Office and Training Centre

Union Gas

Size: 54,000 SF | Value: $22 million | Location: Hamilton, ON

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Project Management, Structural Engineering

Designed by WalterFedy to demonstrate Union Gas’ corporate leadership in sustainability, the Hamilton District Office and Technical Training Centre showcases a number of energy efficient technologies. The 54,000 SF, $22 million, two-storey facility is designed to consume 45% less energy compared to a similar building designed to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (NMCB 1997) minimum standard. In addition to its energy performance, the building uses 70% less municipal water than a building designed with standard code-compliant fixtures. The Hamilton project is on target to achieve a LEED Gold rating for excellence in energy efficiency and environmental design.

   

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DESIGN ELEMENTS

A 1,900 SF vegetated green roof was introduced over the cafeteria to promote passive cooling through evaporation. The rain water that is harvested from other areas of the roof is used in non-potable applications such as flushing urinals or toilets, and make up water in the cooling tower and hydronic systems. Rain water that is collected from the site and surface parking is directed to the one of the naturalized stormwater retention ponds. These ponds retain rain water on site during peak rain storms reducing the water surge and quality on the municipal storm system before outfalling into Lake Ontario. 

 

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