Norman Disney & Young, A Tetra Tech Company (NDY), undertook design of the base building services for the landmark Sewell’s Landing Residential Project whilst developing innovative sustainability initiatives on the project which reduce the energy consumed to heat the development.
Located at Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver, adjacent to a marina and a nearby terminal ferry, Sewell’s Landing is a residential waterfront development which consists of six residential buildings of heights ranging from four to thirteen levels constructed over four levels of basement car parking. The development incorporates a large public piazza with waterfront access. Also included is a boathouse and dock plus ground floor retail to the the residential buildings.
NDY worked with Westbank to develop their Creative Energy plan which provides space heating by utilizing an ocean loop. This initiative lead by Westbank promises to use geothermal energy using ocean water for heating and cooling creation, lowing the emissions produced by the development. Instead of the boilers on site, a huge percentage of heating will come from the geothermal equipment instead which will also deliver is a water-savings. The boathouse (an all-glass and all-glazing green house) required special treatment. It was heated however there was no way to cool the space using air conditioning, so the team designed it in a way to let the natural breeze ventilate the area.
The work performed by NDY also prevented contamination for the marine environment with innovative ways to maintain the system.