Tridium controls Manitoba Hydro Place building

  • March 28, 2011
  • Tridium
  • Case Study

March 28, 2011 - Tridium is helping Manitoba Hydro; the primary energy utility for Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, operate a world class model of energy efficiency and sustainability in an area known for its extreme climate with the NiagaraAX Framework. Serving 532,000 electric customers throughout Manitoba and 274,000 natural gas customers in various communities throughout southern Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro completed a new corporate headquarters in 2009, encompassing a 22-story office tower with over 700,000 square feet of public, retail and commercial office space. The owners wanted to construct a headquarters - Manitoba Hydro Place - that would serve as a world-class model of energy efficiency and sustainability, and at the same time, provide a healthy, productive and creative workplace for employees. Selected for its ability to integrate diverse building systems and equipment, Tridium's Niagara Framework is connecting multiple systems and equipment within Manitoba Hydro Place, to provide connectivity to the systems within the building such as temperature, ventilation, and energy - helping to create a building that is smarter, uses less energy, is more efficient, and has lower operating costs. "The BMS system at Manitoba Hydro Place has proven to be a valued tool with respect to building operations, equipment performance, and from an energy management perspective. The system installed has proven to be reliable and user friendly. From our experience the system communicates well with the end devices using various forms of communications protocol", said Darren Sachvie, Supervisor, Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba Hydro Place was named 2010 ENERGY STAR Participant of the Year by Natural Resources Canada - an award recognizing companies and organizations for their efforts encouraging Canadian consumers to purchase the most energy efficient product, technology, or service available on the market. The new headquarters is saving the company millions of dollars costs resulting from energy efficiencies, productivity improvements and other design features. Manitoba Hydro Place is one of the most energy-efficient large-scale office towers in the world and serves as a model for extreme climate design. "The design of the building is proof that an extremely energy efficient and sustainable building can also provide a healthy and productive workspace for its occupants, while also saving on operational and energy usage costs," said Marc Petock, vice president, global marketing and communications for Tridium. About Manitoba Hydro Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and the province's major energy utility. From their new location, Manitoba Hydro Place is able to export electricity to over 30 electric utilities through participation in Canadian wholesale markets and the mid-western United States; maintain a position of being among the lowest cost providers of domestic electricity rates in Canada, generating nearly all electricity from self-renewing water power from 14 hydroelectric generating stations, primarily on the Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Nelson rivers. They are the major distributor of natural gas in the province, delivering natural gas to nearly 100 communities in the province; and have capital assets-in-service exceeding $12 billion, making them one of the largest energy utilities in Canada. About Tridium Inc. Tridium is the global leader in open platforms, application software frameworks, automation infrastructure technology, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration solutions. Our technologies extend connectivity, integration and interoperability to the millions of devices deployed in the market today and empowers manufacturers to develop intelligent equipment systems and smart devices that enable collaboration and communication between the enterprise and edge assets. The company's Niagara Framework is the foundation that makes buildings work and perform better. Niagara integrates, centralizes, manages and controls today's diverse business systems such as temperature, humidity, ventilation, security and energy in any size building and environment. Niagara is creating better buildings---ones that are smarter, use less energy, are more efficient, have lower operating costs, are safer and contribute to a sustainable environment. Today, there are over 240,000 instances of the Niagara Framework operating in 45 countries.

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