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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Kazakhstan’s Pavilion at the Milano Expo Shines With Alucobond NaturAL Reflect

Milano Expo 2015, Kazakhstan Kazakh Pavilion, Alucobond NaturAL Reflect (more…)


Energy Company Headquarters Becomes First LEED Platinum Office Building In Canada

Manitoba Hydro, Smith Carter Architects, KPMB, Winnipeg, Thermal Systems, LEED Platinum, Alucobond, Gerry Kopelow

Project Name: Manitoba Hydro Headquarters
Project Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alucobond Materials: 32,500 sq. ft. Alucobond® ACM
Architect: Smith Carter Architects and Engineers and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Fabricator: Thermal Systems
Photography: Gerry Kopelow
Manitoba Hydro is the fourth largest energy utility company in Canada. Producing nearly all of its energy from self-renewing waterpower, the company offers some of the lowest electricity rates in the world. The Manitoba Hydro headquarters enabled the merging of the companies 15 different locations to accommodate the 1,650 employees on 21 floors. The headquarters is one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world, showcasing the importance of healthy building. The project was designed with five distinct goals: healthy and productive workspace, energy efficiency, sustainability, signature architecture and a positive urban impact on Downtown Winnipeg. (more…)