Mohawk College - 2018-2019 Sustainability Report

Buildings & Grounds

Mohawk is committed to providing state-of-the art equipment and modern facilities that accommodate growth without increasing our carbon footprint. Since 2009, both the Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses have undergone significant renewal and growth.

Redesigned as a welcoming place to live and learn, this renewal has created modernized spaces while enhancing energy efficiency, barrier-free access and more.

Facilities like The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk's Fennell Campus provide opportunities for students and researchers to learn from leading-edge technologies and building design. The grounds incorporate native planting and climate-resilient design.

Key Initiatives

  • High performance Zero Carbon and LEED® buildings

  • College-wide facility and infrastructure upgrades

  • New 20–30 year Campus Master Plan (2019) which supports net zero and low carbon development

  • Sustainable Landscape Plan (2016) for enhancing and developing outdoor spaces in accordance with the principles of sustainability and climate adaptation

1st
building in Canada to achieve dual-certification in Zero Carbon

96,600 ft2
Zero Carbon certified building

71,705 ft2
of LEED® certified buildings

2.25
acres of grounds managed with an organic approach

Spotlight OnThe Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation

In August 2018, Mohawk College opened The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation—a 96,700-square-foot net zero carbon building.

Highly energy efficient, The Joyce Centre's solar photovoltaic (PV) system is designed to generate 721,000 kWh of clean, renewable electricity annually. A geothermal system heats and cools the building.

The addition of this building supports a growing student population but does not add any corporate carbon emissions.

1,980
solar panels installed as part of this project
68
geothermal wells dug to a depth of 605 ft for heating and cooling
115%
of energy needed to operate generated in the first year of operations
730,000
kWh generated annually through solar PV
228,000
liters of rainwater runoff collected through underground cisterns
460
sensor-controlled LED lights to reduce energy demand

About Mohawk

Mohawk College has been providing a quality, higher education experience to students in Hamilton, Ontario and the surrounding area since 1967. The college educates and serves more than 31,700 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses, and at learning hubs across Hamilton.

Mohawk is among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research. It has been named one of Canada's greenest employers for six years in a row, and is also home to the country's largest net zero energy institutional building. More than 120,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.

Land Acknowledgment

Mohawk College derives its name from the Mohawk Nation, one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The Confederacy marks a union of peace and friendship, and Mohawk College honours that union by recognizing the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

We acknowledge that the territories on which Mohawk College and its campuses are situated are governed by the Between the Lakes Treaty, the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement, and the Upper Canada Treaty Agreement. These agreements are binding to this day and represent our mutual commitment to maintain healthy, reciprocal and respectful relationships with the many Indigenous nations and peoples of this area. We acknowledge this and iterate our dedication to inclusivity, to friendship and to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.

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