Beaverbank School

An eighties-era school in the Halifax Municipality of Nova Scotia

The Challenge

Ecopilot® was integrated with the existing HVAC system at the Beaverbank Elementary School, operated by the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.  The project aimed to modernize the school, reduce its energy consumption and improve the internal climate for student and teachers. Ecopilot®    immediately went to work to automatically revise the heating strategy and take continuous advantage of the thermal properties of the building.

ClientHalifax Regional School Board
area3 130 m2
buildingBeaver Bank Elementary School
structureBrick
locationBeaver Bank, Nova Scotia
Type of BuildingSchool
year of construction1988
ECOPILOT® installation2016
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The Results

With Ecopilot®’s Artificial Intelligence, the software continuously estimates the property’s optimal energy operating mode by taking into account internal temperature data, external weather impact and thermal storage capacity. The property, managed by Halifax Regional Centre for Education, has achieved  a more comfortable environment through reduced energy usage.

FINANCIAL SAVINGS
  • 60% Yield on investment
  • 1.7 Years Return on investment
ENERGY SAVINGS

The following improvements have been documented after Ecopilot® installation.

  • 31% Heating
  • 34% Electricity
INCREASED AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
  • 20.6ºC WITH ECOPILOT® 19.4ºC BEFORE
Reduced Carbon Emissions

This installation has reduced carbon emissions by the equivalent of the examples shown below.

  • 35 Tonnes of CO2 / year
  • 7.4 Cars off the road
  • 37,700 Lbs of coal burned