BIODIVERSITY CENTRE

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL
Category
Science and Technology

Exhibition hall, conservation laboratories and classes

 

Type of project

New construction

 

Scope

4,550 m² | 3 floors

 

Construction cost

$17M

 

Mention

LEED Gold NC 1.0
Canadian Consulting Engineer Award | ACEC
Technology Award | ASHRAE
Plumbing Award | ASPE
Innovation Award | Contech

 

Highlights
  • Green roof that serves as a plant biology research facility
  • Geothermal heating, energy recovery, and solar wall
  • High performance in terms of energy despite a very high air exchange rate of 10 air changes per hour in the laboratories
  • 51% energy savings compared to MNECB 1997
  • Water treatment system that reduces consumption by 63%
  • Double function coils to reduce the pump power requirements