Husky announces new energy efficient office building for Lloydminster
LLOYDMINSTER, SK — Husky Energy Inc. announced yesterday it will construct an energy efficient office building adjacent to its existing main office building in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan to serve its expanding regional operations.
"The Lloydminster Office Building reflects Husky's commitment to the community and reinforces the importance of Husky's operations in this region," John C.S. Lau, Husky President and CEO said. "Husky is building an environmentally friendly facility that will utilize energy-efficient technologies and practices."
"The City of Lloydminster is pleased with Husky's announcement. The City has a long history of working in partnership with Husky and Mr. Lau on progressive initiatives," Mayor Jeff Mulligan said. "The commitment to a new office building reinforces the prominent role of Husky as a major contributor to the local economy and energizes the City's ongoing economic development plans."
Husky's new office building will house staff providing administration services to its regional operations. The glass, three storey building will incorporate "green" or energy efficient technologies and practices, and will be built adjacent to Husky's existing office building at Ray Nelson Drive (Highway #16) and 45 Avenue. The focal point will be a three-storey atrium and staircase visible from outside the facility. Features include flexible, large open areas, an interpretive centre, high ceilings, cafeteria, casual seating areas, elevator lobbies on each floor and a fitness centre. Total interior space will be approximately 9,800 square metres.
In keeping with Husky's commitment to sustainable development and corporate responsibility, technologies have been incorporated into the building's design to reduce energy consumption and minimize environmental impacts. They include:
- high efficiency mechanical system controlled by an intelligent building automation system to reduce energy consumption and maximize building comfort,
- high performance window glazing and exterior wall systems to reduce energy consumption,
- sunshades for glass on the southern side of the building to reduce glare,
- solar panels to capture energy from the sun to reduce energy consumption,
- reflective roofing material and R30 insulation in the roof to reduce energy consumption and heat loss,
- floor planning that maximizes the use of windows to optimize day lighting,
- computerized lighting system and T5 fluorescent lighting to reduce electricity consumption,
- low flow sensor faucets to reduce water consumption,
- recycling centre to manage waste products generated in the building,
- change and shower facilities to encourage employees to cycle, walk or run to work,
- bicycle storage and lockup area,
- barrier free access,
- garden with southern exposure to create a microclimate for staff enjoyment,
- drought tolerant and indigenous landscaping to reduce water consumption, and
- storm water management and rainwater harvesting for passive landscape irrigation.
Construction will start in the spring of 2010 with completion anticipated for the fourth quarter of 2011. The future of Husky's existing main office building is undetermined at this time.
The Lloydminster area of Alberta and Saskatchewan is a core area for Husky. The Company's heavy oil assets are concentrated in a large producing region covering more than 8,000 square kilometres. Today, Husky is a significant employer in the area and has various infrastructure, production and exploration in the area, including a heavy oil upgrader, a co-generation power plant, an ethanol plant, a logistics centre and pipelines.
Husky Energy is an integrated energy and energy-related company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Husky Energy is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE.