Before spending money on improving the heating systems in the Factor IV buildings, shouldn’t we make sure the heat isn’t escaping the building first? It would be wasteful to heat a building full of holes. Sometimes the simple solution is the best option.
BCIT proposes to bring in an expert firm that has a special process to identify where heat is being lost and then repair the leaks. We will do the exercise as a pilot project to verify the savings in one building first. The new smart gas meters will be used to do the monitoring and verification.
If successful, the project will be replicated in all other Factor IV buildings. This will save heating costs with the existing heating equipment and make investing in new technologies a more valuable investment. This is another example of demand side management or reducing how much energy we use.
Energy conservation: potential for energy savings unknown at this stage of the project