This 17,800 square metre design-build project for the Department of National Defense houses the Navy’s new Chiefs’, Petty Officers’ and Officers’ Facility at CFB Halifax. The project placed a significant emphasis on Sustainable Development and included extensive renovations with a new, 158 room residential tower that not only delivers basic needs (quiet rooms with storage) but promotes a feeling of comfort and well-being.
“By designing for CFB Halifax, we were given the chance to create a space that would engender a sense of naval tradition, pride and dignity.”
The design incorporated environmentally friendly materials with low VOC emissions and a high proportion of recycled content, with an emphasis on air quality, energy conservation and environmental controls—elements that give the building flexibility in reacting to variable demand. The new facility achieved CBIP energy efficiency status, with 34% energy savings relative to MNECB.