City of Regina Sustainability Highlights 2017

Here is a list of environmental sustainability objectives that the City of Regina has taken on since 2008, as well as a few upcoming projects. What do you think we should add to this list?

City Hall - Henry Baker Hall Renovations (2008)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Wireless network capability and 15” computer monitors allow for paperless committee meetings.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets, dual-flush toilets, and waterless urinal.
  • Low VOC (volatile organic compound) emitting products for wall, floor and seating finishes for improved indoor air quality.

 City Hall – 14th/15th Floor Renovations (2009)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets, dual-flush toilets, and waterless urinal.
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.

 Parks/Open Space and Facilities Management Services Administration Building (2009)

  • New 10,500 square foot office building.
  • Designed and built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design*) silver standard.
  • 40% more energy efficient than the Model National Energy Code (traditional facilities).
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and waterless urinal.
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • All building occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).

 New #4 Fire Station (2010)

  • New contemporary 11,000 square foot fire station.
  • Designed and constructed to LEED silver/gold standard
    • Received formal LEED gold certification (this facility is the first LEED certified facility for the City of Regina).
  • 50% more energy efficient than the Model National Energy Code (traditional facilities).
  • A solar panel hot water system provides 100% of the domestic hot water used by the facility in the summer and 50% in the winter.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and waterless urinals.
  • Landscaping is low maintenance and does not require irrigation.
  • All building occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.

Lawson Roof Replacement (2010)

  • A new metal roof was installed that provides an extended lifespan and reduced maintenance.
  • Roof and end wall insulation was increased resulting in reduced natural gas and electricity consumption.

City Hall – 14th/15th Floor North Side Renovations (2010)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and waterless urinal.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • All occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

City Hall – 2nd Floor Renovations (2013)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and waterless urinal.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • All occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

Building A – Renovations (2015)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and waterless urinals.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • All occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

City Hall – Elevator Modernization (2016)

  • Approximate 30% overall energy efficiency improvement due to the new elevator regenerative drives and energy efficient LED lighting.
  • Approximate 20% shorter travel times improving operating efficiency.

Landfill Gas to Energy Project (2016)

  • In 2014, City Council provided approval to proceed with the Landfill Gas to Energy project. The project consists of the design and construction of a gas to energy facility that will burn methane, a byproduct of the Fleet Street Landfill, and convert it into electricity. The facility generates power and it is then sold and sent to SaskPower through a connection to the SaskPower distribution grid. In addition to generating income for the City, the project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions for both the City and SaskPower.

Fire Headquarters Administration Building – Renovations (2016/2017)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and waterless urinal.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Low VOC (volatile organic compound) emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • All occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

Mâmawêyatitân Centre (2017)

  • Designed and constructed to LEED silver standard
    • LEED certification is in progress.
  • 50% more energy efficient than the Model National Energy Code (traditional facilities).
  • Energy efficient lighting throughout.
  • High efficient boilers with radiant in-floor heating and cooling.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets and toilets.
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • Landscaping is low maintenance and does not require irrigation.
  • All building occupants have access to direct sunlight.
  • Will be operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

City Hall – Main Floor Renovations (2017)

  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Low-flow water fixtures including faucets, toilets and a waterless urinal.
  • Upgraded front entrance doors and glazing to improve energy efficiency.
  • Operated environmentally friendly (i.e. cleaning, recycling, lighting, heating/cooling, waste management, etc.).
  • Low VOC emitting products for wall, floor and other interior finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • Open office environment for improved indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

Future Projects

Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility (2019 completion)

Waste Management Centre (2019 completion)

Parks/Facilities Yard Development (2019 completion)

The facilities associated with these projects will be designed and constructed to contemporary energy, environmental and sustainability standards to improve the working conditions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will result in the facilities meeting or exceeding the energy efficiency requirements of the Model National Energy Code for Buildings.  Not only will the facilities have a much smaller environmental footprint than the existing facilities, they will provide employees with a healthy and comfortable indoor working environment with lower operating costs for the life of the facility. The facilities will have high levels of insulation, high quality doors and windows, and efficient mechanical and electrical systems, including energy efficient lighting with occupancy sensors, low consumption plumbing fixtures, high efficiency HVAC and building management systems. The low consumption plumbing fixtures will reduce water consumption over 40% compared to a reference facility. Other construction initiatives will include diverting construction waste from the landfill and utilizing recycled and regionally sourced materials. Occupant health will be also be improved through the use of low emitting materials for adhesives, sealants, composite wood, paints and flooring. Access to natural light will enhance the work environment.