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Currently under construction, the Marine Gateway on Canada Line in Vancouver, B.C. has been called a “game-changing development” by PCI Development’s Vice President and Partner. Scheduled to open in winter 2015, Marine Gateway will be Vancouver’s newest mixed-use, transit-oriented development featuring 415 condominiums, 46 rental apartments, 240,000 square feet of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold office space and 220,000 square feet of retail. The high-rise residences will encompass two towers, each totalling 56 storeys tall.
With sustainability a key focus for the project, developers needed a heating system to meet a high level of energy-efficiency for the residential units. They also required a solution that could work with the onsite district energy system—meaning it must function at low water temperatures. Lastly, they wanted a solution that was compact and unimposing in the living spaces, but powerful enough to provide lasting comfort in the varying Vancouver climate.
To meet the needs of the Marine Gateway residences, developers will install thousands of Jaga’s Strada Dynamic Boost Effect (DBE) heating units throughout the two towers. The Strada DBEs will be installed in every residential room, providing even greater power and efficiency. The units will work perfectly in conjunction with the onsite district energy system to help reduce each resident’s overall energy consumption.
The Strada DBE unit features a sleek front and a sturdy, vertically lined grille. Since the unit operates at low-water temperatures, it is able to react quickly to temperature changes, allowing residents to stay comfortable while encouraging energy efficiency for a more sustainable city.
“The heating system used in this project showcases the amount of a power a small solution can produce,” said Cyrus Kangarloo, Jaga engineer and HVAC system advisor. “Incorporating the Strada DBE units at Marine Gateway shows how seamlessly our products work with other energy efficient systems.”