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Newsletter for June 2015

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FEATURE ARTICLES

Achieve Significant Savings: With Demand Controlled Ventilation for Kitchen Exhaust Systems

Rebates Available for Condensing Gas Boilers and Water Heaters


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Discover How Design-Build Saves Time and Money   

 

FEATURE PROJECT

Click Here to watch the Bridge Studios Design Build Case Study Video

 

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Climate Smart

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Welcome to the BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited Insights Newsletter for June 2015. In this edition, we share some valuable ways to save energy in commercial kitchens, how design-build saves time and money, along with current rebates available for condensing gas boilers. 

We encourage you to visit our blog and LinkedIn Page for more information on improving energy efficiency along with some of our insights on Sustainable Design and Mechanical Systems. 

If you would like advice for your next building design project or to learn more about how we can help you to save energy, please contact us today.

 


Achieve Significant Savings: 
With Demand Controlled Ventilation for Kitchen Exhaust Systems


Most people are well aware that when they treat themselves to a lunch or dinner out, prices have increased significantly. The primary reason is that costs to produce and serve food have increased. However, one aspect of these rising costs is not normally considered but has a serious impact.
 

Roughly 25% of a food service establishment’s energy is used to condition outside air brought in to keep the kitchen comfortable and safe. 


 
Kitchen exhaust consumes an enormous amount of energy because the process pulls though conditioned air, both from the make-up air system, and inevitably from other spaces as well. In the winter, this air is heated and exhausted immediately. In the summer, this air may be cooled and exhausted immediately.

What's The Solution? 
The answer to this waste challenge is to employ Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) for the kitchen exhaust system. 


When it comes to savings, DVC systems can be complex and a number of factors need to be considered, such as: When do you reduce airflow and why? Also, can you safety reduce airflow and still meet ventilation standards?
 
The answer lies in a sophisticated strategy of control. 

 
To accomplish our goals we need to understand when certain cooking activities that require ventilation are happening, and when less ventilation is required. We also need to ramp up and down quickly as conditions change.

When DCV systems are deployed for kitchens, we monitor time, temperature and smoke production. Smoke monitoring is one of the most important inputs because maximum airflow is needed when smoke is produced, while minimum airflows are sufficient for food preparation and light or lower temperature cooking.


Significant Energy Savings Opportunities 
The savings potential associated with these systems can be dramatic. It’s common to benefit from a three year (or less) return on investment. Some systems can even pay for themselves in less than 2 years.

The existing kitchen situation will dictate the scale of the opportunity for savings. This requires a visit to the site for a survey, and BC Comfort can usually provide a rough estimate of costs and savings within a week.

If you operate a commercial kitchen, you have nothing to lose by calling BC Comfort to arrange a free site consultation. Find out if you’re sending profits out the roof of your business and how we can help.



Rebates Available for Condensing
Gas Boilers and Water Heaters


Previously, we shared some of the advantages of using condensing gas boilers. With new rebates available, there's never been a better time to consider switching. 


It’s no surprise why traditional commercial boilers are quickly being replaced. They have much lower fuel and running costs than conventional boilers, including an efficiency rate of over 90% (up to 98% in some cases at optimum water temperature areas). 

Condensing gas boilers use excess energy to their advantage. They feature additional advanced heat exchanger designs and materials that extract more heat from the flue gases before they are exhausted.

With rebates now available, it may be time to replace your older equipment with an upgraded condensing gas boiler or
commercial water heater. By switching to a more efficient design, there’s an opportunity to save significantly, both in upfront and ongoing costs.
 
Incentives of up to $45,000 from FortisBC are available for eligible boilers.
 
Both the selection and installation a new boiler is not a simple task, however the process can be quick and easy, with the help of BC Comfort's Service Experts.

To find out more about installation and the rebates available for both boilers and commercial water heaters, contact us and speak to one of our Service Experts today. 

 

 


Feature Project 

BC Comfort completed a design-build project with Bridge Studios which yielded 30% energy savings compared to other buildings.

Click here to watch this case study video, which reveals the advantages of design-build and the associated energy savings. 
 
 
 

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