By Ted McIntyre

Enbridge Gas for: Canadian Canoe Museum – Peterborough

Savings By Design

2019 Innovation Award Winner is Enbridge for the Canadian Canoe Museum

2019 Innovation Award Winner is Enbridge for the Canadian Canoe Museum




Boasting award-winning architecture, the new 91,493 SF home for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough will boast 21st-century sustainability, thanks to Enbridge’s Savings by Design program. The program provides access to industry experts and performance incentives for constructing buildings that surpass the requirements of the Ontario Building Code. Key to the program is the full-day Integrated Design Process (IDP) workshop, where Enbridge offers free access to a team of multidisciplinary experts to help builders determine the optimal mix of design elements and technologies to maximize energy and environmental performance.

About the Building – the 2019 Innovation Award Winner

The new Canadian Canoe Museum will be a destination tourism attraction for the Peterborough area. Approximately 85,000 square feet in area, it was built especially for the collection. The site is adjacent to the lift lock for a unique, multi-media experience. It’s expected to be an important academic venue with facilities that will allow school-age children to learn more about this important part of our heritage.

The design of the building is about 40% more energy efficient than a comparable design that meets current building codes and standards. Among the many energy-saving features is a green roof that will support plantings and grasses for year round insulation from the elements. More than 60% of the wall area is below grade which moderates the temperature of the interior by using earth mass. All of the HVAC components feature the latest technologies to save energy. Thanks to Enbridge for making this green building available to all Canadians and contratulations on being named the 2019 Innovation Award Winner.

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