We are pleased to see one of our projects from our technology and research portfolio published in Archello.
Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) engaged Parkin to design a new research laboratory building to house the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Sciences. The new two-storey research building contains aquatic research labs and hydrogeology research labs on the main floor, and molecular chemistry and biogeochemistry labs on the second floor. Also, on the second floor, are dry labs, imaging labs, and student study spaces. Although the university chose not to pursue LEED certification, the design utilizes many sustainable design features: the walls are insulated with soya-based spray foam insulation; the building contains a complex, computer-controlled, water conditioning system for the aquatics facility which is highly energy efficient using bio-filtration and recirculation to minimize water usage; and lighting in the building consists of dimmable fixtures controlled by daylight sensors that ensure ambient light levels are kept at a pre-determined level.
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