City of Cambridge Cambridge Civic Administration Building
Administration office building for the City of Cambridge. Providing a healthy work environment for the City staff and provide better service to the public by the various departments within the City of Cambridge. The building comprises 4 floors above grade with a gross area of 7,700 m The building has demonstrated the city’s commitment to the environment and provide an example for the city residents and business owners, of effective integration of green building design. This facility has been designated as an Emergency Centre Facility for the Cambridge and Waterloo Region and as such the building contains a dedicated data facility as the central focus for the communication operations within the region. Key features include the use of translucent glazing for daylighting, outstanding reductions of water usage, a multi-storey atrium allowing stack ventilation, and a three storey "living wall." The building has attained the LEED Gold accreditation. This is a first LEED gold in municipal building in Canada
Mechanical Systems Description:
A Mechanical equipment free roof. Part of the architect's original design for the project was an equipment free roof. This mandate required intensive design coordination between all design consultants to achieve the objective. Central Heating and Cooling Compartment AHU
Electrical Systems Description:
Energy conservation features included the use of a biowall to filter the return air and to humidity the air during winter months, extensive use of occupancy and daylight sensors to control the building lighting system, use of variable speed motors in fans & pumps, and the use of water conserving plumbing equipment.
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