Manitoba Hydro Place
Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?
Gross Floor Area
Reason(s) for inclusion
- Daylight Control
- Solar Control
- Natural Ventilation
Manitoba Hydro bUILDING
360 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G8, Canada
Description / Additional Information
Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project
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.
Year completed (or major renovation)
Building Certifications (check all that apply)
Link(s) for more information
Energy Use Intensity (energy consumption per year)
Percentage Provided by On-site Renewables
Carbon Use Intensity
- Curtain Wall
Main Cladding Material
Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)
- Double Skin Facade
- Indoor Air Curtain
- Dynamic Microlouvers
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
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
Ventilation Control Strategy
- Based on Outdoor Air Temperature
Percentage area of the building that can be served solely by natural ventilation
Percentage of occupied hours that the building can be served solely by natural ventilation
Is daylight simulation part of the design process?
Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?
Does the facade produce energy?
Does the facade have a dynamic U-value?
- Gas (air)
Active or Passive?