Energy Infrastructure first of its kind for Multi-Purpose Development in Atlantic Canada
Halifax, Nova Scotia – October 16, 2018 – The Armour Group Limited (The Armour Group) has invested in green energy infrastructure for the Queen’s Marque District. The technology will enable the complex to operate with a level of energy efficiency that is projected to be 50% better than buildings designed in the 1990s, saving approximately 4 Million Kw hours per year.
Through a District Energy Plant, the Queen’s Marque Development will benefit from passive heating and cooling using sea water and active chilled beam technology. This will mean tangible energy cost savings for both commercial and residential tenants, effectively removing reliance on conventional heating methods and fossil fuels while preserving an efficient and responsive system.
“We have used sea loop cooling at other projects along the waterfront with great success,” notes Armour Group CEO Scott Armour McCrea. “However, in the case of Queen’s Marque, we have invested in chilled beam technology and a District Energy Plant – which will enable us to provide energy efficient heating and cooling to an additional 500,000 square feet of downtown development over time.”
This is the first time technology of this nature has been deployed at a multi-use building in Atlantic Canada. The system was designed by local firm M&R Engineering Ltd., a continuation of Armour’s commitment to work with highly skilled partners in the local market.
Queen’s Marque is currently under construction on the Halifax waterfront and will represent an almost $200 million private investment into Nova Scotia by The Armour Group. The project is set to be complete in 2020.