings

63,000 kg CO2e
projected GHG reduction

16.1%
projected better energy performance than Ontario Building Code

$27 million
total project cost

8
acre parcel of land

*Projected savings based on energy modelling simulations from the Savings by Design Integrated Design Process workshop.

A vibrant and sustainable community hub

Recognizing that buildings represent the largest source of the Town of Caledon’s corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (54 percent), the town developed a Corporate Green Building Standard to ensure that all new buildings are built to be energy efficient and reduce GHG emissions.

Located at Kennedy Road and Dougall Avenue, the Southfields Community Centre was designed and constructed to this standard. Providing both recreation and opportunities to meet the broader social needs of residents, the centre offers many amenities, including a two-tank swimming pool, community hub spaces, an EarlyON Centre, a public library, fitness facilities and an OPP Community Policing Office.

A holistic approach to building design

The project team participated in Savings by Design’s full-day, no-cost integrated design process workshop to explore alternative designs and technologies to improve the building’s energy and environmental performance.

“It provided a valuable learning opportunity for town staff and the project consulting team,” says Katelyn McFadyen, Manager, Energy and Environment, Corporate Strategy and Innovation. “All the parties came together to share information about construction best practices and energy-efficient technologies.”

Key project enhancements

  • Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) and heat recovery ventilators (HRVs)
  • High-efficiency fans and motors
  • Enhanced glazing and shading
  • Optimized window-to-wall ratio
  • High-performance windows
  • Pool drain water heat recovery

“The program presented a strong alignment with our Council-approved corporate green building standard.”

Katelyn McFadyen, Manager, Energy and Environment, Town of Caledon

Start designing sustainable buildings with expert help

Savings by Design gives your project team free access to industry experts, technical tools and financial incentives to help you build high-performance, resilient and sustainable buildings.

How the program works

Number one

Visioning session

Session duration: 1 – 2 hours
We’ll meet with your project lead, sustainability manager and a design team member to help define your project requirements and sustainability priorities.

Number three

Evaluation of final design choices

Share the final designs that are being submitted to the municipality for permitting with your Energy Solutions Advisor to find out if the final design is likely to achieve the IDP efficiency performance targets. This also helps support continuous improvement of the program.

Number two

Integrated design process workshop

No cost
Workshop duration: 1 day Your team will strategize with energy modellers and sustainable design experts to maximize your project’s energy and environmental performance at a full-day workshop facilitated by Sustainable Buildings Canada.

An energy model will be developed as well as a final report summarizing the options discussed and recommendations.

Apply today to get the most out of your next project

Venoth Jeganmohan

Energy Solutions Advisor
venoth.jeganmohan@enbridge.com
647-502-6759

* This has no cash value. To qualify for the program, projects must be located in the Enbridge Gas service area. City of Toronto and City of Ottawa projects will target the achievement of higher energy performance. Participants must agree to all program terms and conditions, fully participate in all stages of the program and meet all program requirements.