"The building - which will be home to the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry, the forensic science program, wet labs and a computing data centre – will be one of the most energy-efficient biological and chemical laboratory facilities in North America.”1 This building demonstrates UTM’s commitment and efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. “The final design performs more than 50% better than ASHRAE 90.1 - 2013 energy targets, placing it among the most energy efficient lab buildings of its kind in North America.”2
FERO FAST Thermal Bracket™ Offset Shelf Angle Supports ("FAST Thermal Brackets") were used in the building envelope design to ensure continuous insulation and optimized thermal performance. Using FAST Thermal Brackets enabled the design team to:
- Incorporate a thermal break instead of a thermal bridge in the smart, energy-efficient shelf angle design;
- Promote the Passive House Building Standard;
- Achieve energy and cost efficiencies; and
- Provide easy installation for the contractors.
Greenpoint Landing is a 22-acre master-planned development site located on the Brooklyn waterfront with a view of the Manhattan skyline, bringing a mix of ten residential towers and low-rise buildings, a new public school, and four acres of parkland. The buildings are located on reclaimed industrial use lands, and the brick veneer utilized in the building design provides continuity with the historical neighborhood.