FortisBC owned & operated means peace of mind
FortisBC can build, own and operate geoexchange systems for multifamily residential, commercial and industrial developments, reducing operational risk for both you as the developer and end users. We work with qualified experts for preparing the detailed designs for your project and all systems are operated to utility standards.
From the pipes in the ground to the central mechanical equipment, our ownership also alleviates the significant capital investment you would otherwise make in the alternative energy system for your project. This frees up your critical operating capital, letting you reallocate these funds to other key areas of your business. Even if you have already begun to develop your geoexchange system, we can purchase this system subject to a standard due diligence process.
Cost effective & energy efficient
High efficiency is one of the defining characteristics of geoexchange. Heat pump efficiency is measured as a Coefficient of Performance (COP), or the ratio of the output energy to the energy input. A COP of 3.5 means for every kilowatt of electricity needed to operate the heat pump, 3.5 kilowatts of heat energy is delivered.
Many geoexchange systems in Canada achieve a COP of 3.0 or better and this may translate into lower energy costs and reduced CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional heating and cooling systems – a win-win for you and the environment!
Our stable operating and maintenance rates also provide strata corporations and building owners with a degree of insulation from energy price volatility.