Sustainable Design

At Vital, we have a proven track record in Sustainable Design not only from a technical standpoint but have also implemented a wide variety of alternative energy systems in numerous applications. Vital is continuously active in fostering the advancement of the alternative energy industry. Vital has been awarded with technology awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and has continued involvement in industry organizations such as The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscience in Alberta (APEGA) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Our LEED accredited and experienced professionals apply sustainable building practices to all aspects of our business. At Vital, we believe when values or economics are favorable, sources of renewable energy should be utilized with the objective of eliminating or significantly reducing a building's need for non renewable carbon-based energy.

In support of project objectives, we can provide the following Sustainable Design Services at competitive rates: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design and optimization, Indoor air quality and assessment (IAQ)Geothermal energy systems, Ventilation heat recovery, Humidity control and recovery, Ventilation zone control, Water use minimization (downcycling and heat recovery), Constant core temperature, Forced air, Radiant heating and cooling, Chilled beams, Solar thermal, Phase change materials, Fenestration optimization (building envelope design as part of HVAC strategy), Lighting strategies and design, Energy savings analysis, Building structure and envelope (walls, roof, foundation), Landscaping for energy optimization (rain water harvesting, strategic shading, green roofs, etc.), Solar photovoltaic (electricity), Underground thermal energy storage, LEED® project documentation controls, Micro power generation and micro utility application assistance, Net-Zero energy buildings

                       

                                                  Photo Captions (Top Right): The ASHRAE Regional Award Winning

                                                  Brentwood Net Zero Housing Complex.

                                                  Photo Captions (Bottom Centre): Solar Panel Design on roof of

                                                  ASHRAE Award Winning Ericksen Infiniti Dealership