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Interior concrete, wood, and glass

Rain garden courtyard and bike shelter

Wind tower The naturally vented building design relies on 57 trickle vents close-connected to the radiant flooring hydronic heating and cooling system to keep the occupants thermally comfortable and the overall energy consumption low. The facility achieves a 54% reduction in design energy costs compared to conventional standards. BACnet® integration of the HVAC, lighting, and security systems allow occupied comfort settings to be enabled, maximizing energy savings. Individual control of temperature, light, exterior sunshades, and occupancy is provided via LAN or wireless mobile device access using the myControl app. In addition to the facility’s energy-saving capabilities, Reliable Controls also focuses on social responsibility, with a positive impact on occupants’ health, happiness, and community well-being. In this regard, the company promotes sustainable transportation with a carpooling program, a secured courtyard with bicycle racks, and shower facilities. The measurement, verification, and controllability of the mechanical and electrical systems are a critical aspect in the design and operation of any sustainable building. As a manufacturer of Internet-connected, green building controls, Reliable Controls is uniquely positioned and ideally suited to deliver

PROJECT TEAM Owner Reliable Controls Prime Consultant Integral Group (Cobalt Engineering) Architectural D’ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism LEED Consultant Integral Group (Cobalt Engineering) Interior Designer Ariane Phillips Structural Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers Mechanical Integral Group (Cobalt Engineering) Electrical Integral Group (Cobalt Engineering) Civil Associated Engineering Landscape Architecture Murdoch de Greeff, Inc. Energy Engineering Avalon Energy Management Commissioning Agent Avalon Energy Management Construction Manager Campbell Construction Ltd. Controls Houle Electric Other Ryzuk Geotechnical

long-term solutions to these important sustainability requirements. The Reliable Controls HQ Annex is a demonstration of the company’s collective commitment to sustainability and resilience, and effectively demonstrates leadership and a lasting benefit to the community.


Harvesting Rainwater

Green Roof Hallowell Rd Curbside Bioswale


Potable Water Efficiency



Courtyard Water Feature

Outlook Place Bioswale

Hallowell Road Rain Garden

sabMag - SPRING 2014