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TPSGC D'ESTIMAUVILLE - LEED-NC, Gold certification

D’ESTIMAUVILLE, QUÉBEC, CANADA

This project, currently under consideration for LEED-NC Gold certification, is truly the eco design model of the future. The new Public Works and Government Services Canada building in D’Estimauville is intended to strike a balance between occupants’ well-being, efficient resource management and environmental responsibility. Responsible solutions were used throughout the project, beginning with an ecological worksite where over 97% of the construction debris was diverted from landfills and cleanliness was controlled right up to the building’s occupation. Fifty per cent of water savings comes from low-flow plumbing appliances, rainwater collection basins and the absence of irrigation systems. Reusing heat recovered from the server room means that the building does not have to be heated until the outdoor temperature reaches -12 °C. High performance roofs reduce energy consumption by 52%. Abundant windows, eco friendly materials, air quality and alternative transportation accessibility help make for an environmentally sound project.

LOCATION: D’Estimauville, Québec, Canada
TYPE OF INTERVENTION: Sustainable design
CERTIFICATION: LEED-NC Gold level Certification (PMA architectes + CCM2)
TENANT/CLIENT: PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA
ARCHITECTS: Consortium M3, Côté Chabot Morel, Pierre Martin architectes
PROPONENT: Consortium GM Développement / Ogesco / PMAD
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Daniel Arbour et associés inc. (DAA)
ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Thermeca inc.
LEED-CERTIFIED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Roche Groupe Conseil
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CIME Consultants
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Ogesco Construction inc.
AREA: 29,990 m2
NUMBER OF STOREYS: 12
COMPLETION: 2011

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