Inn at Big White
Big White, BC, Canada
Project Completion: Phase I – 2004 , Phase II - 2010
Project Cost: $350,000 , $80,000
Project Manager: Jeff Maxwell, Michal Thompson
GeoExchange Field Installer: Darrell Bertram, Bertram Drilling
Brian Wall, Property Manager
Kelowna Condominium Services Ltd.
The TRAK HVAC System was retrofit into an existing construction to improve inside building conditions and reduce operating costs.
TRAK Canada designed and implemented vertical boreholes, custom manufactured central heat pumps, air handler coils, and heat exchangers to offset the existing ventilation, domestic hot water, pool and hot tub heating. Twenty-four solar panels compliment the ground loop recovery and improve the overall efficiency of the retrofit. The ski resort’s outdoor pools and snowmelt system operate throughout the winter.
The project was financed to the occupying Strata Corporation such that it has been cash-flow positive from the first day of operation in 2004 and continues to enable ongoing operation cost savings for the owners.
Using savings from the first phase, a second phase of the project was added in 2010 to incorporate laundry exhaust air and wastewater heat recovery and improve the range and overall efficiency of the system. The system is operated by a building-wide TRAK Energy Management Control System.
Solar Assisted Vertical Ground Loop
75-Ton custom-designed TRAK heat pumps.
100% TRAK financed (no net cost to owners).