Inglewood Community League

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The 16 kW DC solar array consisted of 53 solar modules installed on the south facing roof. The system utilized 2 SolarEdge solar inverters with a unique SolarEdge consumption monitoring system.

This project was designed to meet 100% of the facility’s annual energy consumption. Generate Energy was also responsible for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program funding application assistance.

Services Provided: Design, permitting, engineering, rebate application, installation and commissioning

Key Highlights/Accomplishments: Trenching and screw anchor installation for ground mount racking system.

Sector: Community League

Laurier Heights Community Solar Array

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Laurier Heights community league is the proud owner of a rooftop solar system. The solar array makes clean energy to offset 21.6tCO2e per year, which is equal to taking six cars off the road. The solar array also extends the life of the roof significantly. The 40.4 kW DC solar array is made of 100 solar modules and is expected to last twenty five years.

We designed this project to meet 100% of the facility’s annual electricity consumption. Generate Energy and Vital Engineering provided design and electrical engineering services and managed the permitting process. Then the site crew completed the install and the system was commissioned in no time. Generate Energy also helped Laurier Heights community with the Alberta Municipal Solar Program funding application.

Services Provided: Design, permitting, engineering, rebate application, installation and commissioning

Key Highlights/Accomplishments: Electrical Net Zero, Community solar energy generation

Sector: Community League  

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NREF Fume Hood, Ventilation, & Controls Upgrade

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Fume Hood, Ventilation, and Controls upgrades were made to the Natural Resources Engineering Facility building at University of Alberta. The NREF Fume Hood, Ventilation, and Controls upgrade project was designed/developed to provide a series of retrofits to existing lab space located on the all floors of the Allan P. Markin/Canadian Natural Resources Limited Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NREF) building. These retrofits were designed to reduce the overall energy consumption of the space while maintaining the air quality and air velocity requirements as well as adhering to all building codes and standards for lab spaces.

Services Provided: Mechanical Engineering

Key Highlights/Accomplishments: Aircuity system

Sector: Academic Institution

Dunedin House – Petwin Properties

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3D Energy has performed a walkthrough of the Dunedin House building and carried out an energy analysis of three Petwin Properties.

3D Energy then produced a detailed energy assessment which includes the detailed results of the energy analysis and a full description of upgrades that can be completed to make the building more energy efficient.

13 Energy Conservation Measures Recommended:
LED Lighting Upgrade, Door and Window Upgrade (Combined), Low Flow Water Fixtures, Insulate Hot Water Pipes, Variable Speed Water Pump, Hot Water Heating System Upgrade, Boiler Upgrade, Self-Sensing Pumps, Heating Fluid Additive, Pneumatic Programmable Thermostats, Condensing Make-Up Air Upgrade, Recommissioning, and Sub-Meters

Key Highlights/Accomplishments: $35,570 annual cost savings, 86,182 kWh annual electrical savings, 40.3 years simple payback, and 333 tonnes of CO2

Sector: Residential Tower

Petwin Tower – Petwin Properties

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3D Energy has performed a walkthrough of the Petwin Tower building and carried out an energy analysis of three Petwin Properties.

3D Energy then produced a detailed energy assessment which includes the detailed results of the energy analysis and a full description of upgrades that can be completed to make the building more energy efficient.

12 Energy Conservation Measures Recommended:

LED Lighting Upgrade, Low Flow Water Fixtures, Insulate Hot Water Pipes, Boiler Upgrade, Self-Sensing Pumps, Heating Fluid Additive, Air Handling Unit Upgrade, Hydronic Heating Valves, Variable Speed Fans, Recommissioning, No-Cost Measures, and Low-Cost Measures

Key Highlights/Accomplishments:

$84,165 annual cost savings, 502,996 kWh annual electrical savings, 9.2 years simple payback, and 659 tonnes of CO2

Sector: Office Tower

Scott Safety Centre

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As the prime contractor, 3D Energy performed the vast majority of the work including the site visit, energy modeling, analysis, and reporting, with some mechanical & electrical support from our sister company Vital Engineering as needed. Located in the Town of Whitecourt, the Scott Safety Centre (Twin Arena) has two stories with a partial basement. The building has a total gross floor area of approximately 6,364 m², and houses two ice rinks; called the Athabasca Arena and the McLeod Arena. It also houses a lounge area, change rooms, corridors, lobby, storage rooms, mechanical and electrical room and administration space.

Energy Conservation Measures Implemented:

  • Replacement of the make-up air unit and rooftop unit;
  • LED lighting upgrade/retrofit; and
  • Installation of new insulation and reflective ceiling at the Athabasca Rink.

Services Provided: ASHRAE Level 2 Detailed Energy Audit

Key Highlights/Accomplishments: Funded by MCCAC through TAME+ Program Identified Annual Cost Savings – $23,372 Identified Annual GHG Savings – 139.5 tonnes of CO2

Sector: Government – Municipal

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Mission Square – Petwin Properties

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3D Energy has performed a walkthrough of the Mission Square building and carried out an energy analysis of three Petwin Properties. 3D Energy then produced a detailed energy assessment which includes the detailed results of the energy analysis and a full description of upgrades that can be completed to make the building more energy efficient. 12 Energy Conservation Measures Recommended: LED Lighting Upgrade, Overhead Door Seals and Sweeps, Low Flow Water Fixtures, Boiler Upgrade, Self-Sensing Pumps, Digital Programmable Thermostats, Ventilation Optimization, Parkade Heater Upgrade, Combined Heat and Power, Recommissioning, Sub-Meters, and No-Cost Measures

Key Highlights/Accomplishments: $95,289 annual cost savings, 535,937 kWh annual electrical savings, 6.6 years simple payback, and 565.8 tonnes of CO2

Sector: Mixed Use Tower

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University of Alberta – Dairy Research Facility

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The 86.5 kW DC solar array consisted of two sub arrays.

252 solar modules mounted on the south barn roof face and 94 south facing solar modules mounted to ballasted racking on the north flat roof section. The system also utilized four roof-mounted SMA solar inverters with monitoring system and pad mount transformer. The project was a joint venture with Whitson Contracting Ltd. and was completed with no loss time injuries or medical aids.

Services Provided: Design, permitting, engineering, rebate application, installation and commissioning

Health Centre – Peerless Trout First Nation

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The 57.7 kW DC solar array consisted of 156 solar modules installed on six individual pitched roof faces at various orientations.

The system also utilized five Fronius solar inverters with monitoring system. This project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule with no loss time injuries or medical aids.

Services Provided: Design, permitting, engineering, rebate application, installation and commissioning

Elders Lodge – Alexander First Nation

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The 44.4 kW DC solar array consisted of two sub arrays.

120 solar modules installed on the southwest facing roof and 120 solar modules installed on the southeast facing roof. The system utilized four Fronius solar inverters with monitoring system. This project was one of four solar PV installation projects that Generate Energy installed consecutively for the community of Alexander First Nation (98 kW in total). All projects were completed on budget and on schedule with no loss time injuries or medical aids.

Services Provided: Design, permitting, engineering, rebate application, installation and commissioning