The YMCA Centre for Life will be utilizing energy efficient design principles to create a well designed, efficient facility that minimizes its impact on the environment and neighbouring community.
We are starting at the beginning:
• As we build our new home we will implement a Construction Waste Management Plan – this means diversion of a minimum of 50% of the total construction and demolition material by identifying the waste produced during the project, implementing measures to manage the waste and by indicating which wastes will be targeted for diversion from landfill. Local sourcing of construction materials will minimize emissions from transportation.
• Inside the building, you’ll find a Building Automation System (BAS) to control the building HVAC systems and ensure we are meeting the energy targets for the building. Lighting will be controlled through occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting where appropriate, and we will reduce indoor water consumption with low flow plumbing fixtures.
• Outside the building you’ll find heat island reduction – light-coloured roofing materials to reduce the heat island created by the building development, as well as the use of drought-resistant plantings to minimize or eliminate irrigation systems.
• And we care about how you get there. We will be located in an area that is well-served by public transit and will have good connectivity between new and existing pedestrian and wheel-friendly pathways. You’ll also find Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) on site.