Energy Efficiency

Stageline building
    Stageline, L’Assomption, Québec, Canada
    Murox, une division de Groupe Canam inc.
    Construction of a high energy performance industrial building
    Mechanical, electrical engineering, and LEED expertise



Stageline was the first company in the world to design and market mobile hydraulic stages. Its facilities are located in L'Assomption, province of Québec, Canada. BBA's client for this project was Murox, a designer and manufacturer of building envelopes that provides  integrated energy efficiency solutions.


BBA designed the Stageline building's electrical and mechanical systems. This 3,670 m2 high energy efficiency building includes a manufacturing plant, an 18-metre high pre-production area, and offices.


This is the most energy-efficient industrial building in Québec. The building's various mechanical components provide Stageline with substantial energy savings that will pay off the investment in the short term. The project's main components: building envelope, geothermal system, hydronic system, glazing, heat recovery, and real-time performance control and monitoring.

The Stageline project in a nutshell: 

  • A 69% energy savings compared with a conventional industrial building compliant with the Canadian Model National Energy Code (MNECB).
  • No direct greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Registered for a LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  • The most energy-efficient industrial building in Québec.  

Designed for optimal energy efficiency, the building includes several features that provide for a considerable reduction in energy consumption: 

  • High-efficiency lighting technology combined with an intelligent control system.
  • Ventilation units that recover up to 85% of the heat in exhaust air.
  • Radiant floors that increase occupant comfort while reducing power consumption peaks (through thermal inertia).
  • Closed-loop geothermal system that captures the ground's natural heat.
  • Optimized ventilation and air conditioning systems based on load reduction by other energy efficiency measures.