Designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.
Photo by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.
A 162 bed Long Term Care Facility consisting of a three-storey ""Resident Home Areas"" twinned on either side of a common servery and central core.
The facility qualified for the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) offered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) by exceeding the MNECB predicted annual building operating costs by approximately 28%. CBIP award amount approximate $60,000.
The HVAC design is a combination of stand-alone rooftop units and indoor central station air handling systems. Each resident home area has two,
custom, roof-mounted, air handling units providing make-up air for ventilation and resident washroom exhaust. These rooftop units provide tempered 100%
outdoor air and are complete with an enthalpy wheel to reclaim or reject heat to/from washroom exhaust. Central core, administration, entrance pavilion and adult day program areas are served by indoor air handling units located in
Building heat is provided by two, high efficiency, condensing type boilers, with a third dual-fire boiler (operating on natural gas or diesel oil) available if needed.
Electrically, the building is supplied with a utility owned pad mount transformer. The secondary distribution voltage is 600V, with a 120 volt being used for all patient care areas.
Particular attention was paid to lighting levels and lighting quality to meet the Ministry of Health's guidelines.
The patient wandering (tracking) system is integrated with the security and elevator controls for patient safety and security.