Cogswell Tower

A 14-story tower located within a busy shopping complex.

The Challenge

Crombie REIT strives to make environmental sustainability a part of their everyday decision-making and recognized that Ecopilot® could play a significant role in achieving that. As a result, they installed Ecopilot® to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as improve the internal climate of the facility. Cogswell Tower is BOMA Best Gold Certified and holds a BOMA Nova Scotia Award of Excellence.

ClientCrombie REIT
area204,013 ft2
buildingCogswell Tower
structureConcrete
locationHalifax, NS
Type of BuildingOffice
year of construction1970
ECOPILOT® installation2018

Lowering our HVAC operating cost and providing a stable indoor temperature is extremely important to our existing and prospective clients. Substantial decline in client temperature complaints reduces the man hours needed to correct these issues.

Pat Poirier, Manager of Engineering & Sustainability

The Results

A simplification of the establishment and its installed systems resulted in lower energy consumption and reduced installation and maintenance costs. In addition, a higher level of comfort was attained for those who spend time on the premises. Ecopilot® now utilizes the building’s thermal inertia to prevent simultaneous heating and cooling actions.

Lowering our HVAC operating cost and providing a stable indoor temperature is extremely important to our existing and prospective clients. Substantial decline in client temperature complaints reduces the man hours needed to correct these issues.

Pat Poirier, Manager of Engineering & Sustainability
FINANCIAL SAVINGS
  • 24.29% In cost savings
ENERGY SAVINGS

The following improvements have been documented after Ecopilot® installation.

Measured September 2018 to September 2019

  • 22% Heating
  • 33% Electricity
REDUCED CARBON EMISSIONS

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

Measured September 2018 to September 2019

  • 883 Tonnes of CO2 / year
  • 187 Cars on the road
  • 965,168 Lbs of coal burnt