Canada Post Pacific Mail Processing Plant

Location:
Richmond, BC

Sustainability:
LEED Silver Certified

Size:
65,000 m2

Value:
$155 million

Architect:
Kasian

Photography:
Ema Peter

Lighting Award:
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2015 Illumination Awards, Energy and Environmental Lighting Design, Award of Merit

 
_J3A9192.JPG
 

Case Study

As the most integrated and automated Canada Post plant, the Pacific Mail Processing Plant was designed to consolidate multiple facilities into a single, highly efficient and sustainable operation, capable of sorting 3.35 million pieces of mail per day. This facility features advanced mail sorting equipment, over 10,000m2 of support and administrative office space, and 60 high-dock loading bays for shipping and receiving. AES’ electrical design addressed a wide array of challenges associated with this complex and challenging project. The electrical distribution system was developed to facilitate highly specialized equipment, as well as to meet the requirements for mechanical equipment, overhead doors, and forklift chargers. Extensive coordination was required with equipment suppliers and installers, and AES worked closely with all team members to deliver an energy efficient, sustainable design that is both advanced and cost effective. In addition, the processing plant is LEED Silver Certified. Affording over 900 staff members, the plant features a tranquil cafeteria and patio overlooking the north shore mountains, improved indoor air quality, daylight maximization technology and substantial waste reduction.