Timbercreek Asset Management

A global solution implemented seamlessly with deep performance outcomes

  • Outcome-based asset renewal
  • Energy cost savings/avoidance
  • Improved resiliency
  • Improved occupant comfort
  • Improved O&M

Timbercreek’s multi-residential rental property at 1212 Pine Avenue in Montreal was built in the 1970s. The building had numerous operational issues to address: asset renewal needs, tenant discomfort with air quality, water leakage, and expensive energy bills. Timbercreek partnered with Ecosystem on a deep energy retrofit addressing these multiple issues.

Ecosystem implemented the retrofit within a tight timeframe and with minimal disruption to tenants. The construction team used clear and friendly communication to coordinate strategic service interruptions, allowing tenants to carry on with their normal activities and access their apartments at their convenience. The solution itself addressed the building’s entire infrastructure and included new high-performance boilers, a heating system converted to natural gas, and heat pumps installed on a mixed water loop.

Today, the building is equipped with state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical infrastructure. The risk of major breakdowns is a thing of the past, and tenant comfort with air quality has greatly improved. Overall performance has significantly improved with an energy bill decreased by 45% and GHG emissions reduced by 50%.

Customized Performance Measures

  • Replacement of heating and cooling systems
  • Installation of new centralized control system
  • Boiler plant upgrade
  • Upgrade of ventilation systems for pool area and corridors
  • Variable-flow pump installation