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Jean Canfield Government of Canada Building

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Location:
Charlottetown, PEI
Building Structure Type:
PWGSC / Federal / Office Building
Owner/Developer:
PWGSC
Architect:
HOK Canada in joint venture with Bergmark, Guimond, Hammarlund, Jones
Contractor:
Pomerleau
Number of Storeys:
4
Size:
186,260 sq. ft.
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The Jean Canfield Building is a Government of Canada office building located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is a four-storey office building with one level of underground parking on a brownfield site. A cast-in-place concrete flat plate structure with exposed columns and slab soffits was selected to help maximize daylight penetration and for ease of churn management. Recycled materials were used throughout the building and included fly ash, recycled rebar, recycled structural steel and recycled aggregate.  

The building was designed for loading above code minimum and to accommodate a single-storey addition to suit potential tenant requirements and growth. The project included many other sustainable features such as photovoltaic cells, fuel cell for emergency power, grey water storage, geothermal heating and cooling and an in-slab radiant piping system. The Government of Canada Building is the first building to achieve LEED® Gold certification in Atlantic Canada.