Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg, one of the planet’s greenest office towers

The 23 story headquarters of Manitoba Hydro in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Considered one of the worlds most environmentally friendly office towers.   Technologies employed include;  geothermal heating, radiant cooling, windows that open and a solar chimney to improve air circulation.  The building is highly automated and reportedly uses 60 percent less energy than a conventional building of similar size.  All this in the climate extremes of Winnipeg, which has very wide seasonal temperature fluctuations.


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