Voices Moves into One of the Greenest Buildings in Canada
London, ON | February 02, 2010
Online voice over marketplace Voices moves into the brand new Convergence Centre at the University of Western Ontario’s Research Park.
The realization of a dream embodiment of environmentally poetry in motion, the newly built Convergence Centre at the University of Western Ontario’s Research and Development Park is a gem on the Canadian landscape. Surrounded by beautiful forests and vegetation native to Southwestern Ontario, Voices is situated in scenic vistas within close proximity of the Thames River. The 65,000 square foot, 19.5 million dollar building christened “Convergence Centre,” is living up to its name by providing an area where people, their ideas and discoveries converge to serve the people of London and the world.
Although Voices moved in on Friday January 29th, 2010 the building project and move had been years in the making. Director of the Research Park, Joel Adams, has been working closely with the companies and researchers who now inhabit this progressive and eco-conscious facility including the CEO of Voices, David Ciccarelli. One of the first multi-tenant “Green Buildings” in Southwestern Ontario, the Convergence Centre is also one of the most advanced, most research intensive and energy efficient commercial/laboratory buildings in Canada.
Voices Chief Executive Officer, David Ciccarelli, says, “Participating in the official opening of the Convergence Centre was a wonderful experience. We are very pleased and look forward to getting to know our fellow tenants better. Our customers have also been very supportive of Voices during the move for which we are grateful.”
Some of the building’s features include:
LEED Gold – A green building targeting the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standard of the Canada Green Building Council.
Trademark style – combines traditional ‘Collegiate Gothic’ style architecture of the university, with flexible high-tech/industrial metal and glass construction.
Sustainable site – bicycle racks and shower/change room, designated spots for car pooling, naturalized storm water management to control run-off, durable ‘white roof’ to reduce cooling loads.
Water efficiency – ultra-low water consumption with dual flush, photovoltaic, and waterless systems, native species landscaping to eliminate irrigation requirements (including trees of the Carolinian region of Canada).
Energy and atmosphere – significantly exceeds national energy efficiency standards, using energy modeling, building sensors and controls, natural lighting and heat recovery systems.
Material and resources – nearly 50 per cent of building materials regionally sourced with nearly one-third from recycled materials, and a majority of construction waste was diverted from the landfill (reused or recycled).
Indoor environmental quality – Carbon dioxide monitoring, operable windows, low-emitting furniture, paints, glues and other materials, ‘green guard’ certified furniture.
To learn more about Voices, visit: https://www.voices.com
Based in London, Canada, Voices provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voice-over professionals employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Voices include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader’s Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.
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