February 4th, 2022

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation Retains Zero-Carbon Performance Standard

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For the third year in a row, the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College has been certified by the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard.

The certification confirms that the Joyce Centre generates more electric power than it uses. In 2021, the Centre generated 665,582 kWh of electricity and used 376,853 kWh, a surplus of 288,729 kWh—enough to power nearly 30 homes for a year.

When it opened in 2018, the embodied carbon payback was just over 27 years. Based on current performance, to the really exciting news is the potential for the building to well exceed that estimate

Developed in partnership with B+H and other industry leaders, the 96,000 SF Joyce Centre was Canada’s first and largest Net Zero Certified institutional building.The ZCB-Performance Standard verifies that buildings achieve zero carbon operations year after year. Verification is required annually.

2018 – CaGBC awards The Joyce Centre its Zero Carbon Building – Design certification, recognizing the building was designed according to zero carbon building requirements

2019 – CaGBC first verified that the building met the Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard

2020 – CaGBC certifies The Joyce Centre for the ZCB-Performance again.

2021 – CaGBC confirms that The Joyce Centre has again achieved zero carbon emissions in its third year of operation.