The Robert is a mixed-use building featuring 70 premium rental units and 14,000 square feet of prime retail space in Vancouver. Completed in the spring of 2015, the studio, one, two and three-bedroom units feature top-of-the-line appliances and balconies or roof decks. They were also designed to have large glass windows to let natural light into the apartments.
Developers wanted a heating system that would offset issues created by the use of expansive glass windows, such as condensation, poor insulation and fluctuating energy loads. They found their answer with Jaga’s Briza convectors. Olympic International installed 152 of the units into ceilings, providing a discrete and functional heating solution. The thinnest fan coil on the market at 4.61 inches, the Briza is a hybrid heating solution that warms rooms in the winter to keep residents comfortable as temperatures and preferences change.
The Briza is a low-mass unit that benefits from low-H20 technology. Because it has very low water volume, it can heat a room far more quickly than traditional fan coils and maintain temperature more accurately, thereby reducing energy consumption and improving overall comfort.
In addition to the convectors’ compact size and efficiency, developers selected the units because they are much quieter than traditional fan coils, producing just 35dBA. This ensures limited disruptions when the units are operating as residents sleep, work and relax.