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Putting ‘Hydro’ Under the Microscope | Green Building and Design | LEED Platinum

Putting ‘Hydro’ Under the Microscope | Green Building and Design | LEED Platinum

Every city has its architectural icon, and although Winnipeg is home to the notable Winnipeg Clinic building and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Hydro Place towers above the rest, literally and environmentally. Designed by KPMB Architects and built at a cost of $278 million in 2009, the award-winning, 700,000-square-foot ‘Hydro Building,’ as it’s called by local residents, was certified LEED Platinum in May 2012, setting a bold precedent for the company’s 800,000-member customer network. The Hydro Building received a lot of press when it opened, but now—four years after the fact—is when Manitoba Hydro’s true commitment to sustainability can officially be quantified, tested, and developed. Tom Akerstream, director of facilities for the Hydro Building, was the energy and sustainability advisor for the design of the building. “The objective we set for ourselves when were d...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2013/manitoba-hydro/

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