OTTAWA — The Government of Canada is looking to green its operations and reduce its environmental footprint and energy costs by taking part in a pilot program.
The Arthur Meighen Building in Toronto has been selected by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to participate in the Zero Carbon Pilot Program. Built in the 1950s, the Arthur Meighen Building is a 10-storey building with an area of 41,085 square metres.
According to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), the CaGBC will provide guidance so that the government is able to meet the new Zero Carbon Building Standard. Renovations to the building may include design features such as geothermal heating and solar panels to achieve a carbon neutral design. An initial feasibility study showed it is possible to reduce the building’s greenhouse gas emissions by 88 per cent.