Windsor’s new Ojibway Nature Centre, which opened in the spring of 2011, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver level of certification.
Designed by NORR Architects and built by DeAngelis Construction, the $2.5 million dollar facility is double the size of the former nature centre and features a variety of both aesthetic and environmentally conscious and sustainable upgrades.
The structure was built with locally sourced materials such as Ontario white cedar, and granite blocks that were recycled from the Ambassador Bridge.
Since the new nature centre opened, visitors have increased by 310% while participation in centre programs has jumped 750%. The facility will receive a LEED Canada Certification plaque on February 13th.