Opened in October 2015 and located only minutes away from the Calgary International Airport, the Wyndham Garden Calgary is a soon-to-be uncovered jewel on the hospitality scene in the city. The building is highlighted by a complex central climate control system that earned Klass Mechanical Sales the award for City Multi Project of the Year.
The specifications asked for equipment that ran as quietly as possible, due to the hotel’s proximity to the airport. After considering PTAC units and ruling them to be too loud, a City Multi VRF system was installed. The feedback since opening from both the customers and the staff has been positive, namely that the rooms have been quite comfortable and quiet – exactly what the doctor ordered.
Engineer: ACE Group
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Opened in June 2014, the Fort MacMurray International Airport's newest terminal is a thing of beauty. The $258-million dollar terminal is five times larger than it's older counterpart, and features four aircraft bridges & eight aircraft parking stands. The terminal is one-of-a-kind, an environmentally sustainable facility built for the harsh northern climate.
The air terminal building is climate controlled by Mitsubishi Electric double heat recovery water source systems, utilizing state of the art variable refrigerant flow technology. These systems provide building comfort conditions by allowing simultaneous heating and cooling operation as required at various locations in the building while at the same time maximizing building energy efficiency. Computerized control and energy management programs optimize the energy recovery process to ensure the least possible energy consumption and minimizing operating costs.
Location: Fort MacMurray, AB
Project size: 161 458 sq. feet
Application: Air Travel
The project will incorporate high efficiency plumbing fixtures, heat recovery ventilation systems, direct digital controls, and energy efficient lighting
The project will also include a new biomass heating system which will connect to the Stuart M. Hodgson and Laing Buildings. This system is estimated to displace approximately 274,000 litres of heating oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 785 tonnes annually.
Client: Public Works and Services
Contractor: Clark Builders
Awarded Contract Value: $25,143,770
Project Completion Schedule:
November 2014: Completion of Base Building Construction
April 2015: Completion of Tenant Improvements
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- Mitsubishi Electric PQRY-Series VRF system with ground source Heat Pump
- Energy recovery from exhaust air and grey water (recovery of domestic hot water for heating)
- Radiant hot-water heating in condos and public floors of hotel
- Ultrahigh-efficiency natural gas boilers (condensation)
- High-performance air conditioning using CFC-free coolant
- Energy Star appliances in condos
- Energy recovery in electrical rooms
- Intelligent electrical automation of mechanical and electrical systems