Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Client: BANC Group
Architect: Paul Skerry Associates Ltd.
Size: 300,000 sq. ft. (including parking garage)
Project Budget: N/A
This 18 storey, apartment building includes 17 floors of multi-unit residential, a commercial floor and an underground parking garage.
M&R Engineering was responsible for mechanical design including HVAC and Plumbing as well as electrical design including Lighting, Power, Communications and Security.
Apartments are heating and cooled by a boiler-cooling tower water loop heat pump system.
Condensing boilers provide heating and domestic hot water.
Heat is captured from the heat pumps when they are air conditioning to preheat domestic hot water.
Each apartment has an HRV providing individual control of ventilation rate and allowing heat recovery from exhaust air.
A natural gas-fired emergency generator powering life safety systems.
An energy study indicated the building is 26% more efficient compared to the 2011 NECB.