Waterloo Regional Police Investigative Services Building: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
This Canadian police facility demonstrates how innovative sustainable design can significantly reduce energy use and costs while incorporating the security and design requirements of a crime laboratory. During the first year of energy monitoring, it used 52% less energy than a baseline building and received an ENERGY STAR score of 89. The building features a dual duct HVAC system served by two separate air handlers so ventilation can be controlled independently from temperature. Operable clerestory skylight windows provide natural venting and natural light. In addition to the HEPA filtration for the laboratories and MERV 11 filtration elsewhere, good indoor air quality is maintained by ultraviolet air sterilizers in all air handlers.