Mountain Equipment Co‑op Headquarters

Location: British Columbia

Building ControlsBuilding ServicesElectricalEnergy SolutionsMechanical

Project Highlights:

Mountain Equipment Co-op wanted its Vancouver head office to reflect the company’s innovative spirit and commitment to environmental sustainability. Our team helped meet those goals with energy- and resource-efficient systems that  reduced energy intensity by 68% and lowered potable water consumption by 60%.*

Modern Niagara’s work also contributed to the building’s LEED Platinum certification, thanks to features including:

  • A high-efficiency mechanical system
  • Geothermal wells with ground-source heat pumps
  • Systems to generate heat and chilled water during off-peak hours and store it in thermal tanks for use the next day
  • Three large wind/ventilation towers for free-cooling and -heating
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures, waterless urinals, rainwater harvesting and other water-conservation features

*Compared to the Model National Energy Building Code (MNEBC) reference building.