LEED Silver Certified
The Agrinova Research Centre in Alma, Quebec is a modern and visually impressive building, comprised of offices, meeting rooms, laboratories, common areas and storage spaces. Designed with a high level of innovation and a minimal environmental footprint, its outstanding feature is that it is LEED Silver certified.
One of the more impressive innovations is the presence of a green roof and an two-level interior wall made of green plants. The green roof is in place, among other reasons, to regulate the temperature of the building. There is a centralized system for lighting control, which automatically adjusts the indoor lighting level dependant on the amount of outside natural light entering the building. This adds to the users’ visual comfort — while saving energy intelligently.
Features and Innovations:
- CO2 sensor
- LED lighting and the optimization of natural lighting (light detectors)
- Materials were chosen to reduce the environmental footprint
- Energy economies and modernizing systems
- Recovery and re-ue of already-existing equipment