York University Bergeron Centre, Toronto, ON

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Project Details

Owner: York University
Architect: ZAS
CMU Supplier: Permacon
General Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Building Descrption: 169,000 square foot university building
Certifications: LEED Gold
Completion: Summer 2015
Total CMUs: 116, 621
Total CO₂ avoided: 1,041 kg (2,295 lbs)

University features green CMU

Permacon licensed the CarbonCure Technology to manufacture the concrete masonry units (CMUs) in the Bergeron Centre using post-industrial CO₂ emissions captured from a Courtright, Ontario-based manufacturing plant. The amount of CO₂ sequestered in the CMUs in this project is equivalent to the amount absorbed by 50 full-grown trees or 1 acre of forest throughout a year!

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“We are proud to supply product with captured and converted CO₂ to such an inspiring building. The York University Bergeron Centre building raises the bar for design in higher education buildings.”

- Marcus Poirier
Sales Manager, Permacon

Christie Gamble