The ongoing pandemic has had an undeniable impact on the way we live our lives. One of the most profoundly affected sectors is the workplace. Working from home (or otherwise remotely) used to be an option – a premium perk that employees could only occasionally take advantage of when they needed it. But now, that usual morning and evening commute… Continue Reading How has the Pandemic Permanently Impacted Building Operations?
Without necessary safety measures, HVAC systems – particularly those that are not properly maintained – can distribute airborne pathogens. Ultraviolet irradiation can be a method for limiting this potential while improving the quality of indoor air. WHAT IS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT? Ultraviolet light is one of several types of light that exist within the entire light spectrum. When measured in nanometers—one… Continue Reading How Does Ultraviolet Irradiation Work in HVAC System?
In March 2020, the B.C. government declared a provincial state of emergency in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic. As vaccinations have become widely available to British Columbians, the overall risk of COVID-19 transmission is reduced. However, the virus may still circulate, as will the viruses for other communicable diseases, such as seasonal influenza, norovirus, and others.… Continue Reading What Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan Means for Your Business
Honeywell study measured airborne particulates of simulated talking, sneezing, and coughing in the common area of a hotel property. The hotel industry was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as travel rates increase, hotels are turning to science and technology to create environments that make guests feel safer. A recent computer modeling study from Honeywell examined indoor air quality… Continue Reading Hotel Study Suggests Air Purifiers Help Reduce Exposure To Airborne Contaminants
Change is in the air The commercial buildings industry is gearing up for a post-vaccine return to occupancy. Although it may seem like a return to business as usual, at least one pandemic-era change will stick around: The idea that indoor air quality (IAQ) matters. The pivot to healthy buildings isn’t just about attracting tenants back to the office in… Continue Reading 15 ways to reduce energy bills while optimizing for indoor air quality
Condensing make-up, air handling and rooftop condensing units Meeting your commercial building’s HVAC needs is now even more cost-effective, as for a limited time, until December 31, 2021, you can qualify for an even bigger rebate of up to $9,000 when you install a high-efficiency rooftop condensing make-up air unit. Eligibility 1. You must be a FortisBC natural gas customer under any… Continue Reading Fortis Commercial Building HVAC Rebates up to $9,000
Business energy-saving incentives Get funding for energy-efficient equipment upgrades Upgrade any of the energy equipment listed below and we’ll provide funding to cover about 25% of the upfront costs (on average) through energy-saving incentives. Not only do these incentives shorten the payback period of your upfront investment, they make the decision to upgrade easy – helping you to reduce consumption,… Continue Reading BC Hydro Business Energy-Savings Incentives up to $2,800 annually
The BC Comfort Group of Companies is pleased to announce our acquisition of Encon Performance Inc. Encon will provide service plumbing including drainage cleaning, water pipe repair and maintenance. We are excited with this venture and hope to continue and improve on our relationship. For additional information on Encon, please visit enconperformance.ca. We appreciate your business and look forward to… Continue Reading BC Comfort Acquires Encon Performance
Danny Juricic, manager, HVAC & People Moving Devices, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Photo: Greater Toronto Airports Authority Wherever people gather these days, concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are top of mind. And while travel has been severely curtailed, places like Toronto Pearson Airport are doing their best to ensure those who do have to fly do so in a… Continue Reading Pearson airport is using UV-C light to disinfect the air breathed by passengers
Efforts by CaGBC and industry stakeholders shift focus to energy consumption and carbon emissions Ottawa, ON – December 14, 2020 – The unique needs of the Canadian market were reflected in the latest addenda to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. They include an alternative compliance pathway (ACP) that shifts the focus from energy cost to… Continue Reading New energy pathway now available to Canadian projects
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