The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents over 76,000 teachers and other education professionals in the province of Ontario. The ETFO headquarters was conceived to be a pinnacle of sustainable building practice with goals for a minimum 60 percent energy reduction over the MNECB (Model National Energy Code for Buildings), and LEED Platinum certification. While providing a welcoming home for ETFO, this new office also creates a highly sustainable and efficient green building using architecture as an educational opportunity for greener design, and achieves effective neighbourhood integration and signature architecture.
The owner occupied office building includes training and conference facilities, flexible event space for the owner on the ground floor with office and support spaces on the upper floors. Symtech Innovations completed all of the electrical work in this 120,000 sq.ft. office building which includes training and conference facilities, flexible event space for the owner on the ground floor with office and support spaces on the upper floors. This brand new state-of-the-art building has green roofs, displacement ventilation, rain water cisterns, geothermal heating, operable windows, triple-glazed glass walls and skylights to keep its inhabitants comfortable while saving energy.