The Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce is Alberta’s first net-zero commercial office building, which opened in the Edmonton community of Summerside in February 2015. Since then, it has been dubbed Edmonton’s “crown jewel” of sustainable construction, as well as a model of a triple bottom line commercial building – capturing the essence of sustainability by measuring its impact on the world in three parts: profitability, social/human, and environmental capital. The owners challenged the design team to deliver a net-zero-energy building to demonstrate the feasibility of low-energy-use buildings in cold climates. The result was a beautiful, sustainable and affordable building.
To learn more, visit themosaiccentre.ca.