Posts Tagged ‘triple-glazed windows’

Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Energy-intensive building conserves through heat recovery, PV generation, and tight envelope

This project, known simply as ‘Eastgate’, is a double agent. Although it functions as a healthy, sustainable office space for its occupants in Edmonton, the building is also a 24/7, mission-critical facility designed to ensure that Environment Canada’s important weather forecasting work continues under any circumstances.

By Kent McKay


Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Energy Efficiency and Water Self-Sufficiency in remote locations

In the summer of 2011, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in northern Manitoba, moved into its new 2600m2 facility. The building is designed for 88 visiting scientists and 12 staff working year-round on sub-arctic scientific research and education. The goals for the new facility were to lower utility and operating costs, create a high-performance building that showcases best practice green building engineering design, meet the unique needs of a remote research building in a harsh northern climate, and meet budgetary and time constraints.

By Richard Lay