Fēnix Energy Joins Green Building Experts in Making Vancouver a UN Global Centre of Excellence
On foot of the United Nations endorsing Passive House as a global standard, came the stark reminder of the importance of making buildings better. Actively involved in this space is Vancouver-based Fēnix Energy. The clean technology company is growing a reputation by working with developers and municipalities to create the greenest cities across North America one high-rise at a time. With new multi-million dollar contracts signed this quarter, Fēnix is also actively adding to the sustainable building stock of the Greater Vancouver skyline.
“To quote UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammad, ‘Buildings are responsible for 32% of global energy consumption and a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions. Improving the sector’s performance is critical for climate action.’” commented Adrian Ryan, Director, Fēnix Energy.
Vancouver developers, utilities and commercial real estate investors are acutely aware of the challenge and opportunity,” Adrian continued. “We are supporting several local projects; managing the design, construction, ownership and operation of high-rise developments as thermal energy assets. In short, we capture and reuse the energy that’s generated and unfortunately all too often wasted. It is proving very successful. We’ve negotiated numerous multi-million dollar contracts in 2017 and expect to partner on more before the year is out.
Adrian concluded, “Initiatives from Passive House, LEED, International Well Building Institute, the Canadian and US Green Building Councils, Rocky Mountain Institute, and United Nations, are vital for increasing not only the profile of green engineering but the returns for community, economy and environment.”
About Fēnix Energy www.fenixenergy.com
Founded in 2010 with a vision to create the greenest cities across North America one building at a time, Fēnix Energy is growing a reputation among developers, municipalities and utilities for leading the delivery of thermal energy solutions. By upgrading the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems of high-rise buildings (new or old), Fēnix turns developments into Thermal Energy Assets that harvest, store and trade energy. The company’s systems accommodate many thermal tie-ins like water heat recovery, solar, geo-exchange and biomass. Solutions are completely scalable; working for a single building, multiple buildings within a development (Network Energy System®), or across a city (Eco-District). Fēnix Energy helps create a win for the environment and the bottom line; making the business case for investing in renewables an undeniable one.
Linda Ryan, Operations Manager