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Newsletter for February 2014

CONTACT US

If you would like to contact our office, we are located at:


7405 Lowland Drive

Burnaby, BC  V5J 5A8

Phone: 604-439-3344604-439-3344

Fax: 604-439-0173


Our hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
 

You can also contact us by email:

Sales: sales@bccomfort.com

Service: service@bccomfort.com

Controls: controls@bccomfort.com

Servers: servers@bccomfort.com

Design-Build: designbuild@bccomfort.com
 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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WHAT'S INSIDE


FEATURE ARTICLE

Critical Environment Solutions for Medical Marijuana Facilities



WHAT'S HAPPENING AT BC COMFORT

BC Comfort is now an APEGBC Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Certified Organization.

Energy Services Division: Energy Saving Tip of the Month

Staff Highlights: Celebrating Nate Croil


FEATURED CASE STUDY

Learn How Richmond Centre Saved 30% on Total Energy Use



BC COMFORT TV
 
Be sure to watch BC Comfort TV where we'll be sharing valuable information and resources. Watch more of our videos on YouTube.


READ OUR BLOG

Be sure to check out BC Comfort Blog where we share a number of articles and resources designed to assist you with Energy Efficiency, Design Build and Mechanical Systems.


BC COMFORT HISTORY

Learn more about BC Comfort History




 

GREEN INITIATIVES

Climate Smart
BC Comfort is actively working with Climate Smart to reduce carbon emissions.  



Green Chamber of Commerce BC
BC Comfort is proud to be a supporter of the Green Chamber of Commerce.

BC Comfort is committed to providing tools and resources for organisations who wish to implement Energy Efficiency Awareness Programs and reduce energy consumption in buildings.
Welcome to the BC Comfort newsletter February 2014 edition. In this newsletter, we're featuring an article on Critical Environment Solutions for Medical Marijuana Facilities and more Energy Saving Tips from our Energy Services Division. 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 BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited can help you to save energy, please contact us today.

 

Critical Environment Solutions for Medical Marijuana Facilities

 
The delivery mechanism of medical marijuana is changing dramatically in Canada. All personal-use production and designated-person production will end on March 31, 2014. Starting April 1st, 2014, all medical marijuana must be grown by Health Canada Licensed Producers (LP). Because of the strict quality standards from Health Canada, it is generally large commercial entities applying to be LPs, as opposed to the smaller, mostly home-based outfits that previously grew medical marijuana.



BC Comfort is currently working on several proposals for the construction of medical marijuana facilities for Licensed Producers. There are Health Canada guidelines for quality requirements for medical marijuana. One of these is to follow requirements listed in Schedule B of the Food and Drug Act. The mechanical design and build of medical marijuana facilities therefore must be for a critical environment for plants, and not a simple mechanical design typically associated with warehouses and light-industrial buildings.


Critical Environment Controls for Medical Marijuana Facilities

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has specific guidelines for plant growth environmental facilities. Medical Marijuana is grown in Controlled Environment Rooms (CERs), also called plant growth chambers, which have artificial light sources, and can provide control of temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

In addition, specific requirements BC Comfort has encountered include:
  1. Critical design Temperature range
  2. Large cooling loads (from lighting)
  3. Humidification/Dehumidification requirements
  4. High level filtration
  5. UV Sanitation
  6. BAS/DDC Controls
  7. Back-up/Redundant Cooling

BC Comfort has a long history of designing and building critical environments including pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, food processing plants, and larger server rooms. BC Comfort can provide a complete mechanical design-build solution for your facility as the first step in becoming a licensed producer. Please call 604-412-0206604-439-3344 for more information.
 

Henry Leung, P.Eng., MBA, LEED AP is the Senior Design Engineer at BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited.
Ph. 604.412.0206 | Cell. 604.787.9603
hleung@bccomfort.com



BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited is proud to be an APEGBC Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Certified Organization. Compared to non-OQM certified firms, BC Comfort has better quality management, customer satisfaction, market recognition and improved efficiency. Click here for more information on OQM and APEGBC: https://www.apeg.bc.ca/For-Members/Professional-Practice/Organizational-Quality-Management-Program

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Energy Services Division

ENERGY SAVING TIP OF THE MONTH


Lighting is typically the second largest energy use in commercial buildings. Replace the incandescent lamps with compact fl­uorescent lamps in "architectural" applications such as displays, task lighting, signage, lobbies, corridors, utility spaces, hotel rooms and retail spaces. Other efficient options for architectural lighting include white LEDs, ceramic metal halide lamps and halogen infrared lamps.
 
BC Comfort’s Energy Services Division specializes in consulting with customers on ways to further reduce their building’s energy use. Energy is money. Saving energy is an effortless way of improving your bottom line. A walkthrough of your facility with a BC Comfort Energy Services Advisor is free so don’t wait another minute.
 

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Staff Highlights

CELEBRATING NATE CROIL
 

Our talented journeyman Plumber, joined BC Comfort in 2009 as an apprentice. He successfully completed his apprenticeship at BC Comfort and has been running our large plumbing projects independently with minimal supervision.Nate has had a key role in the success of our pluming division in the last 3 years.

Thank you Nate.



 

 

Featured Case Study

LEARN HOW RICHMOND CENTRE SAVED 30% ON TOTAL ENERGY USE
 



BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited in partnership with BC Hydro and Cadillac Fairview, installed a new automated sensor technology -- called CATALYST -- to Richmond Centre's HVAC system, which resulted in over 30% savings on total energy use for the mall. Click here to read the news article: Richmond Centre mall finds simple innovation to slash power consumption and BC Comfort's Case Study: Richmond Center BC Hydro Pilot Project: Another BC Comfort Success Story.


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