Adding a Heat Recovery Chiller to Reduce Emissions
Park Place, located in downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest office towers in BC. Driven by long-term financial and environmental considerations, the building owners have invested in many successful energy conservation measures over the years. These measures resulted in a 25% decrease in energy consumption between 2007 and 2016. Energy studies indicated that the building was capable of more. SES Consulting and Trane Canada were engaged to determine the feasibility of adding heat recovery chillers to the building’s mechanical system. This would not only reduce energy consumption, but would displace some of the natural gas as a heating source for the building’s heating system, resulting in a lower carbon footprint for the building. This case study, written as the project was underway, focuses on the design and expected energy, emissions and financial results of adding two heat recovery chillers to the building’s HVAC system. For comparison, B2E has published a more recent case study which looks back on this project and highlights some of the valuable lessons learned by the property manager and project team.
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