In 2018 we were part of the team that built evolv1, a revolutionary and replicable way to build sustainable office space, and Canada’s first Zero Carbon Design Certified building. As a partner through the development process we helped the developer, The Cora Group, design a photovoltaic system that achieved their energy needs, and met their vision for what the office of the future can look like. Now that the building is operational, our solar array is generating electricity and thanks to the integrated monitoring capabilities The Cora Group can show that they will produce more energy than the building will consume.
Evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo
This is one of Canada’s first LEED Platinum buildings and designed to be net energy positive. VCT Group worked with their consultants to optimize the solar design and more accurately forecast the system production. It is comprised of a ground mounted solar carport connected in a net-metered configuration. There is also a ballasted rooftop solar array connected under the FIT program.
VCT Group Involvement
Engineer, procure and construct the project and continued ongoing maintenance.
Primary Equipment Installed
219.8 kW AC / 263.9 kW DC installed on the roof. TerraGen racking and SolarEdge inverters
399.6 kW AC / 504 kW DC installed on the carports. Schletter Park@Sol carports and SolarEdge inverters
872,910 kWh / year
System Historical Performance
875,100 MWh in 2020