Goodwill Industries – Essex / Kent / Lambton
“David exceeded our expectations for design and service.”
– Kevin Smith, CEO, Goodwill Industries-Essex/Kent/Lambton
Goodwill EKL acquired a 7,500 sf building to serve as their new professional administrative offices combined with their donation drop off centre. Goodwill offices are located on the main level, and offices for fledgling non-profits were created in a previously undeveloped basement that includes a fully equipped conference room.
The design compliments the reuse and recycling business that is the foundation of Goodwill Industries with an environmentally friendly design. The exterior and site design facilitates the efficient collection, sorting, and transportation of donated goods. The interior design creates a bright, professional, tech savvy, and barrier free work environment that respects the employees and volunteers who are the heart of Goodwill.
The adaptive-reuse of the Goodwill Centre is a model for “state-of-the-shelf” environmental design and products. The reuse of an existing building for new purposes makes a significant reduction in energy, greenhouse gases, and material use, compared to the construction of a new building. The new materials specified for ceiling tiles, drywall, metal studs, metal doors and frames, and carpet all have recycled content. Existing metal doors and frames, and millwork, have been salvaged and reused in other building projects. New high-efficiency lighting with occupancy sensors, domestic hot water, and heating and air-conditioning systems will contribute to future lower operating and maintenance costs.