Sustainable development is an integral part of our practice; read more on how AM-TECH achieved full LEED certification in a complete electrical renovation of an occupied, high security building – The House of Commons.
The House of Commons Confederation building hosts hundreds of MPs, political figures and visitors each day. It is part of a complex at the centre of Canada’s government and it is a beautiful heritage building, bringing in thousands of tourists from across Canada every year. AM-TECH upgraded motor control to the heating plant and installed power to new motors, pumps and drives to prepare for ESAP (Energy Services Acquisition Program) rollout – a program created to ensure the historic buildings of Ottawa improve safety, reduce emissions and save costs. AM-TECH phased construction throughout the building to avoid disrupting crucial processes such as maintaining chilled water during cooling system upgrades and providing cooling to IT and electrical rooms through temporary temperature controls to keep the building network in operation.
This project was completed in a variety of environments including offices, kitchens, mechanical rooms and security offices during after hours to minimize the impact on the building occupants and the public. AM-TECH also worked closely with the building manager to coordinate construction and provided cost savings during the receptacle rewiring and worked with each client to provide several options, in a menu format, to solve their individual power needs.