Timeline: 2019 onwards.
Mississauga began renovating and building a new addition to the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre to meet the needs of the community in 2019.
The city adopted the Green Building Standard, a three-tier performance-based standard with three increasing levels of requirements in 2019. The project design aims to meet Level 1, and is exceeding its energy targets as well reaching Level 2 on some aspects of the design.
Some of its sustainable features will include triple-glazed windows, high-efficiency lighting and rooftop solar panels, which are already in place on the existing building. Another green feature will be a heat recovery system. Rejected heat from the existing ice plant will be harnessed to heat the swimming pool. When the pool needs to be heated, the rejected heat will be used first.
The construction process will also include a 20 percent replacement of cement in the concrete through the use of fly ash or slag. In the later stages of the project, all of the structural steel, rebar and metal decks will be comprised of 50 percent post-consumer recycled content.