Fundy Harbour Group has been recognized as an Energy Champion by SaveEnergyNB for their outstanding contributions to energy efficiency in the City Hall building located in Uptown Saint John. This prestigious accolade underscores the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, showcasing their dedication to creating a greener future through innovative and transformative initiatives.
The City Hall building in Uptown Saint John underwent a comprehensive energy overhaul led by Fundy Harbour Group, resulting in significant improvements to both environmental impact and operational efficiency. SaveEnergyNB commended the company for its exemplary work in implementing a range of initiatives that have collectively elevated the building’s energy performance to new heights.
SaveEnergyNB’s recognition of Fundy Harbour Group as Energy Champions highlights the importance of industry leaders taking proactive measures towards sustainable and energy-efficient practices. The City Hall project serves as a beacon of inspiration, showcasing how thoughtful and strategic upgrades can result in a more environmentally friendly and economically sustainable future. Fundy Harbour Group’s commitment to energy efficiency not only benefits the immediate community but also sets a commendable standard for the broader industry to follow. As we celebrate this achievement, it is evident that Fundy Harbour Group is not only shaping the landscape of Uptown Saint John but also paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future.
One of the major initiatives that garnered attention was the replacement of outdated and inefficient boilers with state-of-the-art condensing boilers. This upgrade not only enhances heating efficiency but also aligns with modern environmental standards, reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
A significant portion of the project focused on lighting enhancements. Outdated incandescent and fluorescent fixtures were replaced with energy-efficient LED fixtures, reducing energy consumption and enhancing the quality of lighting throughout the City Hall. Moreover, the installation of new lighting controls ensures that energy is used judiciously, minimizing unnecessary lighting during periods of low activity.
Fundy Harbour Group’s dedication to optimizing HVAC systems was evident through the replacement of outdated HVAC controls with a new system boasting superior sequencing capabilities. This strategic improvement not only maximizes energy efficiency but also ensures optimal climate control within the building.
The company’s commitment to insulation and sealing of exterior walls further contributes to energy conservation. The installation of high-quality insulation materials enhances the building’s thermal efficiency, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.
In a bid to harness natural resources for cooling, Fundy Harbour Group introduced a water-side economizer, providing free cooling and significantly reducing the reliance on traditional energy-intensive cooling systems. This innovative addition showcases the company’s forward-thinking approach to sustainable building practices.
The replacement of old, inefficient windows with new high-performance windows completes the holistic approach to energy efficiency. The new windows not only enhance the building’s aesthetic appeal but also contribute to better insulation, further reducing the overall energy demand.