The Jean Canfield Building is a four-storey, 17,500-square-metre facility that houses approximately 500 federal employees representing more than 10 federal departments and agencies. It is the first building in Atlantic Canada to receive LEED Gold Certification.
This state-of-the-art, Green Building is a showcase for many innovative environmental technologies, and uses natural light to reduce indoor lighting requirements, recycles rainwater to reduce water usage and has a reflective roof to reduce the amount of heat the building absorbs from the atmosphere.
The design and site preparation were guided by the three Government of Canada initiatives of sustainable development, connectivity and supportive work environments.
HGC Engineering undertook a full acoustical review of this “green and gold” building in order to identify alternative opportunities for acoustic treatments to suspended ceilings, due to constraints imposed by an advanced high- efficiency radiant cooling system.
Acoustical Engineering Services Included:
- Building Services Noise and Vibration control (HVAC Systems, Pumps, Compactors, Generators, etc)
- Acoustical Privacy Between Offices, Meeting Rooms
- Noise and Vibration Control of Amenity Spaces
- Vibration Monitoring During Construction
- Façade and Glazing Specification
- Shop Drawing Review
- Site Inspections
- Equipment Compliance Testing
- Occupant Noise Complaint Investigations