University Building: Waterloo Summit Centre

Greystone completed the Design-Build contract for the The University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment - Huntsville Campus in June 2010. This $ 9 Million project included $3 Million of green initiatives.

As the Design-Build contractor and Prime Consultant, Greystone was responsible for the design and integration of various sustainable building systems, including:

  • Ground source geothermal as the primary building heating and cooling system
  • Solar-thermal hot water system for supply of all hot water demands
  • Displacement ventilation and heat recovery air circulation system
  • Living wall environment for active, natural biofiltration of inside air
  • Building automation systems (BAS) for computerized control of building systems

The primary building element was ICF and insulation levels reached R100.  Material selection included local timber, stone and Hardie siding.  The construction periodfor this project was limited to 11 months to qualify for G8 Legacy Funding.

Greystone has extensive experience with LEED Certifications – our wholesome approach to sustainable design is unique and is backed by our diverse portfolio of LEED Certified projects.