District of Yarmouth Municipal Building


District of Yarmouth Municipal Building


Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Client: Municipality of the District of Yarmouth (MODY)

Architect: Sperry & Partners

Certifications: N/A

Size: 20,000 sq. ft.

Project Budget: N/A

This two storey Municipal Building includes council chambers, council offices, open office areas, board room, plans room, lobby and a fitness room.

M&R Engineering was responsible for mechanical design including HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection; electrical design including Lighting, Power, Communications and Security and energy modeling for geothermal system design. 

Key Facts: 

  • High Efficiency Building Envelope.
  • Water-to-water and water-to-air heat pumps are connected to a horizontal geothermal field (located under a soccer field).
  • In-floor heating is installed to provide a comfortable environment and reduce energy use.
  • Four heat recovery ventilators (HRV) provide ventilation to the facility recovering heat from exhaust air.
  • Occupancy sensors are installed to reduce lighting energy when spaces are unoccupied.
  • An Energy Study indicated 58% energy cost savings compared to conventional construction (the 1997 MNECB). 
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