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April 25, 2018
Plans for a sustainability cluster take another step forward

Oxford County is seeking input and expressions of interest from community on design and operation of the new innovation centre


Oxford County is looking to hear from entrepreneurs, academics, start-ups and non-profits that may have some insight and guidance to contribute to Oxford’s sustainability cluster. To allow green business to thrive, individuals and businesses will help determine how the sustainability cluster should be designed, managed and used on a day-to-day basis.
 

Attend the Idea Share


Businesses or individuals interested in being a part of this opportunity and contributing suggestions and insight are invited to attend the Idea Share focus group:

      Wednesday, May 2
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

      Woodstock Art Gallery
      449 Dundas Street, Woodstock
      Please RSVP to communications@oxfordcounty.ca 

Those not able to attend can still demonstrate interest in occupying space in the sustainability cluster by filling out an Expression of Interest application by Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. The application form will be available on this page on April 30. Whether there is a need for a small office or large research facilities, all applications will be considered. More


Submit an Expression of Interest


The Expression of Interest information form asks for basic information about the nature of your organization or event and additional requirements you may have. The deadline to submit an expression of interest is May 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Forms should be submitted to Chloe Senior at csenior@oxfordcounty.ca

Download the EOI form.

Those submitting an Expression of Interest will be notified of next steps, including booking rates, tours and facilitation of the booking process. 


Provide your feedback


Oxford County wants to hear the thoughts and opinions of residents and businesses on the sustainability cluster concept.

For more information about the County's planning to date, read Council Reports CAO 2017-10 and CAO 2016-11


About the Sustainability Cluster


Encompassing one city block around Courthouse Square in Woodstock, the sustainability cluster will offer 39,000 square feet of space between two buildings that will be ideal for research, innovative office space, meeting rooms and other public and private spaces. Once completed, this area will be a host for future innovation while enhancing and strengthening Oxford’s capacity, resiliency and community wellbeing in the long-term.

Along with Oxford’s commitments to 100% Renewable Energy and Zero Waste, the structures within the sustainability cluster will abide by EnerPHit retrofit energy standards, further establishing the County and its partners as nation-wide leaders in sustainability.

This opportunity is expected to bring a significant amount of talent to the community, with Oxford County working alongside future tenants and partners to illustrate a commitment to sustainable development and innovation for years to come.

Read the news release, "Plans for Oxford County Sustainability Cluster take another step forward," April 25, 2018