How We Connect
Culture of Sustainability
This program began as a research project to collect data regarding creating a culture of sustainability within office buildings. The evolv1 building acts as a ‘living laboratory’ to understand how to engage those who work in sustainable buildings in sustainable practices. The program is designed to nudge people towards sustainable habits via the physical building design and by encouraging social sustainability. The Culture of Sustainability program is designed for and by the evolv1 community to connect tenants within the building and to increase awareness, knowledge and commitment to environmental sustainability and impact reduction. Over the past year we have engaged tenants in the program through monthly meetings with tenant organizations, social media including the @Culture. of Sustainability instagram, blog posts on the SWR website and the monthly COS Connection newsletter.
evolv1 is a green office building located in the David Johnston Research + Technology park in Waterloo, Ontario. The concept of evolv1 was inspired by Sustainable Waterloo Region and is owned and developed by the Cora Group. evolv1 is Canada’s first net-positive energy commercial multi-tenant office building. The building prioritizes sustainability and clean energy production in its building design and operation. evolv1 is meant to motivate, inspire and educate the public and sustainable workplace design.