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Varennes Library

Canada’s first institutional net zero building

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • 302

    Fewer Tonnes CO2

  • 78%

    Less Energy

  •  Varennes, Quebec

    Varennes, Quebec

A library with net zero potential

The City of Varennes wanted to offer its population a new, modern living environment—one that was comfortable and welcoming while promoting access to information, education, and culture.

For this smart building project, we designed a unique, energy-efficient building, including high-performance electromechanical systems, with a net zero objective: producing the same quantity of energy as it consumes.

As a flagship project in sustainable design, the Varennes library is the first institutional net zero building in Canada. Plus, the energy-efficiency measures put in place enabled this building to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Spread across two floors and covering a total area of 24,000 square feet, the new library offers an environment conducive to learning and discovery, with an abundance of natural light-bathed spaces. The building includes an activity room, work spaces, reading room, parenting and breastfeeding area, computer lab with state-of-the-art technology, and listening and viewing stations.

Meet Our Team

Michel Gendron, Principal

Clients want innovation and effective use of their resources. I dedicate myself to integrating these two elements in all aspects of my work.

Michel Gendron


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