Vancouver’s Nexii Building Solutions has partnered with PEG Companies (PEG) to deliver the exterior building envelope for the long-awaited Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Nanaimo.
PEG, one of the fastest-growing commercial real estate investment firms in North America, selected Nexii due to its capability to fast-track the construction process while delivering high-quality products. Nexii’s innovative technology has accelerated PEG’s construction timeline by 8-10 weeks.
The Nexii system will also significantly reduce the climate impact of the hotel’s construction and reduce on-site construction waste to near-zero.
Nexii will produce the building envelope of the 9-storey hotel at their production facility in Squamish, with 140 unique structural panels. The high-performance green building products are precision manufactured in plants to client specifications using 3D software.
This process means that Nexii panels are able to fit together like jigsaw pieces onsite to create an airtight building envelope, improving the building’s energy efficiency and significantly lowering energy costs for ongoing building operation. The panels are developed using Nexii’s proprietary material, Nexiite, a sustainable alternative to concrete, significantly reducing end-to-end carbon emissions.
Gregor Robertson, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships at Nexii, added:“Buildings and construction are the number one source of climate pollution and municipal waste, but essential to our way of life. We need to ensure that all new construction is smart green construction to keep our planet healthy and livable.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with PEG on this project. At Nexii we are proud to form partnerships that solve construction challenges, accelerate timelines and reduce the environmental impacts of their buildings.”
In December 2020, Nexii constructed a first-of-its-kind sustainably built Starbucks drive-thru store, and in May 2021, Nexii announced a partnership with Popeyes to deliver a new sustainable restaurant in Abbotsford.