Yichao Chen, Building Energy Consultant, and Kalum Galle, Senior Sustainability Specialist, will be jointly presenting Endurance of Good Design: A LEED Building after 10 Years at this year’s BUILDEX Calgary Conference. Their presentation will take place on Thursday, November 10th from 12 pm to 1 pm in Palomino D.
As one of the early LEED certified projects undertaken by the City of Calgary under the then newly implemented Sustainable Building Policy, the Crowfoot Library appears to have withstood the test of time.
After 15 years of continuous use, the library was the recipient of an extensive energy audit and facility condition assessment undertaken by Morrison Hershfield. Initially designed with the use of natural day lighting in mind, the building was performing 30% better than then 2004 ASHRAE standard at the time of design. With system upgrades over the operational years and various retrofits to satisfy user-group demands, this building still performs better than its non-LEED certified peers.
This presentation will break down the energy uses, analyze performance characteristics, and discuss past and future energy efficiency measures. Presenters will benchmark these results against similar building types to gain a better regional understanding of how LEED Certified buildings perform over time, highlighting what needs to be done to keep the initial capital investment effective over time.