The Mountain Equipment Co-op Montreal store is the first retail building in Quebec to comply with Natural Resources Canada s C2000 Green Building Standard. The project team used an integrated design process in designing the 4 180 m2 building to meet strict environmental objectives. The building structure is concrete and steel. The thermal mass properties of concrete made it an excellent material to use in the building s radiant heating and cooling strategies. Concrete was also appealing as a durable material that could be left exposed. The goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions was achieved to a large extent through the use of EcoSmart concrete. The concrete used in the project was a 27% slag SCM mix based on Lafarge s ternary composite cement Tercem 3000.
Presentation Author: Vouli Mamfredis