Centre of Newton II
Phase II development of Centre of Newton (CON) is a new four storey mixed-use office/retail building with two levels of underground parking constructed on 137th Street off the King George Blvd in Surrey, BC in Mid-2013. The building is comprised of floor plate of 2,415 m2, total building area of 5,743 m2 above grade with the total occupancy load of 561. This is an expansion to the existing CON in the same neighbourhood. The building was designed and constructed as “Core and Shell” and tenant fit-ups would be done after the core completion.
CES Engineering Ltd. acting as a Measurement & Verification (M&V) Consultant and Commissioning Authority for this LEED Silver project is tasked to provide customized energy data collection, monitoring and reporting (Energy Management Information System - EMIS), as well as verifying energy savings and performance. CES was involved with the design and engineering team in an integrated design process to architect the M&V goals, plans and process for LEED EA Credit 5.1 and 5.2, as well as identifying the metering and measurement devices requirements such as BTUs, Air flow, Gas, Water and Electrical meters and zone sensors. During the construction stage CES Engineering has done several site visits and taken care of the M&V components to be installed and complied with the set-out standards and measurement goals.
Sustainable Features and Monitoring of Energy End-Uses
The base building and Tenants M&V plans have been formulated in consistency with Option D (Whole Building Simulation) of the 2003 International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III. Some of the sustainable features included in the building to note are: Geo-exchange heat recovery system, exhaust air heat recovery system, high efficient boiler, dry cooler to enhance the heat recovery process, M&V integration with all electrical, mechanical and control systems with instantaneous realtime data, low-flow water fixtures, high efficient lighting and etc. The M&V system monitors the following building systems and sub-systems:
- Building Heating load
- Building Cooling load
- Central heating plant gas consumption
- Central heat pump loop pumping power consumption
- Supply and exhaust fans power consumption
- Heat recovery system energy
- Ventilation and outdoor air volumes
- Electric duct heaters power consumption
- Domestic cold water usage
- Domestic Hot Water (DHW) power consumption
- Building electrical consumption
- Lighting electrical consumption
- Elevator electrical consumption
CES Engineering Ltd. provides a dedicated EMIS which includes the customized data acquisition system that continuously collects instantaneous energy data from the building electrical/mechanical/control systems. The collected information is automatically uploaded to the off-site database server and used on intuitive software interface for reports and summaries of energy consumptions, operation status and plant efficiencies. The 12 month monitoring period post building occupancy was set to be started after stable operation of building systems. CES is issuing periodic systems performances and energy reports to the Facility group for diagnostic, improvement, O&M and educational purposes.
At the end of 12 month monitoring period, a summary report of system functions and energy consumption will be issued for verification and calibration of the original design building energy model.