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Commercial Residential Institutional Interiors Sustainable

              Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
              Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

              RCMP Regional Headquarters
              Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

              Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

              22nd Commerce Square
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

              Wright & Burnside Business Campus
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

              TD Centre
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

              The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is the largest community centre in southern Nova Scotia, featuring an aquatics centre, the south shore’s main library, community spaces, dance studios, yoga studios and a NHL sized rink, concert and tradeshow venue. The project enhances the community’s health and wellness by creating a social heartland designed to LEED® Gold standards.

              The LEED Gold designed Lifestyle Centre minimizes its ecological footprint and provides the healthiest indoor environment possible with renewable energy, fresh air ventilation, non-toxic materials, sustainably harvesting wood and regionally produced, recycled materials. On site renewable technologies such as solar hot water and geothermal energy combine with high efficiency envelops, waste heat recovery systems and naturally day lit program spaces to reduce loads and operating costs. Energy efficient mechanical systems, high efficiency lighting and passive ventilation strategies further contribute to reduce CO2 emissions and operating costs by 60%.

              The new facility serves all the RCMP’s operations throughout Nova Scotia and incorporates a complex program of administrative and technical functions including training classrooms, holding cells, exercise facilities, cafeteria, officer’s messes and investigation units. The facility accommodates over 500 personnel with strategies for future expansion. The facility is designed to provide an appropriate architectural image for the RCMP which respects their Canadian heritage and acknowledges them as one of the world’s most innovative police forces. The project is registered as LEED gold.

              This 250,000 square foot facility consolidates all RCMP operations into one state-of-the-art facility. The building is LEED Gold and incorporates many sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting, daylight harvesting, maximize recycling of construction waste, use of recycled materials, high efficiency mechanical systems and building envelope performance and durability.

              The Seaport Farmers’ Market is an award winning, platinum designed ecological showcase on the Halifax Waterfront. The Seaport Farmers’ Market uses 75% less power and 75% less water a typical market building. Harvesting free natural resources and responding to the seasons, the new Market is one of the most sustainably designed, low energy buildings in North America.

              The award winning Seaport Farmers’ Market transformed a former seaport terminal into a LEED® Platinum designed ecological showcase on the Halifax waterfront, becoming the centerpiece of the Halifax Port Authority’s Seaport Redevelopment and Cruise Ship Terminal. The Seaport Farmers’ Market uses 70% less power and water than that required by the National Model Energy Code. Harvesting free natural wind, solar and geothermal energy and responding to the seasons, the new Market is one of the most sustainably designed, low energy buildings in North America. The Seaport Market has won awards and been widely published for its architecture and sustainable approach.

              Designed to LEED Platinum, this mixed-use project will redevelop a full city block in downtown Halifax while incorporating five heritage buildings. The development consists of two towers – one for office and the other to include a boutique hotel and condominiums. The design incorporates a folding wall and roof that unifies the expression for the development. A central public atrium, plazas, street level retail and landscape features will create an engaging urban experience.

              The redevelopment of an entire city block in downtown Halifax will create over 500,000 square feet of mixed-use development. Designed to LEED Platinum Core & Shell, it will utilize many features to reduce its environmental footprint, including solar hot water roof panels, geothermal, photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, raised access flooring in the office tower, hybrid heat pumps in the hotel and condos and and heat reclamation from sewage waste.

              Located atop of a natural promontory, this 16 acre site will ultimately contain 400,000 square feet of commercial space. The first building provides 60,000 square feet of LEED Gold office space with a single level of underground parking and establishes the campus relationship of building and landscape. The building’s expression includes a dramatic roof canopy that portrays a distinct image beyond the campus boundary. Against the courtyard, the building inverts its massing, setting back the lower levels to create a colonnade that responds to the pedestrian scale of a campus setting.

              This 60,000 square feet office building is designed to LEED Gold Core & Shell. It utilizes several sustainable features including rainwater harvesting, energy efficient HVAC systems, solar hot water radiant panels, bicycle storage, changing facilities, electric car charging stations and reflective roof. The main features of the main lobby include reclaimed wood used for wall cladding and bench seating made from single pieces of trees.

              The redevelopment of the TD Centre will add 100,000 square feet of new Class A commercial space in downtown Halifax. It is registered LEED Gold, and at 200,000 square feet will use the same amount of energy as the original 100,000 square feet. Lydon Lynch provided leadership through the new HRM by Design approval process, receiving unanimous approval from both the Heritage Advisory and Design Review Committees. Construction will be complete in 2014.

              Located in downtown Halifax, this LEED Gold Core & Shell building adds 100,000 square feet of Class A office space to an existing office tower while incorporating a heritage façade. It further replaces all mechanical and electrical systems along with a new building envelope. The sustainable features include a green roof, photovoltaic panels, bicycle storage and changing facilities. The new mechanical systems will reduce energy costs by 49%, resulting in no net increase in energy costs for a building that will double in size.

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