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The Library of Canada’s new preservation storage
facility Gatineau 2 project is a perfect example of how
GHG emission targets can be successfully included in a
P3 project performance mechanism.
The Gatineau 2 project recently won the gold award
for Infrastructure from the Canadian Council for Public
Private Partnerships. It was the first P3 project subject to
the Federal Government’s Greening Government strategy,
which requires the use of carbon-free renewable energy
sources for day-to-day operations to reduce the annual
GHG emissions to close to zero.
The project’s 21,500 cubic metres of highly controlled environment for the protection of archives is the first net-zero
preservation storage facility in the Americas, with the
largest automated storage retrieval facility in the world.
Multiple changes were needed to meet the net-zero
requirements, with the most crucial challenge being the
wording in the request for proposals documentation to allow the bidders to propose an affordable solution to meet
the requirements. Now the project has been completed on
site, there are opportunities to learn that could change the
way buildings operate. Solutions have been developed
for the operations of the Gatineau 2 facility that could set
a benchmark for other buildings in the future.
The P3 procurement model can provide innovative,
on time and on budget solutions when used on the right
projects. It is possible to meet the government’s future
reduction in GHG emission targets within the construct
of future P3 contracts when appropriate planning and
controls are adopted.
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”The next wave of P3 projects will need
to consider implications for Canada’s
emissions and net-zero targets.”