Sustainability

Sustainability/LEED

Jain primary focus is innovation in the built environment.  Our team of engineers, technologists, energy analysts and LEED® facilitators ensure that every building we are involved with is as green as possible, while remaining conscious of functional and financial impacts that sustainability may have on the project.  Occupant comfort and performance are primary considerations, as are public interest and engagement.

Our firm includes several staff members that are well versed in the LEED Certification process, and thus are able to facilitate green design and construction practices, from leading design charettes to ensuring specifications are written with green building in mind.  We are continuously attending conferences, obtaining literature and conducting research regarding the latest in green building technologies and sustainable materials.

Our team uses a variety of software to perform energy modeling, daylight modeling, and most recently whole-building performance simulation.  Depending on the goal (design decision-making, LEED® compliance, Government Incentives, etc.) the appropriate method of modeling will be selected.

Award Winning Projects      Back to Top

We have won many awards for the design of energy-efficient buildings since 1975.  Our designs have included:

  • Geothermal heat pump systems
  • Solar hot water and Photovolatic Systems
  • Thermal water, ice and rock storage systems
  • Solar air-conditioning systems
  • Rainwater harvesting systems
  • Biological treatment systems
  • Passive cooling and heating systems
  • Daylighting systems
  • Chilled Beam Systems
  • Termodeck®

LEED Certified Projects           Back to Top

Project Name Level of LEED Certification
Markham Museum Collections Building, Markham Gold
Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls Gold
2015 Pan-Am Games Venues (Compliance) Gold
Markham Pool & Field House (Pan-Am Games Venue), Markham Gold
Pickering GO Transit Station, Pickering Gold
GO Bus Storage Facility, Milton Gold
GO Bus Storage Facility, Bramalea Gold
Element Hotel, Vaughan Silver
Plaza2006 Brock University Building, St. Catharines Silver
Innisfil Public Library, Cookstown Branch, Innisfil Silver
DSSAB Office Building, Parry Sound, Canada Silver
Newmarket Operations Centre, Newmarket Silver
Sunnyside Supportive Housing, Kitchener Silver
North Wentworth Twin Pad Arena, Wentworth Silver
St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School, Oakville Silver
Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Silver
Peel Regional Police Fleet Services Facility, Brampton Silver
Guelph South End Emergency Services Station, Guelph Silver
Scugog Memorial Public Library, Port Perry Silver
Caledon East O.P.P. Detachment, Caledon Silver
Markham Fire Station #99, Markham Silver
Richmond Hill Fire Station 8-6, Richmond Hill Silver
Ontario Power Generation Offices, Pickering Silver
Guelph Hydro, Phase 2, Guelph Certified
Milton Town Hall Expansion, Milton Certified
Kingston Transit – Bus Storage Facility, Kingston Certified

 

Projects On-Track to Achieve LEED Certification           Back to Top

Project Name Level of LEED Certification
Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, CFB Borden Silver
Milton Operations Centre, Milton Silver
MNR Fire Management Facility, Haliburton Silver
Artillery Park Community Centre, Kingston Silver
W. Ross MacDonald Senior Student Residence, Brantford Silver
Parkway Forest Community Centre, Toronto Silver
Vicker’s Dining Hall, Canadian Forces Base Borden Silver
Old Galt Post Office, Cambridge Silver
Springdale Library, Brampton Silver
GO Gormley Station, Markham Silver
Welland Provincial Ontario Courthouse Facilities Silver