sustainable :: Swan Valley Credit Union

sustainability
LEED® Gold
126.7 kWh/M2/yr
6.3 Annual CO2 Emissions


location
913 Main St. E, Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

client
Swan Valley Credit Union

contractor
Penn-Co Construction Ltd.

consultant
S/ Crosier Kilgour & Partners
M/ Faraci Eng. Ltd.
E/ MCW/AGE


area
21,250 sf

cost
$6.3 Million

status
Completed 2008


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This 21,250 square foot 2-storey building houses the head offices and main branch for this regional credit union on a prominent Main Street corner in the Town of Swan River. Built on a reclaimed brownfield site and designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating, the building includes features such as radiant in-floor heating, passive cooling systems, a central atrium/light well to floor the interior with light, operable windows and locally produced materials such as OSB sheathing, glulam structural columns and beams, stone cladding and fibre cement panels.

The ground floor provides spaces for the local branch with teller services to the southwest and loans services to the northeast. A member’s lounge with a children’s play space is located to the south, and an independent insurance agency occupies a suite to the west. Upstairs are the corporate offices, staff training and support spaces, and a boardroom. The boardroom and staff lounge both have roof top outdoor decks facing south.

The credit union’s current facilities on the adjacent site were deconstructed, with at least 50-75% of the existing materials diverted from landfills and/or recycled. The area occupied by that building is landscaped with local plant species and occupied by a control flow parking area to restrict/delay storm water runoff.

This project, budgeted at $6.3 million was opened for completion May 2008 and was awarded LEED Gold designation.

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