City Breaks Ground on New Net Zero Building

City Breaks Ground on New Net Zero Building
Posted on 08/27/2021
A new Net Zero City facility is being constructed on MacAleer Drive in Charlottetown – the first of its kind in the Capital City.

The City of Charlottetown broke ground on the $6.2-million building yesterday (Thursday, August 26). Designed by SableARC Studios and constructed by Fitzgerald & Snow Ltd., the building features a Net Zero standard in which all heating and electrical consumption has been minimized and offset with the use of ground source heat pumps and on-site solar panels.

“This building will serve as a hub for the services that residents rely on, such as the upkeep of our roads, water systems, and parks,” said Mayor Philip Brown. “This is more than just a building, it is a symbol of the City of Charlottetown’s commitment to meeting both municipal and provincial targets for overall carbon neutrality.”

The new 2,300 square-metre facility will house service bays, offices, and workshops for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and Water and Sewer Utility.

“The aim of this project is to create a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient facility that will also improve resident services,” said Councillor Terry MacLeod, Chair of the Public Works and Urban Beautification Committee. “The long-term goal is to create a building that meets our needs today while moving forward towards a sustainable future.”

The facility is being constructed beside the municipality’s existing MacAleer Drive facility on a lot that stretches to Brackley Point Road. It is expected to be completed in November 2022.