With $214 billion in assets as at January 31, 2015, National Bank is the sixth largest bank in importance in Canada and the lead banking institution in the province of Quebec. National Bank has branches in almost every Canadian province and through its representative offices, subsidiaries and alliances; it is present in the United States, Europe and around the world. In its new location at the corner of King West and Jacques-Cartier in Sherbrooke, the new Flag Ship occupies 15,000 sq. ft. on two floors and includes a 5000 sq. ft. branch and 10 000 sq. feet of office space for the National Bank Financial as well as services for regional companies.
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement’s mandate consisted of providing a full traditional architectural service; hiring and coordination of engineers and consultants, production of plans and specifications; call for tenders; site supervision; contract administration; project management and LEED certification. The design had to meet the “normalized” criteria of the National Bank within a tight budget and schedule. The design development and construction sequence had to meet the requirements for LEED-CI Gold certification.
LEED SCORE CARD - GOLD Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Design Total
5/7 1/2 9/12 6/14 10/17 2/5 33/57
sabMag - SPRING 2015