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Fondaction Building

This was the first contemporary office building of this type in North America. Standing 22.2 metres high and divided into nine levels (six above ground and three below), the building covers a total area of 5,800 square metres.

The aboveground structure is made of glue-laminated beams and columns (wood and reinforced concrete were used for the underground structures).

In terms of performance, drinking water consumption declined by 40% in comparison with the requirements of LEED-certified plumbing fixtures. In addition, the building’s energy consumption is 38% lower than the Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (MNECB).

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Photos : Louise Leblanc