222 Jarvis Retrofit and Modernization

Location:
Toronto
Project Type:
Real Estate (Direct Delivery, Stipulated Sum)
Construction Cost:
$100 million
Ministry/Agency:
Ministry of Government Services

About the Project:

The retrofit and modernization of the 455,000 square foot government building located at 222 Jarvis Street in Toronto, Ontario is one of North America's largest 'green' building retrofit projects and will transform the iconic 222 Jarvis Street building into a state-of-the-art energy efficient, environmentally-sustainable LEED® certified 'green' building.

Project Status:

  • Request for Proposals:  May 2009
  • Contract Award:  August 2009
  • Construction Start: September 2009
  • Construction/Move-in Phase 1 - Completed (Lower Main to 6th Floor): March 2013
  • Construction/Move-in Phase 2 - Completed (Floors 7 & 8): March 2014
  • Construction/Move-in Phase 3 - Completed (Floor 9): March 2014

 

Features

  • Use of regional materials to reduce emissions from shipping resources over long distances
  • Use of low-emitting materials including adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and carpet, which reduce the emission of indoor air pollutants
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and controls upgrades
  • State-of-the-art IT infrastructure including wireless technology to reduce the need to travel to meetings
  • Daylight and occupancy sensors which optimize energy performance
  • Power demand monitoring and reporting
  • Rain water harvesting to reduce water usage and minimize demand on municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities 

Community Features:

The retrofit of 222 Jarvis Street will help revitalize this historic downtown neighbourhood by creating just over 1,000 jobs during its duration. Ontario is getting its house in order by greening this Ontario government building which will help create green jobs, build a sustainable workplace for the future and fuel a green economy. The influx of government employees in the area will also benefit local businesses, stimulate the local economy and contribute to a sustainable community.

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