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Manitoba Hydro Place

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Location

Winnipeg, Canada

Principal Use

Office

Design Architect

KPMB Architects

Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?

Bruce Kuwabara

Gross Floor Area

64,590 m2

695,247 ft2

Reason(s) for inclusion

  • Daylight Control
  • Solar Control
  • Natural Ventilation

Building Name

Manitoba Hydro bUILDING

Address

360 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G8, Canada

Description / Additional Information

Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project

Project Narrative

The facade's bioclimatic, energy-efficient design features a 377 ft (115 m) tall solar chimney, a geo-thermal HVAC system using 280 five-inch tubes bored 380 feet into an underground aquifer,100% fresh air (24 hours a day, year round, regardless of outside temperature) and a one-meter-wide double exterior wall with computer-controlled motorized vents that adjust the building's exterior skin throughout the day and evening. Together, the various elements of the design enable a 70% energy savings over a typical large office tower.

General Information

Year completed (or major renovation)

2009

Construction Cost

28,000,000

Climate Zone

Continental

Building Certifications (check all that apply)

  • LEED

External Links

Link(s) for more information

Design Features

Energy Performance

Energy Use Intensity (energy consumption per year)

100 kWh/m2/year

1 kBtu/ft2/year

Percentage Provided by On-site Renewables

64

Carbon Use Intensity

80 kgCO2e/m2/year

861 kgCO2e/ft2/year

Construction Type

Construction Type

  • Curtain Wall

Main Cladding Material

  • Glass

Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)

0.5

Skin Type

Skin Type

  • Double Skin Facade

Geometrical configuration

  • Corridor

Ventilation type

  • Indoor Air Curtain

Solar Shading

Glazing-integrated shading

  • Dynamic Microlouvers

Ventilation

Is there natural ventilation through the facade?

No

Type of Ventilation Strategy

  • Double sided

Relationship to Mechanical Systems

  • Independent (both work simultaneously, nat vent is mainly for occupant psychological comfort)

Ventilation Operation Type

  • Manual

Ventilation Control Strategy

  • Based on Outdoor Air Temperature

Percentage area of the building that can be served solely by natural ventilation

30

Percentage of occupied hours that the building can be served solely by natural ventilation

12

Daylight

Is daylight simulation part of the design process?

No

Target value(s)

["98"]

Noise

Embodied Carbon

Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?

No

Energy Generation

Does the facade produce energy?

No

Insulation

Does the facade have a dynamic U-value?

No

Dynamic Medium

  • Gas (air)

Active or Passive?

Monomaterial envelope?

No

Description / Additional Information