Synergy Credit Union
Synergy Credit Union is a new four-storey office building with a total area of 60,000 ft². The new facility will be located at the intersection of 50th Avenue and 42nd Street in the neighbourhood of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. The facility, designed by AODBT Architecture + Interior Design, has been modelled after a hotel concept, complete with a double height central atrium. Operations and the majority of the staff will be located on the second floor in assigned workstations and shared meeting rooms that are available on an as-needed basis. The ground floor will include a raised floor plate to maximize space flexibility, minimize room relocation and associated costs, and improved air quality with a displacement ventilation system. Commissioning for the Synergy Credit Union will target the Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1 (EA Pr1) Fundamental Commissioning and Credit 3 (EA Cr3) Enhanced Commissioning.
The new Synergy Credit Union has been designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification, as recognized by the Canada Green Building Council. Commissioned systems as required by LEED include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, domestic hot water systems, and lighting controls including day-lighting as well as building automation controls.
Specialty systems include main floor ventilation provided by displacement air ventilation or under floor air distribution. A dry cooler has been included for winter operation. The cooling system also supplies ventilation pre-heat during the winter months.