ABB Canada lifted the curtain in May of this year on a $90 million project to make its new 300,000 square foot corporate headquarters leaner, greener and more capable of growth.
MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Today ABB is pleased to announce that the Canadian Green Building Council has certified Campus Montreal with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver accreditation. This represents an exceptional standard for a building that houses a range of energy-intensive activities that include manufacturing.
Located in the innovative Technoparc Montreal, the building serves over 700 employees previously spread across six locations in Greater Montreal. The campus houses research and development, manufacturing, assembly (RDA) and testing for ABB’s energy value chain in Quebec.
“The ABB team has accomplished a significant environmental milestone,” says Nathalie Pilon, President of ABB in Canada. “The LEED Silver certification recognizes the commitment we have made to contributing to a clean future for Canada by reducing our footprint today, and well into the future.”
LEED is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in 150 countries. The rating system enables building owners and operators to measure and benchmark building performance, impact on the environment and ways to increase efficiencies.
In order to meet the selection criteria, ABB was required to meet a minimum of 40 points, Campus Montreal scored a 54. Each point, responded to a number of requirements that covers every aspect of a sustainable design including, energy performance of the site, the materials and resources used and the innovation involved.
Some of ABB’s key achievements recognized in the LEED certification process include:
Inside the structure: incorporating natural light throughout the entire building, including the RDA, unlike most industrial buildings. Open concept flexible working spaces, green garden certified furniture, ergonomic and height adjustable work stations, eleven green walls, increased recycling capabilities, including shared compost and garbage bins, low consumption toilets, efficient heating and cooling including the re circulation of over 2 megawatts of heat generated through testing activities in the RDA back into the building, and efficient LED motion detection lighting in most of the structure.
Outside the structure: the installation of three green roofs and a white roof (to reduce the absorption of heat) on the main structure, EV charging stations, bike racks for employees and visitors and a preferred parking program for carpooling and hybrid vehicles.
“We wish to thank all of our professionals and team leaders who contributed to the Base Building and Tenant Improvement work that has enabled us to achieve this designation,” says Domenic Fabiano, Vice President, Business Development and Pre-Construction, Broccolini Ownership Group. “Our collaborative efforts and commitment to deliver a landmark project are being recognized. We are confident that ABB will benefit from a viable and sustainable campus in the years ahead.”
For ABB, sustainability is of the highest importance. It is about balancing economic success, environmental stewardship and social progress to benefit all stakeholders. ABB is committed to sustainable value creation. Sustainability considerations and principles are embedded throughout our business value chain – from how we develop and produce energy-efficient products, and the sourcing of materials, through to end-of-life recycling and waste disposal.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a more than 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. ABB has a strong history in Canada, and the company continues to expand and localize its offerings for customers. With its Canadian corporate headquarters in Montreal, ABB operates close to 50 facilities and employs approximately 4,000 people across Canada. www.abb.ca
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