Gallery: 6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings int...

 
Situated within a former five-story industrial factory in Montreal, Canada, 780 Brewster has been transformed into a modern LEED Silver certified multi-tenant office building. It was completed back in 2007 when the renovation upgraded the brick and timber building with larger windows to bring in more daylight. New energy-efficient mechanical systems and 75% of the building's original structure was retained and the building now serves as the home of the city’s Southwest Borough Hall and Lemay Associés, the architectural firm responsible for the renovation.

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  1. CM_KKM September 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Amazing, well done!

  2. clinttolliver May 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    polished concrete installed by concrete solutions USA is far the best type of Leed certified flooring for industrial warehouses

  3. r_krebs April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Helen Morgan, thanks for covering these 6 interesting projects. These are great examples of re-purposing existing buildings; we would be interested in knowing how energy efficient these buildings are over time. Creating an efficient building envelope reduces resources used to heat and cool a building over its entire life. This can lower the environmental impact throughout the entire life of the building. See http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org/Main-Menu/Design-Elements for studies on how specific building elements can reduce energy usage.

    Rob Krebs
    American Chemistry Council
    http://www.facebook.com/greenbuildingsolutions

  4. kheinbo April 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The Plant in Chicago (old meatpacking plant) -http://www.plantchicago.com/ – and the City Museum in St. Louis (old shoe factory) – http://citymuseum.org/site/ – are other great examples.

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