New energy savings for BC Hotels
With FortisBC rebates up to $60,000, BC Hydro rebates, and Vancity’s low financing rates for energy efficient capital upgrades, it’s possible to have a heat recovery system in your BC hotel now, and the renewable energy loan paid off in less than three years. Future fuel bills are reduced up to 60%.
“Waste heat from a chilled loop system can be recovered before it’s lost,” says Pro Eco Energy’s Roger Huber. “The hotel’s cooling loop system is in use mostly year round particularly in 4-pipe system hotels. Waste heat recovery systems are capable of heating domestic hot water up to 50 degrees C, and heat the hotel pool/hot-tub for up to 9 months a year.
“The ambient heat just from meetings and convention rooms when they’re in use can rise by one to two degrees, starting up the air conditioner,” says Roger. “Visitors arrive in the hotel rooms and may feel cold; most guests turn on the heating system, but then leave shortly after for shopping or dinner etc. After they get back to their overheated room, now at over 22°C, they will turn on the AC to cool the room down. All this heat can be re-used by bringing it back into the building.”
“Control systems can even better manage where heat and cooling is diverted, adding perhaps 20%-30% energy efficiency to a system.” Hotels with pools can store and reuse the most heat, but even hotels without these facilities can ‘recycle’ their unused heat.
Canada’s biggest credit union, Vancity was recently named Best Corporate Citizen for 2013 by Corporate Knights. Vancity has a commitment to become the first North American based financial institution to become Carbon Neutral.
Vancity invests in businesses that are actively improving their environmental performance. Vancity is particularly interested in the energy efficiency of buildings, recognizing the impact of the built environment on climate change, and financing green buildings.
About Pro Eco Energy
Pro Eco Energy has been designing highly efficient renewable energy systems for hotels that qualify for rebates and renewable energy financing rates. Pro Eco Energy is the renewable energy leader in Western Canada for commercial and public building Hybrid-energy systems. Pro Eco Energy has been designing custom award-winning renewable energy systems for 15 years. Pro Eco provides free on-site evaluations.