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.
CLIENT

Halifax Regional School Board

AREA
3 130 m2
BUILDING

Beaver Bank Elementary
School

STRUCTURE

Brick

LOCATION

Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia

TYPE OF BUILDING

School

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION

1988

ECOPILOT® INSTALLATION

 2016

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.

34

Tonnes of CO2 / year

7.4

Cars off the road

37,700

Lbs coal burnt