Energy efficient emergency shelter survives some of the world’s highest snow loads

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Energy efficient emergency shelter survives some of the world’s highest snow loads

Net-Zero has supplied and constructed a two-story 1470 square foot emergency shelter for Regional Power, the owner/operator of the 31 megawatt Long Lake run-of-the-river hydro generation project.

 

 

Located 30 km north of Stewart BC, the project location receives in excess of 20 feet of snow in a typical winter with snow loads exceeding 250 pounds per square foot. Net-Zero has been contracted to design and build an energy efficient structure that provides temporary overnight shelter for the plant operators on those occasions that snow or avalanches close the road between the project and Stewart (where the operators live). Because Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are so strong in comparison to conventional stick framed techniques, designing a building that can survive these extreme snow loads is relatively straight forward. Being pre-fabricated also facilitates very quick construction – particularly important when building in areas known for foul weather or in the shoulder seasons (ie early spring and fall).

For more information on how Net-Zero can help you with your projects, please contact us by telephone at 1-250-877-8678 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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