Quebec funds green infrastructure projects in Montreal
By Jillian MorganGreen Construction
The Quebec government will provide $20.5 million in funding to the City of Montreal for green infrastructure projects in the Technopôle Angus green neighbourhood.
This contribution will help meet the total costs of green infrastructure, estimated at nearly $40 million, with the balance funded by Société du patrimoine Angus. Construction on the green neighbourhood begins in spring 2018.
At an estimated total cost of $250 million, the Technopôle Angus green neighbourhood will include:
- Public spaces and amenities such as a wide tree-lined pedestrian street, urban maple forest, public squares, and greenbelts
- 360 residential units
- 45,000 square metres of office space
- 3,000 square metres of commercial space
- An elementary school and two public daycares centres
- 550 underground parking spaces
The project is designed to achieve LEED-ND V4 PLATINUM certification. The project has already won the Canadian Urban Institute’s 2015 Grand Prize and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s 2016 National Urban Design Award.
Infrastructure highlight of the Technopôle Angus green neighbourhood include:
- A runoff management system designed to store and filter 95 per cent of rainwater over the course of a year – water that will not enter the municipal system – and reduce the consumption of drinkable water used in building facilities by 40 per cent.
- An energy loop shared between all planned buildings that recovers and transfers energy between users of heating and cooling systems, reducing building energy consumption by 40 per cent and emitting 26 per cent less greenhouse gas than a conventional project without heat exchange.
Another facet of infrastructure work is the environmentally friendly remediation of contaminated soils.
SOURCE: SOCIETE DE DEVELOPPMENT ANGUS