Innovating for Canada

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation – Opening Fall 2018

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College has been designed to incorporate leading-edge technologies and techniques. At 96,000 square feet it is Canada’s largest, and Hamilton’s first, net zero institutional building. Chosen as one of 16 pilot project for the Canadian Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Standard, the building is designed to exceed the requirements for energy harvesting and conservation. The standard assesses carbon use in commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings in Canada.

Leading-edge technologies include:

• High-performance building envelope to maximize heating and cooling while maximizing natural light

• Green roof with extensive planted areas

• Solar panel array generating 2,500 kW

• Solar thermal array

• 28 geothermal wells

• Variable refrigerant flow heat pump system

• Storm water harvesting of up to 342,000 litres

• Sensor-controlled LED lighting

• High-efficiency plumbing fixtures

Learning, Living and Leading. The $54 million Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will also serve as a living lab for students and demonstration site for industry partners with:

• Exposed structural connections in public areas

• Exposed mechanical and electrical systems in public spaces

• Solar panel array monitoring

• Interactive feedback

• Access to "green" roof terraces

• Graphic user interfaces showcasing building systems

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is part of the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in Mohawk’s 50-year history and will create space for 1,000+ more students in Engineering, Technology and Sustainability programs.

Coming soon is the Centre for Climate Change Management @ Mohawk. The Centre will leverage collective resources, relationships, reputations, community-based partnerships, and experience to coordinate efforts and accomplish shared goals with a regional approach. The Centre for Climate Change Management will:

  • Mitigate climate change in Hamilton and Burlington through emissions reductions;
  • Position the region for success in the low-carbon economy; and
  • Develop and share best practices across Ontario.