Project: Manitoba Hydro Place

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

View: Exterior

Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers

AIA summary: "Manitoba Hydro Place was designed utilizing a formal integrated design process to achieve daunting goals of energy efficiency, healthy workplace environment, urban revitalization, sustainability and architectural excellence. A model for bioclimatic design in an extreme climate that fluctuates 70°C annually, the ‘Capital A’ form is site specific to harness the maximum amount of passive solar and wind energies and to provide 100% fresh air, 24/7. At 88 kwh/m2/annually, from a demand side, it is the most energy efficient large office tower in North America, with a 66% improvement over the standard. While targeting LEED Platinum certification, Manitoba Hydro Place has, more importantly, achieved its ultimate goal of a superior indoor environment for the health and well-being of its employees."

Photo by Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo Inc.  Top Ten Green Projects 2010 by Miyoko Ohtake

Top Ten Green Projects 2010

Project: Manitoba Hydro Place

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

View: Exterior

Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers

AIA summary: "Manitoba Hydro Place was designed utilizing a formal integrated design process to achieve daunting goals of energy efficiency, healthy workplace environment, urban revitalization, sustainability and architectural excellence. A model for bioclimatic design in an extreme climate that fluctuates 70°C annually, the ‘Capital A’ form is site specific to harness the maximum amount of passive solar and wind energies and to provide 100% fresh air, 24/7. At 88 kwh/m2/annually, from a demand side, it is the most energy efficient large office tower in North America, with a 66% improvement over the standard. While targeting LEED Platinum certification, Manitoba Hydro Place has, more importantly, achieved its ultimate goal of a superior indoor environment for the health and well-being of its employees."

Photo by Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo Inc.

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