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Exceed your sustainability goals by leasing a fully customizable workspace in Canada’s first Zero-Carbon Building

Fast-paced and constantly changing work environments have generated the imminent need to design comfortable and inviting workspaces.  Would you like to know the amazing benefits of working in sustainable workspaces? The benefits have been studied and demonstrated. Research published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information has concluded, that sustainable office spaces improve mental and […]

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evolv1’s Energy Production Skyrocketed

What does work from home (WFH) mean for a sustainable building? WFH for a sustainable building doesn’t mean everything stops. It means the sustainable building continues to work at harvesting energy, but pivots to provide the produced energy to where it is needed the most.   On Saturday, August 14, 2021, evolv1 produced 4,920 kWh, more than […]

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Among the First to be Dual Certified, evolv1 Achieves Zero Carbon Performance Certification

The Cora Group, a leading local developer and sustainable building advocate, today – Earth Day 2020 – is announcing it has achieved dual certification for evolv1 under the Zero Carbon Building Standard. The first-of-its-kind building is the second to receive the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard – Design and Zero Carbon Building Standard […]

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On a bright and sunny Earth Day, let’s celebrate solar energy at #evolv1

We opened the doors to evolv1, Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design Certified under the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard, seven months ago. In less than one year we’ve accomplished a fantastic feat – we’re operating a commercial building that, along with our other sustainable buildings, innoTECH, and The Cora Building in […]

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evolv1 leaves its mark on local industry partner, VCT Group

evolv1 opened its doors in late 2018 and began welcoming tenants and community partners into the space. After years of planning and development, the building is now operational – producing more energy than it consumes. As Canada’s first Zero Carbon Design Certified building, it stands as a replicable example of the growing clean economy and […]

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evolv1 Recognized for Excellence in Green Building and Climate Leadership with the Premiere CaGBC Zero Carbon Award

Earlier this month our evolv1 team celebrated another milestone on the path to open the doors to Canada’s greenest building in 2018. The Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded The Cora Group with an award for Excellence in Green Building – Zero Carbon at their Leadership Awards Dinner and Gala on Wednesday, June 6 […]

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Creating a home for sustainability at evolv1

This guest post is by Tova Davidson, Executive Director, Sustainable Waterloo Region. In 2013, when Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) reached out to our community in the development of our strategic plan, we asked: “What’s the next big thing be we should work on to move the needle on sustainability in our region?” Resoundingly, we heard […]

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evolv1 to host Laurier professor’s nearly $1 million research study on sustainable behaviour

This week Wilfrid Laurier University announced Psychology Associate Professor Marcus Riemer and his research partners have received nearly $1 million in funding to study sustainable behaviour in evolv1. This five-year project entitled, “Closing the performance gap in high-performance green buildings by cultivating a culture of sustainability,” will strive to address the challenge of meeting forecasted targets when […]

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Reinventing the Way You Build

The story behind the making of evolv1 – Canada’s greenest building What does it take to build Canada’s greenest building? If you ask Adrian Conrad, COO of the Cora Group, it’s a potent combination of vision and teamwork, a series of providential but highly beneficial encounters, and more than one’s fair share of persistence. evolv1’s […]

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