Adamson Associates Architects
Thunder Bay, ON
Thunder bay Consolidated Courthouse
The new Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse is located right in the heart of downtown Thunder Bay. The courthouse is able to improve justice services by consolidating both the Superior Court Justice and Ontario Court of Justice into one facility. The new seven-storey building includes space to accommodate 15 courtrooms, including a Multiple Accused High Security courtroom, and four conference/settlement suites.
The building also boasts a glazed atrium that will bring natural light deep into the building and a commitment to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standard.
To achieve the LEED energy efficiency goal, efficient equipment and systems were used in the design and include the following:
- High efficiency boilers
- Variable sped drives on pumps, fans, chillers and cooling towers
- Water side economizers
- ECM motors
- Efficient pump and fan selections
In addition, efficient control schemes were implemented including temperature and pressure reset, optimum start/stop, and demand based ventilation.
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1130 Morrison Drive, Suite 260, Ottawa, ON