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Industrial, Commercial | Prairies

Manitoba Hydro Service Centres

Ashern & Neepawa, Manitoba

The Manitoba Hydro regional service centres in Ashern and Neepawa, Manitoba each include a vehicle garage with associated workshops and storage, offices, meeting rooms, kitchen, field crew ready room, and support space including washrooms and a locker room. All service functions are consolidated and consist of customer service, local area administration, and field services. These facilities are prototypes for Manitoba Hydro’s future regional service centres.

Sustainability, in particular energy efficiency, was a priority. The buildings were designed with a high performance envelope to reduce energy loss and passive systems, such as natural ventilation, thermal mass and daylighting to reduce the need for active mechanical and electrical systems. South facing winter gardens capture solar heat to preheat fresh air. Active mechanical systems include ground source heat pumps as the primary source of heating and cooling with a combination of radiant floor slab and under floor air distribution utilizing an access floor system for delivery. The access floor also contains all power and data systems. The buildings have been designed to allow for future expansion.