Three Times Our Building Automation Technology Company Saved The Day
Published on: January 30, 2024
Building automation companies work hard to avert disaster every day. Whether it’s acting fast in a crisis or working to prevent one, here are three times Kimco’s commercial building automation, HVAC, and electrical experts saved the day.
Technologies are always running behind the scenes to make your life easier, especially in the building automation, HVAC, and electrical world. The fact that we don’t notice them is a good thing: these everyday comforts should be out of sight and out of mind. But when there’s a hiccup—that’s when our electrician and commercial building automation contractors get to really shine. Here are three times Kimco saved the day:
Preserving heritage while lowering costs: Mirabel Vineyards
When this small-scale winery in the Okanagan wanted to expand its operations with an on-site tasting room and retail space in an existing heritage timber structure on the vineyard grounds. The costs of meeting modern building requirements and providing power to the space quoted with FortisBC were astronomical.
By working with FortisBC and coming up with creative solutions, our HVAC and electrical contractors in Kelowna were able to:
- Lower costs substantially for the winery
- Help maintain the heritage features and aesthetics of the building
- Provide the same considerations for the building’s HVAC systems
Learn more about how Kimco helped save costs and retain aesthetics for Mirabel Vineyards.
Heating and cooling malfunction at 40°C: Pushor Mitchell Lawyers
While a replacement part for the air conditioning system at Pushor Mitchell Lawyers in Kelowna was on order, the unthinkable happened: the compressor blew during a 40-plus degree Celsius heatwave.
Thankfully, Pushor Mitchell was an early adopter of DDC building automation. Drawing on their intimate knowledge of the building’s commercial HVAC controls, Kimco’s DDC controls experts sprung into action, applying a number of creative solutions until the replacement part arrived two weeks later, including:
- Adjustments to the building automation systems
- A temporary sprinkler system on condenser coils to prevent circuit overloading.
Learn more about how Kimco remained agile during a heatwave crisis.
Disruption-free critical safety upgrades: Nav Canada
The Nav Canada air traffic control tower in Kamloops was in dire need of equipment upgrades. Failure of the current equipment could be disastrous. At the same time, avoiding any disruption to building services was of the utmost importance—even temperature.
Using the latest technology and with zero impact on operations, Kimco provided a complete control system replacement, including:
- Web-based software and system hardware, serving HVAC plant and zone control and backed up by a UPS system
- Supply and installation of a refrigerant, natural gas, and carbon monoxide leak detection system
- Utility metering
Learn more about how Kimco helped the air traffic control tower in Kamloops stay on track.
Building automation companies save the day
Though you may not realise it, building automation companies are out here averting disaster on a daily. Our commercial building automation, HVAC, and electrical contractors are on hand to help in a crisis or to prevent one from ever happening with preventative maintenance solutions. Get in touch to see what Kimco can do for your business.
Work with a people-first company that’s on the cutting edge of building automation, HVAC, and electrical technology in the Thompson-Okanagan. See how Kimco can help.
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