Gold Standard building in Brampton will house 400 Alectra employees

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Published August 30, 2021 at 10:25 am

After recent approval from the City of Brampton, Alectra held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of its new state-of-the-art operations centre.

The $52 million facility is being built at 200 Kennedy Rd. S. and will house more than 400 employees to serve Brampton and Mississauga once it’s finished.

The new facility will be constructed to meet the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Standard.

“Brampton is a Green City, and together with our partners, we are dedicated to building an increasingly sustainable community and increasing our resilience to climate change” said Brampton mayor Patrick Brown.

“We are excited that Alectra has chosen Brampton for the site of its new operations centre and look forward to witnessing the added benefits this new location will bring to the local businesses in the Kennedy Road area.”

The project is scheduled for completion in August 2023.

“We’re incredibly proud to celebrate the ground-breaking of our new operations centre which will further expand our portfolio of LEED certified facilities to the Brampton community” said Brian Bentz, Alectra Inc.’s president and CEO.

“This investment will create an opportunity for Alectra to implement more green initiatives and improve service levels for our customers across the Region of Peel.”

In alignment with Alectra’s plan to be Net-Zero by 2050, this project will reduce Alectra’s carbon footprint, generate renewable energy, and use solar powered EV stations, while improving service for residential and commercial customers.

The new building will be the fifth LEED certified facility in Alectra’s portfolio of buildings, in addition to the company’s LEED Gold facilities in Vaughan and Markham, and its LEED certified facilities in Guelph and Barrie.

Some of the LEED certified building features will include:

  • • upgraded dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 43 per cent beyond LEED Gold standards
  • • 500KW in rooftop solar power generation. The more than 800 MWh/year of renewable energy will help meet building power requirements
  • • more than 30 electric vehicle charging stations to be installed and used by Alectra fleet vehicles, employees, and the general public

Additionally, Alectra is investing $30 million over the next five years to replace and rehabilitate deteriorated underground cables in Brampton.

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