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New Coast Guard building announced for St. John's


The federal government has announced more than $40 million for a new Atlantic region headquarters to be built at the existing Coast Guard base in St. John's.

Rob Moore, regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and minister of State (ACOA), made the announcement this morning in St. John's.

He said the new facility is designed for increased functionality in the modern workplace with the required codes and standards for occupational health and safety, and improved security.

In support of government initiatives for green and energy efficient operations, tidal energy will be used to heat and cool the building.  Other energy saving devices, such as lighting, low-E windows, and low water usage fixtures, will also be installed to further increase building efficiency.

 The tender for site preparation will be awarded in May 2015, with construction of the new facility starting later in the year. The new building is scheduled for completion in 2018. Once the new building is in place, the old structure will be demolished.

Rob Moore, regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and minister of State (ACOA), made the announcement this morning in St. John's.

He said the new facility is designed for increased functionality in the modern workplace with the required codes and standards for occupational health and safety, and improved security.

In support of government initiatives for green and energy efficient operations, tidal energy will be used to heat and cool the building.  Other energy saving devices, such as lighting, low-E windows, and low water usage fixtures, will also be installed to further increase building efficiency.

 The tender for site preparation will be awarded in May 2015, with construction of the new facility starting later in the year. The new building is scheduled for completion in 2018. Once the new building is in place, the old structure will be demolished.

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