Environmental Design: LEED

At Cairnview Mechanical, we’ve been involved with a number of “LEED” (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designated building projects, the most recent of which are described in this post.

947 Fort St

947 Fort St
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Once the site to an outdated low-rise office structure called the “Clock tower Building” “The Clock Tower” broken clock and all, was a Fort Street fixture on “Antique Row” until it was leveled in February of 2009 to make way for a new energy efficient LEED gold office building.
This building incorporated “Multistack” staged chiller, combined with water loop source heat pumps and a fully automatic energy management system of direct digital controls for maximum efficiency for “building environments”.

Butchart Garden Carousel

Butchart Gardens Carousel LEED
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Butchart Gardens Carousel LEED 3
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Butchart Gardens Carousel LEED 6

More images, please visit HCMA (Hughes Condon Marler Architects)

This innovative environmentally responsible building constructed on the grounds of the world famous Butchart gardens is the protector of the only traditional carousel on Vancouver Island. The building also has facilities to cater to small groups for parties.
Energy management DDC (direct digital control) maintains a tempered interior climate generated by a water source heat pump that utilizes the property’s main irrigation grid as it’s “geothermal” exchange medium, to modulate temperature through a zoned system of in floor radiant loops and fan coil air distribution.
This system provides a stable indoor environment which helps protect the buildings exquisite exposed wooden structure of glue laminated beams blue stain pine ceilings and of course the centre piece which is the Rose Carousel, crafted by Brass Ring Entertainment of Sun Valley, California. Cairnview is proud to have worked with The Butchart Gardens who take “being green” to whole different level!

Camus Supportive Housing – 920 Humboldt St.

Camus Supportive Housing
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This Supportive-housing complex features among other environmental features, a solar hot water generation utilizing plate and frame collection panels, which generate most of the buildings potable hot water needs.

High efficiency condensing boilers that modulate to maintain a consistent building climate for the occupants of Camas Gardens improving the quality of he lives of people in Victoria who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing 44 new apartments of supportive housing.
Cairnview is proud of its contributions to the comfort of buildings that support our region’s at risk citizens. We’ve performed work for The Victoria Housing Society, BC Housing, Cool-aid society, and donated human resources and materials on a number of Habitat for Humanity projects in the capital region.

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Angus MacphersonAngus opened the doors to Cairnview Mechanical on April 1, 2000 after working for a number of years for other local companies. Angus chose to start up his own business because he wanted to make a difference in his community. Read Angus' Full BioView all posts by Angus Macpherson →

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