Fontaine Building
Multiclient Building - PWGSC

2007/Gatineau (Québec)/21,000 m2/226,000 ft2

Renovation and upgrade

Project description

Renovation of a 15-storey multiclient building with office spaces and a 30,000 ft ² underground parking. Located at 200 Sacré-Cœur Blvd. in Gatineau, the design was made to meet the latest PWGSC and HRDC standards and also to meet the requirements of a LEED-NC Silver certification. The proposed solutions have reduced the energy consumption by 34.2% compared to the recommendations of the National Energy Code for a similar building.

Challenges and Solutions

  • Integrating sustainable development principles to optimize all components: reducing energy and water consumption, increasing the use of natural lighting and ventilation, using recycled and recyclable building materials.
  • High efficiency heat pump for heating and chilling.
  • High efficiency exhaust air recovery.
  • Modulated fresh air evacuation system according to CO2 levels.
  • Optimizing temperature reduction control device at night.
  • Automated power management system.
  • Cooling towers adjusted according to the design load.

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