April 24, 2014

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014

BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited, a Vancouver-based contractor specializing in design build as well as commercial and industrial HVAC, has completed improvements at the Richmond Centre Mall, resulting in a 30% energy savings for the facility.

gI_59013_Richmond-Center-Case-Study-Commercial-HVAC-savingsBC Comfort was selected to address the inefficient energy loads present in this commercial facility. Partnering with BC Hydro and Cadillac Fairview, BC Comfort retrofitted twenty-two rooftop package units using the state-of-the-art CATALYST, a complete energy efficiency upgrade system for rooftop units that has been proven to reduce unit energy consumption.

The CATALYST, created by Transformative Wave, reduces unit energy consumption using various sensors and hardware with an optimization program that includes fault detection and detailed analytics. The Richmond Centre Mall project is the first application of the CATALYST technology in Canada.

“Catalyst gives our customers an inexpensive option to save significant energy costs and comply with new regulatory measures like ASHREA 90.1,” states an Energy Services Advisor at BC Comfort.

While Richmond Centre Mall’s existing system was already controlled by DDC, the results of this retrofit project have achieved an average 29% reduction in electrical energy use alone. In 2013, the HVAC system improvements produced a savings of $17,000.00. Natural gas savings were not a focus of this project, though similar savings are anticipated as a result of the facility improvements made by BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited.

To learn more about BC Comfort’s services, call 604-439-3344 or visit the company’s website, http://www.bccomfort.com.

About BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited:

For over four decades, BC Comfort has served Vancouver businesses with quality building services. BC Comfort provides service through all phases of a project, as well as after completion. With a commitment to providing sustainable comfort, BC Comfort offers HVAC, plumbing, building automation, mechanical engineering, LEED & sustainable design, energy assessment & modeling, and design build services for commercial and industrial facilities. More information can be found via the company’s website, http://www.bccomfort.com.