Mechanical Design

Energy Modelling

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Polycorp is an established developer and builder based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Polycorp’s reputation is built around quality construction and efficient building design.

Equilibrium Engineering was contracted by Polycorp to design and model the performance of the building’s mechanical systems for their latest project, Q Lofts. The concept of the Q Loft building was to create an ultra low consumption building in the heart of Halifax’s North End. Through collaboration with the Polycorp, and Michael Napier Architecture teams Equilibrium helped develop and integrated central HVAC system to provide heating, cooling and ventilation.

Results from the energy model indicate that the unique design of the Q Lofts mechanical systems will consume less than 50% of the energy of a similar a building constructed to the Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (MNECB 1997).

“We are really excited about the design for our new Q Lofts condominium project in Halifax. Equilibrium Engineering came highly recommended, and we have not been disappointed. In an iterative process, Equilibrium has provided key analysis of many aspects of design and construction that would not normally be quantified during the design process. This process will allow us to deliver the best combination of energy efficient design at the most reasonable cost for the project. Working with Equilibrium will enable us to deliver on our promises to our customers and the environment.”

~Peter Polley, Founder and President