Designed by Gibbs Gage Architects
Photo by Gibbs Gage Architects
This three-storey, first-class office building is the new headquarters of Husky Energy, providing a new home for its administrative services. The glass building's main feature is a three-storey atrium, as well as a staircase visible from the exterior. The headquarters also includes high ceilings, a cafeteria, a fitness centre, and changing and shower facilities.
In order to maintain Husky's responsibility to sustainable development, certain factors have been implemented to ensure reduced energy consumption and decrease impacts on the environment. Several technologies incorporated include: solar panels, reflective roofing material, low flow sensor faucets, a recycling centre, as well as high performance window glazing and exterior wall systems.
Central air handling units located in two rooftop penthouses provide ventilation and cooling. VAV boxes located throughout the building provide zone control for cooling. A natural-gas fired boiler plant located in the basement provides hot water for heating, using radiant panels on the building perimeter. Air handling units make use of variable speed fans and are capable of providing free cooling using outdoor air. Variable-speed pumping is used for the perimeter radiation and glycol air handling coils for increased energy efficiency. Domestic hot water is heated by a solar glycol system with solar panels located on the roof.