iiSBE Canada Featured Project Receives LEED Platinum Certification

May 24, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.

Manitoba Hydro’s head office in Downtown Winnipeg, one of two projects presented by iiSBE Canada at the 2008 Sustainable Building Challenge in Melbourne, Australia, has been awarded a Platinum certification by the Green Building Council of Canada.

Compared to conventional office towers, Manitoba Hydro Place achieves reductions in energy use of over 70 per cent - from over 300 kW.h per square metre to under 85 kW.h per square metre. These savings were achieved through a integrated design process and energy efficient passive and active systems. These include south-facing winter gardens to capture the maximum amount of solar energy during the winter months, a solar chimney to provide ventilation for the entire structure with minimum energy usage, recovery of waste heat, narrow floor plates with high ceilings and extensive use of glass to allow for natural lighting, and a geothermal system consisting of 280 wells, each 122 meters deep, for heating and cooling.

For more information about this project, please click this link or visit http://www.hydro.mb.ca/mhplace


iiSBE Canada Featured Pro... Manitoba Hydro’s head office in Downtown Winnipeg, one of two projects presented by iiSBE Canada at the 2008 Su...