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Commercial Case Studies

COMMERCIAL CASE STUDIES

THE FOGO ISLAND INN, Newfoundland

A UNIQUE WINDOW SOLUTION FOR A UNIQUE LOCATION

If ever there was a need for a superior insulating glass, this is it. The raw beauty of Fogo Island is accompanied by some pretty raw winds and weather.

ECO GLASS / HM was the perfect solution.

The Fogo Island Inn is scheduled to open in spring 2013. It is intended to become one of the world¡¯s great rural inns and will be a showcase for local culture as well as being an economic engine for the islands. All of the surpluses from the Fogo Island Inn belong to the Community. The Inn is also intended to be a focal point for social life on the island. In addition to its 29 guest rooms, the Inn will house a gallery, a heritage library named for Dr Leslie Harris, and in partnership with the National Film Board, Canada¡¯s first English language e-cinema.

The Fogo Island Inn is designed by Gander native Todd Saunders who has been named one of the world¡¯s top architects under 40. Jim Case of Sheppard Case Architects based in St. John¡¯s, is the managing architect on the project. In addition, a Fogo Island based team of architects and other professionals are dedicated to bringing the Inn to life. The Inn is being built by local carpenters who are bringing their traditional talents and local building techniques to bear on this very contemporary wooden structure.


ENWAVE THEATRE, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

A WORLD-FIRST IN GLASS ENVELOPE TECHNOLOGY THAT SAVES ENERGY AND MAKES IT.

The Enwave Theatre at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre combines the high R-Value properties of ECO GLASS / HM with innovative use of Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology.

From a 1926 ice house to a 416-seat threatre, the Enwave Theatre is a unique blend of technology and art. The three-story glass envelope on the north, east and west sides of the facility provides acoustic insulation as well as energy savings. Art depicting the history of Lake Ontario is embedded in the glass.

Innovative thinking by Toronto Harbourfront Centre and Internat Energy Solutions and the artistic vision of Canadian artist, Sarah Hall led to a remarkable blending of art and science to create energy and save energy in a truly unique project.

Toronto Focus magazine says, "This retrofit is generating a significant reduction in the building's energy consumption, carbon production and cost of operation. In addition, the extreme heat gains and thrermal transfer that were characteristic of the envelope's performance have been dramically reduced. The transformation of the Enwave Theatre provides a stunning example of how technology, a commitment to environmental sustainability and artistic creativity can be beautifully matched."


EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS, Toronto

A COMPLETE ENVIRONMENTAL PACKAGE

ECO GLASS / HM was a natural selection for a project devoted to showcasing how building solutions can incorporate a range of technologies to achieve energy efficiency.

The entire project included walls, roof, windows, frame & floors, cladding and screening as well as heating and cooling systems.

The building envelope at Evergreen Brick Works¡ªits walls, insulation, facade and windows¡ªis airtight, highly insulated and built to last, resulting in 34% annual energy savings and a 14-tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.

ECO GLASS / HM

All windows are double-glazed, with a layer of Heat Mirror, a transparent film which reflects radiated heat, suspended between the panes. Combined, these provide an insulation value of R-8, compared to R-3 or lower in a typical condominium building.


ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS, Toronto

A LOGICAL CHOICE

The Ontario Association of Architects knows the value of ECO GLASS / HM. They incorporated ECO GLASS / HM for good reasons - energy savings as well as comfort.