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The Cornerstone Life Lease Estates

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General Contractor – Boretta

Mechanical Engineer – MCW/AGE

Architect – Friesen Tokar Architects

Project Details:

This mechanical system consists of a 67 zone geothermal system with a shallow vertical ground loop drilled to 50 ft. Since this building is cooling dominant, a significant amount of heat needs to be absorbed into the ground via the ground loop. As the ground loop gets too warm the system is designed to dump heat from the ground loop into the parkade. The building is ventilated by a central heat recovery ventilation system to increase system efficiency.

Design Challenge:

Due to planned future development, the building site had restrictions on where the ground loop could be located. The project needed to be planned in order to allow provision for future geothermal heating and cooling of additional buildings. SCMI needed to work with the engineer and architect as closely as possible to reduce the heating and cooling loads of the building. With lower heating and cooling loads, geothermal was a possibility.

Interesting Note:

SCMI, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Red River College (CARSI) have partnered with The Cornerstone Life Lease Estates to install a remote building monitoring system. The building created a joint research opportunity for remote building monitoring.

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