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KINSMEN RAVINE ESTATES
NEWTON KINSMEN HOUSING SOCIETY

11030, RAVINE ROAD, SURREY, BC, V3T 5S2

BC HOUSING

ENERGY STUDY REPORT

SEPTEMBER 2018

Background Description of Facility, Hardware
and Systems

5 BACKGROUND DESCRIPTION OF FACILITY, HARDWARE AND SYSTEMS

5.1 Overview

5.1.1 Facility Description

Figure 1: Kinsmen Ravine aerial view

Facility Kinsmen Ravine Estates is a multi-unit residential building with
underground parkade and children daycare facility. This energy study
focuses on daycare building and underground parkade.

Description: Kinsmen Ravine facility has one (1) daycare building, sixteen (16) 2-
bedroom units, eight (8) 3-bedroom units, four (4) 4-bedroom units,
and two (2) 3-bedroom handicap units. The underground parking is
located in the south-west corner of the facility.

Facility Age: Kinsmen Ravine Estates was built in 1993.

Facility Size: The daycare building and underground parking have a total area of
approximately 15,287 ft².

Type of Use: The daycare facility operates 7 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday year-
round.

Structure: Concrete and wooden framed structure.

Background Description of Facility, Hardware
and Systems

Heating and
Ventilation
System:

Heating and Ventilation – Space heating and ventilation is provided by
one (1) forced air furnace unit located in the storage area of the
building. The unit has capacity of 100,000 Btu/hr.

Physical
Condition:

In general, mechanical equipment are at the end of their economical
life.

Envelope: The building envelope of Kinsmen Ravine Estate is in average condition.

Occupancy: The projected occupancy of the building is the same as the present
occupancy as no changes are planned.

5.1.2 Facility Utility Accounts and Rates

In this building, tenants pay for their own electricity and natural gas use. The society pays
for the utilities for daycare building and underground parking.

The utility rates used to calculate energy savings throughout this report are as follows:

5.1.2.1 Electricity

Consumption charge: $0.1173/kWh (BC Hydro – Small General Service Rate)

5.1.2.2 Gas

Consumption charge: $5.822/GJ (FortisBC – Natural Gas Rate 2)

Background Description of Facility, Hardware
and Systems

5.2 Mechanical Systems

5.2.1 Heating and Ventilation System –Daycare Building

Space heating and ventilation to the daycare building is provided by one (1) “Rheem” gas
fired forced air furnace unit located in the storage room. The conditioned air is supplied to
corridors and rooms through a discharge grille located throughout the building. The unit is
original to the