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).
This new recreational centre, to be completed in 2016, is located in Poiana Braşov, a popular Romanian ski and mountain resort, and an important tourist centre for Romanian and international visitors. Many tourists choose Poiana Braşov as a holiday destination because of its beauty and the fresh mountain air. However, many would also welcome a broader range of leisure activities in the area.