Retrofitting Boilers Reduces Emissions and Fuel Usage at First Canadian Centre
With regular maintenance, boilers can last for over 30 years. But due to rapid advancements in controls technology, older boilers generally do not operate as efficiently as they should.
Installing a new boiler would require demolitions and reconstruction of multiple walls, including the main fire-rated stairwells. Thus ‘retrofitting’ offers the cheapest avenue for improving boiler performances.
Recognizing that FCC’s boiler system efficiency was declining, the management company considered several options, including the anticipated costs and foreseeable challenges of each. Tundra’s retrofits led to the reduction of fuel usage by 20%; and subsequently reduced emissions from uncontrolled to low NOx. This won the President’s Award for Sustainability from BOMA Calgary.