Summerland Secondary School, located in Summerland, BC, was originally constructed in 1951, with three significant subsequent expansions. HVAC systems in the facility were beyond serviceability and required replacement.
The mechanical system was upgraded to a 4 pipe fancoil system with a geoexchange heat pump system providing primary heating and cooling. Water to water heat pumps are utilized to interface the HVAC systems to the geoexchange system. Back up boilers are employed.
The upgrade is anticipated to save 220 tonnes of CO2, 1,323,000 kW hrs of energy and $62,000 in utility cost per year.