Daylight floods Manitoba Hydro Place

The project: Manitoba Hydro's signature office building in Winnipeg, Manitoba Hydro Place, meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, allows ample natural daylighting to promote worker productivity, and reduces the reliance on artificial lighting systems.

The players: Design architect, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects; architect of record, Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc.; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glazing contractor, Ferguson-Neudorf Glass Inc.

The glass: Insulating, low-emissivity glass with VE-85 coating on Starphire; insulating, with low-E VE-85 coating on Starphire with custom silk screen.