Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) Headquarters
Sustainable is proud to have worked with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) as the Feasibility Architect on the planning of their new Headquarters.
Located on a prime site next to the Don Valley, this proposed mass timber office building was planned to be an ultra-green, healthy, and energy-efficient facility.
The building will demonstrate OSSTF’s commitment to sustainability by targeting LEEDv4 Platinum certification, WELL Standard Platinum certification, and the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Program.
In short, this building will be a carbon capture and storage machine and will seriously control carbon emissions.
As the OSSTF reaches its centennial year as an organization, the new building will be a landmark facility, serving the Federation for the next 100 years.
With convenient transit access to the Don Valley Parkway and future Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and recreational access to the adjacent Don Valley ravine and the new Meadoway Park, the building will become a new centre for the nearly 60,000 public high school teachers and staff who support students from junior kindergarten to post-secondary.
We completed our three-phase Integrated Planning Process with Sustainable and Artuitive Group to design, assess and determine the feasibility of a development on Mobile Drive in Toronto, which includes new OSSTF offices.
The result will be a building specifically tailored to meet the needs of the users - all while reducing the overall project timeframe.
As described by our client:
”It has been a pleasure working with Sustainable and, more specifically, with Paul Dowsett.
Sustainable was able to ignite the imagination of our members and the project became a reality with your assistance.
Detailed reports and presentations demonstrate a design concept that exceeds our expectations.
The architects developed a structure that provides efficiency of space, excels in environmental performance, captures market attention, improves our workplace environment, helps to alter City Planning for the benefit of our site, and establishes the foundation for future site development.
All the above demonstrate that design excellence was achieved.
We have been able to demonstrate that the investment in environmental excellence and sustainable strategies has a long term and significant positive impact on the revenue generated and the capital appreciation of the building.
Several of our advisors have referred to our project as a “developers’ dream".
Jim Spray, AGS, CFO, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF /FEESO)
Location: Toronto, ON
Area: 14,104 m², 151,812 ft²
Project Leads: Joel Anderson, Steve Socha
Client: Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
Targeted Reduction in Energy Use from Typical: 50%