Located at the south-east corner of Ashbury Boulevard and Audley Road South, this community Pavilion has been designed to complement the character of the surrounding residential neighbourhood and to integrate into the 4.26 acre waterfront park.
Targeted as a LEED® Certified building, many 'green'ù initiatives have been incorporated to make the building healthier for the user, energy efficient and sustainable; reducing future operating and maintenance costs for the Town. The building itself will be constructed using products with low VOC's to eliminate off-gas toxins and materials with high recycled content.
Due to its location along the waterfront trail, the pavilion offers ample bicycle parking and will be fully accessible to public transportation. Priority parking will also be provided for hybrid and carpool / vanpool vehicles.
The building program will include washrooms, concession stand and a Community Room. Through the use of a Geothermal heat pump system, heat recovery from exhaust air and energy-efficient lighting with occupancy sensor control it is projected that the new Waterfront East Pavilion will save 215,000 MJ of energy annually contributing to a reduction of over 30,000kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. This is equal to the amount of CO2 consumed by 530 trees annually.
Water consumption has been reduced over 40% with the use of water efficient fixtures and a rainwater harvesting cistern system for natural landscape irrigation. It is projected that over 500,000 litres of water will be saved annually.
Amongst the many 'green' initiatives, the Town has also identified the new community Pavilion as one of three locations integrated into the 2009 / 2010 Waterfront Recycling Program, with a targeted diversion rate of 1,000 kg's of recyclables annually. The focus for this recycling campaign will be on single use beverage containers and paper products.
Overall, the new Ajax Waterfront East Pavilion will assist in promoting a healthy lifestyle within the community, preserve and enhance natural landscapes and waterfront vistas and will respond to the need for quality community space.
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