BURLINGTON, ONT. — Endress+Hauser Canada has announced it will build a new $28-million Customer Experience Centre in Burlington, Ont. pursuing major sustainability goals including LEED Gold certification and aiming to achieve net zero carbon and net zero energy status.
The two-storey, 47,000-square-foot structure will be located 400 metres from the firm’s existing headquarters on Sutton Drive in Burlington, stated a July 26 release.
The facility will house the company’s second Process Training Unit (PTU) in Canada as well as a calibration laboratory, an expanded workshop and a training centre.
It’s planned for occupancy in the fall of 2020.
The firm is active in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.
The PTU concept is featured in other Endress+Hauser facilities globally, including Edmonton, and works as a full-sized pilot plant with the firm’s instrumentation installed.
The new facility will be built on a four-acre site and the firm said it will be effectively off the hydro grid.
Plans to achieve net zero energy and emissions include using a reflective roof with double-sided solar panels to generate electricity during the day.
At night, most electrically powered systems such as video monitors will be turned off rather than drawing even standby power and the building environment will be maintained by heat pumps supplemented by a geothermal system.