St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa

Project Description

In August 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded St. Patrick’s Home 96 additional beds. This led to a 288-bed redevelopment plan that also saw the reconstruction of the existing facility.

The new home is 5 storeys with an area of approximately 20,000 m2 and consists of 9 resident areas with 32 beds each, for a total of 180 private beds and 108 semi-private beds.

Features include a hair salon/barber shop, fireplace room, individual dining, sun and multi-purpose rooms, lounges, chapel, auditorium, and spas. There is also a commercial kitchen and servery.

The facility was designed to meet Ministry of Health Standards and achieved LEED® Silver Certification, with systems that are 40% more efficient than the Model National Energy Code.

Mechanical systems include plumbing, fire protection, and HVAC (consisting of heating, ventilation & cooling, and control). Electrical systems included lighting, power & distribution, emergency power distribution & lighting, fire alarm, telephone/data, public address, nurse call, resident tracking, security and cable television.

Key energy efficient features include: 92% efficiency gas fire condensing boilers; 92% efficiency gas fire domestic hot water boiler; make-up air exhaust air energy recovery units with 92% efficiency gas-fired condensing heating sections, variable speed drives and heat reclaim DX dehumidification systems; commercial kitchen systems included variable speed exhaust/supply air intelligent control with exhaust heat recovery supply air pre-heat; direct digital control system for building energy monitoring and trending which allows the operator to trend usage for gas, water, and electricity; lighting control system for office, corridors and common areas which allows for reduced lighting levels in unoccupied mode; and, electrical metering of incoming power which includes equipment, occupant, lighting and emergency power usage for trending purposes.

The building received LEED Silver and is more than 40% more efficient than the Model National Energy Code.

Project Details

  • Owner: St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa
  • Project Location:Ottawa, ON
  • Construction Completion:2013
  • Building Type:Long Term Care Facility
  • Project Type:New Construction
  • Construction Value:$36.0M (Total) $12.0M (M&E)