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Designed by Figure3
The new showroom space is housed in the distinctive brick Boiler House of the former Toronto Carpet Factory, which operated from 1899 until the 1920s. The building has been fitted with brand new mechanical and electrical systems and designed to accommodate office spaces. Due to the exposed ductwork and piping throughout the space, special consideration was given to the design, layout, installation, and appearance. This project has achieved LEED Gold Certification.
HVAC and plumbing design coordinated the existing air flow and radiant systems to maximize efficiency and comfort. Low flow and motion activated plumbing features are used throughout to reduce water consumption.
The interesting architecture of this building was utilized to provide a highly efficient lighting design that is both aesthetically impressive and practical for the building function. A variety of light sources are used, from T5 fluorescent to halogen to LEDs. Daylight harvesting is incorporated to take advantage of the abundant day light in the facility, along with dimming and occupancy sensors to ensure maximum lighting efficiency and aesthetic.
2008 IES Illumination - International Award of Merit
2008 IES Illumination - Toronto Section Award