ENMAX District Energy was designed to be consistent with the City of Calgary’s green initiatives, centralizing heating and cooling requirements for various buildings downtown. The centralized system is a more efficient model in managing and monitoring energy distribution, which is valuable from an ecological and economic standpoint. The facility’s prominent location merits an architectural and urban solution that enhances the community and is consistent with the Centre City Plan. Passive educational “showcases” and quality materials integrate the building with the public realm. The site’s prominence, along with quality design, renders the District Energy as a civic landmark.