The Greenstone Government of Canada Building is the very first LEED® Gold project in the Arctic, delivering sustainability and beauty amidst harsh climatic challenges.
Home to 200 federal employees, the facility consolidates 15 departments previously scattered across the city. The Greenstone offers staff comfort and amenities, including a delightful south-facing courtyard.
Designed to bring a little bit of nature indoors even through the long winter, a large curtain wall allows daylight to pour into the central atrium. This curtain wall holds an innovative secret; it contains photovoltaic panels that formed the largest of its kind in Canada (and second largest in the world!) at the time of the building’s opening.
Scope: New Construction
Size (m2): 7,300
Awards: Consulting Engineers of Alberta – Award of Merit (2006), Athena Institute – Brilliant Building Award (2007), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada – Innovation in Architecture Award of Excellence (2007)
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories