The City of Varennes wanted to give residents a new, modern, and welcoming library that promoted access to information and culture. Stantec designed this unique, energy-efficient building with high-performance electromechanical systems to achieve a net-zero library – meaning it produces the same amount of energy as it consumes. The Varennes library serves as a model for sustainable design and is the first net-zero institutional building in Canada. The library’s attendance has doubled since opening in December 2014.
Canadian Consulting Engineer article