Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is one of the most respected art institutions in the world, and is renowned for the exceptional quality of its collections. The building that houses the National Gallery is a unique and impressive structure of glass and granite. Bathed in light, it features a cloistered garden courtyard, a glass-bottomed pool and a reconstructed 19th-century chapel. The enormous energy costs resulting from the building design and the constraints of humidity and temperature required for the conservation of artifacts represent a significant portion of the museum’s annual budget.
Energy Efficiency Measures
Reconfiguration of heating systems
Replacement and modification of ventilating systems
Optimization of control set points and sequences
Modification of the humidity control process
The project saved 54% on the building’s energy bills, in addition to prevent approximately 5000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from being released into the atmosphere every year.
For us, to stabilize humidity is extremely important in order to protect the pieces of art, FNX-Enerpro succeeded in stabilizing our environment and meeting all of our requirements. The art of simplifying things!
– Paul Corriveau
National Gallery of Canada