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Built in 1991, Fraser Pointe 1 is a 16-story market-rental MURB in East Vancouver owned by Concert Properties. Based in Vancouver, Concert Properties owns and manages over 14 million sq. ft of commercial real estate, including 2 million sq. ft of multi-family residential real estate, and has a strong commitment to making their properties as efficient and sustainable as possible. The building’s original DHW system was comprised of two standard-efficiency gas-fired boilers and three 120-gallon storage tanks located on the roof of the building. In 2020, as the system was approaching the end of its service life, Concert Properties retained SES Consulting to undertake a BC Hydro-funded energy study to explore options for a low-carbon replacement. A follow-up study supported by the CleanBC Custom Program was carried out in 2021 to analyze system electrification options in greater depth.