Project Type:LaboratoryProject Location:183 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0A5
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Awards and Acknowledgements:AIA Committee on the Environment:2015 Top TenDesign Features:Thermal Mass, In-Slab Radiant Heating and Cooling, Brownfield Remediation, Dust Control Protocols, Indigenous Planting, Stormwater Management, Retention Ponds, Rainwater Reuse, Heat Island Mitigation, Solar Orientation, High-Performance Thermal Skin, Triple Glazing, Daylighting, Occupancy Sensors, Recycled Materials, Local Materials
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Natural Resources Canada relocated its CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory (MTL) from Ottawa to Hamilton to be closer to the steel and manufacturing sectors it serves through metallurgical research and testing. It saw the opportunity to take a giant leap forward and become a showpiece of sustainable design. The facility was certified LEED Platinum in 2013, the third research lab to achieve this rating in Canada and the only one of its type.
(Source: AIA COTE 2015)