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By Adam Beneroff. Manitoba Hydro Place. General Information. Location. Manitoba Hydro Place is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Building Type. The building is a commercial office and a community building. Building use. Its main use is as a corporate headquarters for Manitoba Hydro.

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location
Location
  • Manitoba Hydro Place is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
building type
Building Type
  • The building is a commercial office and a community building.
building use
Building use
  • Its main use is as a corporate headquarters for Manitoba Hydro
type of project
Type of Project
  • The building is a new construction
dates
Dates
  • It won the award for one the AIA top ten green projects in 2010
  • Construction finished in September of 2009
architects
Architects
  • Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated
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All interior materials meet low-VOC standards in order to provide a safe and healthy working environment

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The building has radiant heating and cooling delivered through an exposed concrete thermal mass

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High efficacy T-5 fluorescent lamps are dimmable, equipped with day lighting and occupancy sensors, and are individually adjustable

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Day light is also used and comes from large exterior windows and high ceilings

  • Large-format automated louvers within the double façade open and close throughout the day to minimize solar gain and glare
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The large geothermal field, high-efficiency condensing boilers, and efficient heating and cooling systems ensure that supply and exchange is utilized

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A sophisticated building management system monitors internal and external environments to optimize lighting, solar shading, and heating and cooling loads while taking advantage of passive energy sources

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All green roofs employ native plant species, irrigated by rainfall or, during drought conditions, by condensate collected from the building’s mechanical equipment

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Structural and glazing systems emphasize lightness and transparency to reduce the impact of the mass on the surrounding neighborhood

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Fifteen hundred free parking spots were written out of the design as employees embraced public transit incentives

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The site was specifically selected to maximize energy efficiency, sustainable technologies, public transport availability, and urbanization

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The roofs of the podium feature deep-soil intensive green roofs and create accessible, lushly landscaped terraces as an outdoor amenity for employees

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Excess rainwater is held within the green roof tray system until the planting medium is ready to absorb it

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Excess condensate generated by the building’s fan coil units during the hot summer months is directed to large cisterns

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When conditions warrant, this reclaimed water is pumped back up to the green roof and redistributed via an efficient drip irrigation system

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Since the first occupants moved into the building in December 2009, the building has exceeded the original 60% energy savings goal and is now targeting 64.9% energy savings

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User control of lighting in the offices, managed through desktop computers, is projected to save an additional 10%–15% in electrical lighting loads

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an outdoor park in the south portion of the site and a publicly accessible, three-story-high Public Galleria that runs the full length of the podium base to connect the north and south entrances and provide a new interior, barrier-free gathering space that can accommodate over 1,000 occupants for concerts, farmer’s and Christmas markets, and special events.

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The building’s plan organizes vertical neighborhoods around north and south atria to create a sense of community in the high-rise format