Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba Hydro Place uses Uponor radiant heating to stay warm during Manitoba winters
Manitoba Hydro Place, the fourth-largest government-owned electric and natural gas utility in Canada, is located in one of the most challenging cities for extreme weather. Temperatures typically reach well below 0°F (-18°C) during the winter months. Yet the entire 18-floor building is being effectively and efficiently heated by renewable sources — the sun and geothermal wells, supplemented by hydroelectric power — all distributed throughout the facility by several different application methods, including an Uponor radiant heating and cooling system.
- 18-floor office building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Features Uponor radiant heating and cooling'
- Uses solar, geothermal and hydroelectric energy sources
- Predicted to use 65% less energy than similar buildings
- Awarded AIA's 2010 COTE Top Ten Green Project
- Expected to attain LEED® Platinum certification
- Wirsbo hePEX™ Tubing
- TruFLOW™ Manifolds
Uponor hePEX helps the building use 65% less energy than similar buildings in the area
The building, which was completed in September 2009, is expected to use 65% less energy compared to similar buildings in the area. Based on simulation, the annual energy use of the building is predicted to be around 29 kBtu/ft2 (330MJ/m2), which is a 65% reduction from the base case. Additionally, the annual carbon footprint is predicted to be 1.1 lbs. CO2/ft2 (5.4 kg CO2/m2).
Stora Enso’s Imatra mill, located in southeast Finland, annually produces one million tonnes of packaging paper and board. The Imatra mill’s two production units produce raw materials for cartons, in which juice and milk are packaged. Board is also used to produce paper cups, as well as cigarette and candy packages. Board for the graphics industry is used to produce cards, covers and luxury packages.
The process water required in the manufacture of board and paper has thus far run through concrete channels to the treatment process facility, after which the water has been discharged into Lake Saimaa. The hot water that contains chemicals has worn down and eroded the concrete structures so much that a new solution had to be found for transporting the process water.
The project was assigned to Efora, an enterprise jointly owned by Stora Enso and ABB. The company specialises in providing the industry with maintenance and other services that secure smooth running and uninterrupted operations at mills.
In February 2015, an industrial plant was erected by M.H.M Ltd. with the application of 960 m2 Uponor industrial floor-heating.
Würth Logistics Centre: an exclusive build-to-suit project incorporating renewable energy sources
With this in mind, the Centru de Agrement was developed on behalf of Braşov City Council. The new centre includes facilities for a wide range of activities, thereby enhancing the region’s attractiveness to locals and tourists.