Ameresco won an energy savings project with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The $4.3 million energy efficiency and facility renewal project at three buildings on NRC’s Montreal Road Campus in Ottawa is expected to save about $400,140 annually in utility costs. The project is expected to be complete in 2016.
Under the energy savings agreement, there are a variety of planned measures to optimize efficiency, including: building automation system enhancements; heating, ventilation, and cooling upgrades; chiller plant optimization; lighting retrofits and installation of energy-efficient lighting; fume hood system renewal and fume hood exhaust heat recovery; building envelope improvements; and reduction of water consumption levels.
The project supports savings benefits including 3,100,000 kWh and 366 kW of electricity, 21,600 gigajoules of steam, and 5,100 cubic meters of city water each year.
This is Ameresco’s third project with the National Research Council.