We have been happy to be part of the design team for Halifax Grammar School's major addition. A time lapse video of it construction progress has been created. Click on the image below to see the progress.
The Aberdeen Hospital's new Emergency Department will be opening on October 24th. We have been happy to be part of this project over the past 5 years. This $32 million project includes a dedicated triage area, private treatment patient rooms, isolation rooms, a family quiet room, trauma rooms and ambulance bay. In the next phase, the existing emergency department will be retrofitted into a new Pharmacy.
Queen’s Marque is the new highly touted multi-use facility to be built on the Halifax Waterfront near Queen’s Landing. The 450,000 sf facility will consist of approximately one third Commercial Space, one third Residential Space, and one third Hotel Space plus have 75,000 sf of Outdoor Public Space on the waterfront.
M&R Engineering are the Mechanical and Electrical Engineers for the $200-million development. The cooling and heating plant for the facility will be comprised of energy efficient heat pumps that use seawater from the Halifax harbour as the heat source and heat sink to provide an extremely energy efficient and environmentally friendly cooling and heating plant. The Office component of the facility will utilize chilled beams to provide ventilation and cooling and allow for free (no mechanical) cooling throughout the majority of the cooling season. The remainder of the facility will utilize fan coil units with energy efficient ECM motors to provide ventilation, heating and cooling.
Visit the Queen's Marque Website for more information.
Congratulations to Armour Group for receiving LEED Gold Certification for RBC Waterside Centre. The use of Seawater for cooling, condensing gas boilers heating and photo-sensors for control of lights based on daylighting helped the building achieve 57% Energy Cost Savings.
M&R Engineering was responsible for base building electrical design, tenant fit-up mechanical design including HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection as well as tenant fit-up electrical design including Lighting, Power, Communications and Security.
For more information, view our profile.
Congratulations to Rath Eastlink Community Centre on achieving LEED Silver Certification. This 130,000 sq. ft multi-purpose facility has an ice hockey arena, two pools, fitness centre, rock climbing wall and office space.
The facility utilizes ground source (geothermal) heat pumps to generate ice with waste heat being utilized to heat the rest of the building. Modeling indicated 55% energy cost savings compared to a building built to meet the 1997 energy code.
For more information, view our profile of the facility.
Kings County Academy received a 2016 ASHRAE Region II Technology Award in the New Educational Facilities category at the 2015 Region II Chapter Regional Conference in Hamilton, ON. It will be moving on to the Society Technology Awards competition with those winners being announced in the winter of 2016.
The project uses 68% less energy than a school built to the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Building (MENCB) with the help of an open-loop geothermal heat pump system, a solar air heating collector, variable speed drives on fans and pumps and many other technologies. View the Project Profile for more information.
The RCMP Division 'H' Headquarters is a 5-storey 160,000 sq. ft. building in Dartmouth. It houses various divisional departments including space for administration, operations and other functions.
M&R Engineering was responsible for mechanical design including HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection, electrical design including Lighting, Power, Communications and Security and M&E LEED point documentation.
The facility has many energy savings technologies including triple glazed windows, Condensing Gas Boilers, Variable Speed Magnetic Bearing Chillers, Occupancy and daylighting sensors on lighting, an IAQ system that monitors CO2, PM, Humidity, Total VOCs and Temperature, Low flow plumbing fixtures and a Rainwater Cistern.
Visit the project profile for more information.
Aaron Smith has received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 ASHRAE Technology Awards. 100 Venture Run was awarded First Place in Category 1 Commercial Buildings - New category at the Regional Level competition before moving onto the Society Level competition where it received an Honorable Mention. The awards will be listed in the March issue of ASHRAE Journal.
100 Venture Run was the first building built by the Hardman Group at the Wright & Burnside Business Campus in Dartmouth, NS. It uses 60% less energy than typical office buildings. The project has received a LEED Gold Certification from the CaGBC.
Other M&R team members included Denis Morris (partner-in-charge), Michael Myatt (plumbing and sprinkler), Andrew Bartlett (HVAC), Jake Martell (Commissioning) and Richard Rout and Peter MacDonald (Electrical).
Other design team members included Lydon Lynch Architects and Elemental Sustainability.
Lindsay Construction were the Construction Managers, Atlantica Mechanical were the Mechanical Contractors and Controls & Equipment were the Controls Contractor.
We are proud to announce that we have created a new website. This new design has a cleaner look and is mobile friendly (try it out on your smartphone!). It also has more information on our team, company history and project portfolio. We plan to continue updating our portfolio with past and current projects so come back to see more information.
Thanks to Hop Creative for website design.