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GNWT Building

Design and Technical Services

GNWT New Office Building in Yellowknife

Client: Public Works and Services
Contractor: Clark Builders
Awarded Contract Value: $25,143,770
November 2014: Completion of Base Building Construction
April 2015: Completion of Tenant Improvements


The new Yellowknife Office Building will be a seven floor, 6,000 square metres GNWT office building located next to the existing Stuart M. Hodgson Building.

In order to achieve the GNWT’s commitment to constructing energy efficient buildings with low operating costs this building will be designed to exceed the National Energy Code for Buildings and Good Building Practices for Northern Facilities requirements.

The project will incorporate high efficiency plumbing fixtures, heat recovery ventilation systems, direct digital controls, and energy efficient lighting

The project will also include a new biomass heating system which will connect to the Stuart M. Hodgson and Laing Buildings. This system is estimated to displace approximately 274,000 litres of heating oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 785 tonnes annually.