Progress in Calgary at MacKimmie-Tower

Renovation of University‘s MacKimmie Tower nears completion
As part of the Canada Green Building Council's Net Zero Carbon pilot, a 12-story administration tower and an adjacent academic block of student spaces are undergoing major redevelopment.
The first major project milestone, the renovation of the Tower – now grown to a total of 15 floors – is almost completed with full occupancy expected in early 2020. The fully glazed operable double wall façade is closed around the entire building now. Commissioning is underway to test the natural conditioning concept of the façade as well as the HVAC systems inside the building. Starting off building operation in harsh Calgary midwinter already allows a glimpse at the exceptional passive performance of the building where now a high-performance envelope wraps around the original structure. The adjacent extension is expected to be finished in 2022.
Photo: Courtesy DIALOG