Designed by DCYSA Architects (now NEUF Architect(e)s)
Photos by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
Performance Court is a new LEED Gold certified office building located in the downtown core of Ottawa, Ontario. The new building includes commercial spaces on the ground floor, office space on floors 2 to 22, and three levels of underground parking. The building was built around the existing Heritage Grant House which extends inside the ground floor of the new Performance Court Building. The project was completed as a construction management delivery approach and underwent value engineering to maintain the project budget.
The building has been designed to meet the highest standards for energy efficiency design. 150 Elgin is provided with demand flow ventilation, fresh air heat recovery, condensing boilers, high efficiency chillers and variable frequency drives on all motors larger than 3 hp. VAV terminals provide air distribution to all office areas. ECM motor fan powered VAVs and hot water heat is provided at the perimeter.
150 Elgin is comprised of an intelligent and flexible electrical system to suit office tenant needs. LEED Gold with M&V metering certification ensures and demonstrates the performance of the building and initiative of all tenants. 4MVA of electrical power is supplied from customer owned HV equipment and transformation, with flexible dual 600V bus-duct design feeding each tenant floor and all mechanical systems up to the mechanical penthouse. A zone addressable digital lighting control system has been provided throughout to control all building common areas and is expandable for tenant use. Floor lighting control comes standard with time controlled master-override, 8-zones of control, with occupancy and daylight detection. The building is equipped with two generators, 750kW and 500kW, that provide emergency standby power to the building; life safety power, general building back-up (telecom/security), and leasable standby power to the tenants.