Retrofitting A Building – Integrated PV System: An Ottawa Example

Seizing the opportunity to renew the exterior cladding of the south-facing portion of an existing five-storey building in Ottawa, Architecture 49 / Len Ward – Architecture (joint venture) chose to retrofit the building in question with a photovoltaic system that would also perform as an open rain screen cladding system. While the final completion of the installation has been delayed due to material availability issues, this seminar will briefly review the design of the system, as well technical and tendering challenges. A future seminar may provide an update of the project once the installation is completed.

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Len Ward  OAA

Len Ward is an Architect practicing in Ottawa for 35 years, including 15 years as principle of Len Ward – Architecture Inc.  He is presently involved in two joint venture projects with Architecture 49, including the project being discussed in this seminar.   He has extensive experience in the design of secure facilities, with interests in sustainable design, and interventions involving buildings of heritage significance.