The building was stripped down to the steel shell and built back up with a high energy efficient skin. New argon filled window glazing was added, along with spray-foam infused walls and an ultra-efficient, Variable-Refrigerant Flow HVAC system. In addition, a 98% efficient, whole building, heat-recovery Ventilator was added. A new lobby, with an entrance separate from the retail tenancies on the ground floor was constructed. The resulting product is an energy efficient, mixed-use building with significantly reduced operating costs compared to similar buildings in the downtown Ottawa core.