Location | Edmonton, Alberta
Sector | Social Infrastructure
Market | Government
Project Delivery Method: Design
Discipline | Mechanical, Building Science
Photo Credit | Manasc Isaac Architects
Awards | Alberta’s Top Construction Projects – Commercial Design (2013)
The Eastgate Environment Canada office located in southeast Edmonton, Alberta is a remarkable LEED® Gold Certified three-storey structure with approximately 77,920 square feet of suburban office development space and a Public Works and Government Services Centre tenant fit-up area which includes a data centre.
The building was designed using an innovative HVAC system to support the pursuit of LEED® Gold certification. The project includes a large weather office with digital workstations for the weather analysts. Each of these workstations contains several computer screens to monitor, analyze and interpret incoming technical data which has a great impact on public safety and the economy.
The indoor environment was designed to support the execution of high-stress, time-sensitive tasks by highly-skilled personnel. It was essential to design a comfortable work space despite the presence of high-density computers and electronic equipment. The design and construction team required a high level of collaboration to deliver the design and construction of this complex project over several overlapping phases.
The building uses fundamental sustainable design principles which take advantage of a southern solar exposure and a green development site. This site has western Canada’s largest solar panel array with 640 module solar panels installed.
We are proud to be a part of this project as mechanical design consultants for both the base building and the tenant improvement.