MONTREAL, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Loto-Québec distinguished itself in property management by winning its first Contech Innovation Award for Energy Conservation at the Complexe multifonctionnel de Loto-Québec (CMLQ) located in Montréal. The award recognizes innovative practices in sustainable development in the industrial, commercial and institutional buildings category.
The CMLQ's energy conservation program is designed to optimize the energy efficiency of the building. Among the many improvements it has initiated, Loto-Québec innovated with the installation of solar panels on the roof. This large-scale system captures free renewable energy to pre-heat the air supplied to heating units located on the roof. Loto-Québec is the first institution in Quebec to install such a system.
Other measures include increased use of natural light, the installation of high-performance boilers and energy-efficient lighting systems. One year after implementation, these initiatives have reduced the CMLQ's energy consumption by 17.3%.
The CMLQ's energy conservation program, in conjunction with similar measures implemented in other Company buildings, was carried out as part of the BOMA BESt environmental certification program for building management. These initiatives are also at the heart of Loto-Québec's sustainable development efforts.
The Contech Innovation Awards competition is intended for product manufacturers, architects, engineers, business people as well as private or public organizations in the design, construction and property management industries. For over twenty years, these awards have contributed to the advancement of practices, products and technologies that improve the quality and efficiency of buildings in Quebec.
For further information: For further information: Carole Villeneuve, Head, Sustainable Development Department, Loto-Québec, (514) 499-7111, ext. 3378