Applied Research & Commercialization (AR&C) recently completed the installation of a data-monitoring system at the Cornerstone Life Lease Estates building in northeast Winnipeg. The milestone marks the beginning of a yearlong project that will assess the building’s energy performance, in hopes of reducing the building’s operating costs and limiting its environmental footprint.
Opened in 2010, “the Cornerstone” is a four-storey residential development that features a number of sustainable design solutions, including above-average insulation levels and 100 per cent geothermal space heating. AR&C, in partnership with Southern Comfort Mechanical Inc. and The Cornerstone Housing Corporation, will test the effectiveness of these systems, compare the results to projections, and make suggest improvements for the future.
AR&C’s Sustainable Infrastructure Technology Research Group (SITRG), an initiative with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), is supporting the project. For more information on how you can work with AR&C and SITRG to perform research in sustainable infrastructure, please visit the following link:
Photos from the installation are below: