October 24-25


51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6

Zeroing in on Net-Zero Community Recreation Projects

Thursday, October 24


Community and recreation projects are challenged in achieving net-zero aspirations due to their high energy, air, and water process loads. This session will look broadly at the ‘Whys’ and ‘Hows’ of net-zero energy design and lessons learned. It will include a broad array of community and recreation projects by Toronto firm MJMA, showing the strategies taken and challenges faced across different climate zone and carbon intensive power grids. A particular focus will be the Western North York Community Centre, which is on track to be Canada’s first aquatic-based recreation centre to achieve Net-Zero Energy and Carbon. MJMA Partner Ted Watson will describe the firm’s process, which included feasibility research for carbon-free energy sources, collaborative investigations with the client, consultants and industry and the adoption of new tools and methodologies to reach net-zero goals.