Northwest Community College
This LEED Gold targeted project offers the Northwest Community College a significant addition to the campus in terms of capacity and functionality. With a renovation to the 7,760 sq.ft. existing building and a new addition of 20,020 sq.ft., the capacity of the college is nearly tripled.
The new campus has a large gathering area, expanded learning facilities and improved video conferencing and distance education capabilities. This includes additional classroom space, wet and dry science labs, a multi-purpose shop for trades programs, expanded library, a computer lab and one flexible-use lab. The building is flooded with natural light and heated with a ground source heat pump and condensing boilers for back up. Other sustainable features include natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting and a solar water heating system. The new building can expect an approximate 50 percent reduction in energy use over a facility designed to the current Canadian Energy Code. This translates into a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.