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The Centre for Sustainable Development – Montreal, Canada

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Building: The Centre for Sustainable Development
Location: Montreal, Canada
Address:  50 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3V4, Canada
Architect: Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneux
Structural Engineers: Pasquin St-Jean et Associés
MEP Engineer: Bouthillette Parizeau
Project Manager: Services CGP inc.
LEED Consultant: Lyse M. Tremblay
Size: 14,000 sq. ft. lot, 5 Floors
Completed: 2012

AE Interest:
First building Quebec to achieve LEED Platinum. They claim the building serves as a model and reference for anyone interested in environmental protection with respect to construction. Makes use of a plenum ventilation system, air circulates below the raised floor which requires much less energy than traditional HVAC. Geothermal heating and cooling system: 28 geothermal wells that lie 152 metres underneath. Living walls for improved indoor air quality. Built with recycled materials and reclaimed wood,. 90% of construction waste recycled. Waterless and low-flow plumbing, along with rainwater capture system and green roof.
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Written by Victor Butcher

November 9, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Posted in Built

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