FRESCo has designed and run numerous energy efficiency programs for utilities and governments. One example is the FortisBC Efficiency for Rental Apartment and Accommodations Program.
This is a FREE program that helps apartment buildings and accommodations reduce natural gas consumption by 12-27% and lower their water bills. The program started in late 2015 and has benefited over 1200 buildings so far.
The program is BC-wide and includes:
The building must:
Managed by: Concert Realty Services
This building is a concrete built in 2000, it has electric baseboards for space heating and 2 gas fired make up air units that provide heated air for the building hallways and the necessary hallway pressurization for odor and smoke control. The domestic hot water heaters used 2 atmospheric boilers and 6 hot water storage tanks.
This building joined the RAP program in October 2016. They had the free shower heads and aerators installed, potentially saving them over 3 million litres of water annually and over 450 Gj of gas. It was identified during the energy efficiency assessment conducted by one of FRESCo’s engineers, that a Domestic Hot Water Upgrade and piping insulation were the 2 most important upgrades. These upgrades had an overall 15% return on investment.
Concert decided to go ahead with implementation and the FRESCo crew created a business case for the Domestic Hot Water(DHW) system. It was established that removing the existing DHW heaters and storage tanks and replacing them with 2 new high efficiency condensing DHW heaters and 3 new storage tanks was the efficient choice.
Concert has been working with Fresco since last year and enjoy working with the Fresco team…I look forward to work with you on our future projects