MONTREAL — The Societe de developpement Angus has announced that the development plan for Montreal’s Technopole Angus mixed-use project has obtained LEED v4 Platinum certification for sustainable neighbourhood design.
The urban renewal project was designed by Provencher_Roy in collaboration with NIP Paysage, Vinci Consultants and Pageau Morel associes as part of an integrated design process begun in 2012, said a recent release.
The 37,000-square-metre neighbourhood is being developed as a hub of innovation and sustainability on a brownfield site on the Island of Montreal at an estimated total cost $250 million.
The project will include:
- 360 residential units, 80 per cent of which will be social and affordable housing
- 45,000 square metres of office space with potential employment for 1,500 workers
- 3,000 square metres of commercial space
- an elementary school and two new public daycare centres
- 550 underground parking spaces
- public spaces such as a pedestrian street, urban maple forest, public squares and greenbelts.
Sustainability features include an energy loop targeted to be 40 per cent more efficient than the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and a collection system that reuses 95 per cent of rainwater.
Traffic within the site is free of automobiles and fully pedestrianized, noted the release.