The building was designed as a multi-purpose facility with offices/workstations for 155 people, classrooms, laboratories, training areas, and consultation spaces. The building is three storeys with a mix of copper, stone and cedar cladding incorporating green building design concepts. The Grey Bruce Health Unit Board was committed to establishing a benchmark for healthy living by creating a healthy building for its operations.
Our innovative design includes collection of rainwater for use in water closets and the use of natural ventilation in the office spaces. The current design reduces energy consumption by 53% of the Model National Energy Building Code. The project has achieved LEED Gold. Lett Architects also specified all the furniture for the project, including workstations.
The Grey Bruce Health Unit has been the recipient of the North American Copper in Architecture Award, Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award, Natural Resources Canada ecoEnergy Award, and a Cultural Award by the City of Owen Sound. Salter Pilon Architecture were the associated architects.