Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre awarded LEED Gold Certification

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Chin, Communications Director
Email: achin@dsai.ca

David Dow, Principal
Email: ddow@dsai.ca

April 30, 2024

Oakville, ON – The Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre is a new health and wellness centre that was designed to minimize the building’s carbon footprint and energy use.

The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team comprised of the design consultants, construction contractors and the Town of Oakville, collaboratively designed an inviting and engaging neighbourhood destination. Focused on accessibility and sustainability, the OTCC is designed for the current and future community of Oakville. The facility offers a double gymnasium with aquatics facilities that prioritize accessibility and sustainability. Located in a quiet residential area on the site of a previous hospital building, the design is respective of the heritage relationships of its surroundings.

The Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre is a new health and wellness centre in historic Oakville that prioritized sustainability and accessibility during design to deliver a LEED Gold certified facility for the Town. The project includesa new park and the revitalization of an existing parking garage.

The main program spaces are organized along the double height galleria with exposed mass timber roof deck. Interior windows offer generous views into the double gym with upper-level walking track and natatorium/ aquatic centre with 6 lane 25m pool and warm water pool.

The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team worked collaboratively including extensive public consultation to create a building that optimizes natural daylight, has a high-performance building envelope, optimized energy performance, utilized enhanced indoor air quality strategies and used low emitting materials. 

The LEED Gold Certified building makes use of energy efficient rooftop solar panels and a geo-thermal field for heating and cooling. Proposed energy conservation measures were parametrically tested through iterative energy modeling and evaluated through full 30-year life-cycle costing using financial- and carbon-impact metrics. 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the world's most widely used green building rating system. LEED certification provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings, which offer environmental, social and governance benefits. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, for buildings and spaces that improve the health and resilience of communities and the environment.

Read more about the project here