We are committed to conserving the Earth’s resources and preserving the diversity of life for future generations.
The Joggins Fossil Centre was built upon a brownfield site reclaimed from the mining industry. Much remediation has happened on site and there is an on-going landscaping programme, featuring species native to the Acadian Forest region, to enable the eventual naturalisation of the site and reduction of the impact of visitors to the local environment and community.
The building has many innovative features that help keep energy and resource use to a minimum:
- A 50 kilowatt wind turbine generator
- A solar heating system to preheat hot water, thereby reducing the building’s ecological footprint
- Passive solar heat and light collection by special glazing units.
- A green roof, which minimises heat loss, improved insulation and assists with water collection. We use the water from the roof run-off to flush our toilets and water our plants.
- Electronic self-closing faucets and waterless urinals which together will reduce water consumption by approximately 30% along with the use of dual flush valve water closets that will reduce water usage
- Chemical free and minimal invasive landscaping policy
- Priority parking for more environmentally friendly vehicles