20 Aug Calgary Water Centre
Dominion Construction Calgary – 15000 square feet of polished concrete
In 2003, Calgary introduced a sustainable building policy which means all public buildings — either new or renovated — must be constructed to meet or exceed LEED’s silver environmental standards rating. Platinum is the highest rating.
The Water Centre — a 183,000 square-foot, four-storey building to house 400 office staff and facilities for another 400 outside workers — features 100 per cent day lighting, 59 per cent reduction in water use, 58 per cent saving in annual energy consumption resulting in annual savings of approximately $108,000.
Polished concrete was a must for the City Of Calgary. Not only did they want the esthetic aspects of polished concrete the other benefits are low maintenance cost and light reflection.