Posted on 18 Jan 2018
It is rare to encounter the opportunity to create a NetZero carbon building. Despite the ambitious nature of this goal, the Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles School Board is pushing the boundaries of Green design, and L’OEUF is helping them do it as their sustainability consultant. Soon to be inhabited by over 300 students, l’école Curé-Paquin uses many proven building strategies, such as geothermal energy, natural ventilations and photovoltaic panels. The building is a comfortable learning environment built from 2800 m2 of locally sourced wood, reaching a target of less than 0.20 GJ/m2y in energy intensity. In September 2017, the school was selected as one of the first NetZero carbon building in Canada by the CaGBC creating a shift, not only in the way that schools are designed, but also how the Integrated Design Process can be used to its full potential.