School District 23 Administration Building

Kelowna, British Columbia

This project was a new administration building for the School District, which also implemented a geoexchange system.

Falcon Engineering provided the electrical feasibility study for the project following which, the electrical service to the site was upgraded to provide capacity for the new building and geoexchange system. The service upgrade also removed utility infrastructure that was in the new building footprint. The new service was utilized to back feed the existing building on the site.

The new building design includes high efficiency dimmable LED lighting with integrated daylight and occupancy controls throughout. Other features of the building include electric vehicle charging stations, state of the art audio visual systems and extensive security systems.

A high-performance and cost-effective groundwater open-loop style of ground heat exchange was implemented. The heat exchange system for this building includes one production water well and two injection water wells. These systems provide energy to a four pipe fan coil system and were designed to incorporate significant energy saving measures.

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