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Richardson College for the Environment

Integrated Designs worked with the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation to develop one of North Americas most sustainable and energy efficient college laboratory buildings.  This project set a new benchmark for university lab facilities by implementing integrated standard operating procedures, green laboratory practice, multi-level red-yellow-green lab operating modes and industry leading heat recovery technology to achieve a 65% reduction in operating costs and a LEED Gold level of sustainability.  The performance of this building was realized through the implementation of Best Practice and Fundamental Commissioning at the facility. 

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Project Highlights

  • Redundant Air Handling Units with high-efficiency Semco Total Energy Recovery wheels

  • High Efficiency condensing boiler plant with incorporated electric boiler option

  • Chiller plant

  • Distributed heat pump system

  • Phoenix valve supply/exhaust system for laboratories

  • Emergency Power System including diesel fuel transfer

  • Lighting Control Systems

  • Vivarium systems (including dedicated air handling system, water-to-water heat pumps and fluid cooler)

  • Roof top Greenhouse systems

  • Acid waste drainage systems

  • Reverse osmosis water systems

  • Auxiliary systems (unit heaters, force flows, etc.)