Newsletter Signup

New Endress+Hauser Build in Burlington will be Net-Zero Carbon/Energy

_BRS2798

Last week, I was delighted to attend the ground-breaking event for Endress+Hauser’s expanded business site in Burlington along with many of their employees, leadership team, and fellow local dignitaries. Endress+Hauser has been a part of our city for almost three decades, creating 80 jobs in our community as a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions.

The new Customer Experience Centre and headquarters it is building will create an additional 40 highly-skilled jobs and is a great confirmation of the value the company sees in doing business in Burlington.

This build is exactly the type of business development we love to see here in our city. It is a wonderful example of how to use design and materials that help our environment, while still adding a well-scaled and technologically-advanced building to our easily-accessible employment lands near the QEW.

Endress+Hauser’s new expanded HQ will feature a two-storey, and approximately 47,000 sq. ft., building. While the visual design is gorgeously bright, airy and modern, the best news is that this building endeavors to achieve the LEED Gold certification standard and to function on a net zero carbon and net zero energy basis. That is truly outstanding news and will mean the building will effectively be “off the hydro grid.”

It will achieve net-zero energy and emissions through initiatives such as using a reflective roof and solar panels to generate electricity, and maintaining temperature in the building with heat pumps and a geothermal system. Since the new larger site is being built just down the street from its existing site, employees’ commutes will go virtually unchanged, meaning no longer drives (or additional emissions).

You can read more about the project and see more of the building itself in Endress+Hauser’s recent press release.

As you may know, the City of Burlington has declared a Climate Emergency and we are developing a Climate Action Plan. Seeing Endress+Hauser’s commitment to green initiatives through its dedication to achieve the LEED Gold certification standard and to function on a net-zero carbon and net-zero energy basis in this new build is inspiring, and we are proud to support them in this commitment.

What a great example they are setting for future developments in our city!

The Endress+Hauser team has also supported the Red Tape Red Carpet Taskforce, an initiative I launched earlier this year that is dedicated to helping identify the challenges and obstacles facing the growth and relocation of businesses in Burlington and develop actionable solutions to keep Burlington Open for Business.

In fact, the City of Burlington is working with Endress+Hauser on a pilot program to leverage their industry leading expertise in Project Management and Lean Management to better understand how the City can support top employers to locate and grow in Burlington.

Just recently, Burlington was named Canada’s best community to live in and to raise a family for 2019 by MacLean’s magazine. I know that just one of the reasons Burlington ranked No. 1 was because of our access to great local jobs and careers. Endress+Hauser’s choice to stay in Burlington and expand in our community demonstrates the value they see in our city for both its business and employees, many of which we hope will call Burlington home. We are so happy to have them here and look forward to seeing them continue to thrive in the years ahead!

Receive new post notifications by email

1 thought on “New Endress+Hauser Build in Burlington will be Net-Zero Carbon/Energy”

What's your take?

Here are guidelines before you comment, and our expectations before we will post:

  • Be civil. Would you speak this way to a good friend? If not, rewrite.
  • Focus on the issues. Build your argument and make your case in support of your opinion from facts, research or other sources. That way we can all learn. “I disagree with so-and-so because…” is fine; “So-and-so is naïve/stupid  for thinking the way he/she does and here’s why…” is not acceptable.
  • Don’t make personal attacks. Don’t assume motives of those you disagree with, make unfounded allegations, spread rumours, or engage in any other behaviours that would discourage you from participating if someone said this to, or about, you. The Golden Rule applies: Do unto others as you would have done to you. We will edit or not post comments with this type of content.
  • Say it once: When comments from the same individual or individuals become repetitive, going over ground already stated, we reserve the right to close commenting.
  • Use your full, and real, name. If wish to make a comment in public, we expect you will publicly stand behind it with your name. If you don’t want to publicly reveal your name, that’s fine; you are always welcome to share your thoughts with me privately via my email below. I welcome and consider all feedback in making decisions for the community.
  • Have fun, consider and learn. Share your views and read those of others. May we all benefit from a healthy exchange of ideas, and learn a little more about the people in our community, what you think, and what’s important to each of you. You may end up changing your mind about an issue; even if you don’t, we hope everyone will gain a greater understanding of why people have different perspectives.
Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

Newsletter Sign Up

Phone: 905-335-7607
Email:  mayor@burlington.ca

Constituent Assistant: Georgie Gartside
georgie.gartside@burlington.ca
905-335-7600, ext. 7689