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Waterloo, Ontario

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Situated within the Idea Quarter of Waterloo, evolv1 is a uniquely modern urban space designed for today’s millenial tech-savvy workforce. Located on the doorstep of the Ion Light Rail Transit and showcasing an array of amenities and creative collision spaces, evolv1 offers a perfect light-filled new home for today’s growing tech or professional service company.

Imagined by the Cora Group in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region, evolv1 was constructed in accord to LEED Platinum principles and has set a new Benchmark for Green Building Innovation. It was awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC). Key sustainability features include: smart dimmable 1-10V LED lighting, variable refrigerant flow HVAC system, 1.5acres of 700kilowatt photovoltaic solar panels, triple-glazed windows, living wall and EV charging stations.


Stantec, Chung & VanderDoelen Engineering, CFMS West Consulting



Project Duration

March 2017 - July 2018


110,000 sq.ft.



Project Type

Construction Management