BURLINGTON, ONT. — Endress+Hauser Canada’s Customer Experience Centre, which opened officially last year, has achieved LEED Gold certification.
The 47,000-square-foot facility houses industrial processes that often draw significant energy such as a full-scale Process Training Unit (PTU), Factory Acceptance Testing and calibration labs and multi-purpose training and office areas.
The building attained ZCB Certification in 2022, demonstrating it has achieved zero carbon operations. Currently, the building generates more energy than it consumes, with surpluses delivered to the Burlington Hydro grid.
In order to achieve certification, the development team, including mcCallumSather, the prime architect, and mechanical engineers, created a high-performance building enclosure, creative mechanical system solutions, sustainable materials selection supported by sustainable construction practices and use of the full site.
To offset what energy could not be saved through its architectural and mechanical systems, it employed a combination of rooftop, double-sided solar panels, heat pumps supplemented by a geothermal system, and innovative energy conservation practices, states a release.
The building provides a showcase for the Swiss-based family-owned company’s leading edge process measurement and instrumentation technology, adds the release.
The PTU, for example, is a full-demonstration platform for the latest Endress+Hauser devices and solutions, one of only two in Canada.