VANCOUVER (Unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations) — Green construction company Nexii Building Solutions has announced the completion of a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, built in partnership with PEG Companies (PEG).
PEG Companies, which planned and developed the hotel, partnered with Nexii to construct the building’s exterior envelope. PEG selected Nexii due to its innovative technology that significantly reduced the climate impact of the hotel’s construction. The envelope was made using non-toxic materials that have 25 per cent less embodied carbon that conventional construction materials.
Nexii manufactured 750 unique structural panels for the nine-storey hotel. The company’s high-performance green-building products are manufactured to client specifications using 3D software. The panels are made from a sustainable concrete alternative, which reduces end-to-end carbon emission. The Nexii panels are able to fit together like jigsaw pieces to create an airtight building envelope, improving the building’s energy efficiency and significantly lowering energy costs for ongoing building operations.
“Buildings and construction are the number-1 source of climate pollution and municipal waste, but are essential to our way of life,” says Gregor Robertson, executive vice-president of Strategy & Partnerships at Nexii. “We must ensure that all new construction is designed to keep our planet healthy and livable. We are thrilled to have partnered with PEG on this project and proud to form partnerships that solve construction challenges, accelerate timelines, and reduce the environmental impacts of buildings.”