Whistler Housing Authority
Project: Solutions committed to environmentally sensitive practices
Solutions committed to environmentally sensitive practices
1020 Legacy Way – Whistler, BC collaborated with Integra Architecture on an employee housing project committed to environmentally sensitive practices. The low-rise apartment project is set to meet Passive House standards exceeding the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s sustainability requirements for wood frame. The development consists of 24 rental apartment units to be operated by the Whistler Housing Authority.
Meet (and exceed) Passive House standards and sustainability requirements as per Whistler’s Resort Municipality’s Guidelines.
A key part of the design included a centralized ventilation solution, including a high-performance ERV, integrated VRF post-heating and post-cooling, and control dampers.
SWEGON GOLD Series Passive House Certified ERV with a heat recovery ratio of +85% and VRF heat pump system with COP of 4.4 meet the building’s challenging air filtration and energy targets. SWEGON REACT Dampers are integrated into the system design to provide individual suite control, cooling and heating to each suite, and a free cooling option.
Our centralized ERV, VRF heat pump and REACT damper solution for Whistler Housing Authority saved 30% on the equipment capital cost compared to a decentralized ventilation solution. The VAV solution in conjunction with the centralized system has the potential to present large savings on operating cost, avoid over/under ventilation and provide cooling in each suite. Providing mechanical equipment with built-in control smooth the commissioning and balancing process for this project.
Scope & Success
This project features Swegon GOLD series ERVs, a VRF heat pump system and integration with Swegon REACT Dampers. The development consists of 24 rental apartment units to be operated by the Whistler Housing Authority.
- Exceeds the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s sustainability requirements for wood frame
- Savings and operational costs due to the Swegon VAV solution
- 30% savings on equipment capital cost compared to decentralized ventilation solutions
WE TAKE WHAT WE DO SERIOUSLY...
Because our solutions have a direct and indirect impact on the people and the environment around us.
As our indoor climate solutions take the entire picture into consideration to create productive and healthy indoor environments, it feels natural for us to do the same when working with sustainability.
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