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Proceedings of eSim 2020: 11th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Net-Zero Carbon Study for the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project

Michael Michalak, Knapp Daniel, Brett Kerrigan, Selena McRae, Clement Guenard, Martin Sing

Abstract: The Centre Block Rehabilitation Net-Zero Carbon Feasibility Study Michael Michalak, Daniel Knapp, Brett Kerrigan, Selena McCrae, Clément Guénard, Adrian Soble, Briana Kemery, Martin Sing WSP as part of the CENTRUS Joint Venture, Ottawa, Canada emissions (GHG) of the PSPC building portfolio. The methodology outlined in this guideline states that the Centre Block, perhaps Canada’s most iconic national landmark, was built between 1916 and 1927. It has remarkable heritage value to the country and the rehabilitation of the building is a massive multidisciplinary project expected to take 10 years. Sustainability, along with Heritage and Security, has been identified as one of the top three priorities for the project. This paper presents the methods and results of a preliminary net-zero carbon feasibility study completed for the project. Energy efficiency measures were developed by the project team and combined into design packages with the goal of reducing GHG emissions as much as possible as per the Federal Government’s Greening the Government strategy. Challenges, such as meeting the heritage and security requirements for the high-profile building, are discussed. The results indicate that a net-zero carbon design based on energy efficiency, recovery of waste heat, and on-site renewable energy is possible.