Fantech supplied the ventilation system for The Tides in New Brunswick Canada, a stunning riverside residential that strongly valued occupant wellbeing and compliance with national building codes
The Tides Apartment Complex, Canada
Compliance was a critical point of the project as stakeholders had to ensure they strictly adhered to the 2010 Canadian National Building Code (NBC), mandating new buildings be designed to meet specific standards for outdoor air circulation.
All residential units were mandated to ensure an outdoor airflow rate of 0.06 cubic feet per minute (CFM) per square foot. At The Tides, each apartment encompasses an area ranging from 654 to 1,309 square feet, necessitating a minimum outdoor airflow of 80 CFM for the largest units
Fantech was the ventilation partner of choice because of the proven performance of its products and solutions from previous projects.
Riverview, located in New Brunswick, Canada, has earned a reputation as an urban oasis cherished by nature enthusiasts and locals alike. Its name perfectly captures the breathtaking scenery that awaits visitors, with the Petitcodiac River gracefully weaving through and around the city. Embracing the southern edge of the area lies the Acadian Forest, a verdant expanse adorned with a rich variety of coniferous and deciduous trees, ensuring residents are blessed with pristine air quality.
Within the charming confines of Riverview, New Brunswick, a recently constructed apartment complex has emerged. This five-story marvel provides a home to 74 individuals, granting them uninterrupted vistas of the majestic Petitcodiac River. Conveniently situated mere minutes away from the Route 112 and Route 114 highways, residents enjoy effortless access to downtown Moncton, the bustling heart of New Brunswick. Moncton, affectionately known as the "Hub City," owing to its central location in the region and historical significance as a railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes, lies a mere 8-minute drive away for future occupants of The Tides.
Compliance was a critical part of the project. Before securing the Moncton fire chief's seal of approval, Rick Omond, the General Contractor representing Newco Construction for The Tides, ensured that all subcontractors strictly adhered to the 2010 Canadian National Building Code (NBC). Since 2011, the 2010 NBC has served as the legally binding framework for designing new structures in Canada. This code mandates that new buildings be designed to meet specific standards for outdoor air circulation.
In order to satisfy the ventilation requirements outlined in section 126.96.36.199.2 of the NBC, each of the 74 apartment units had to be equipped with its own ventilation system. The pertinent section states,
"...outdoor air shall be supplied to buildings for ventilation purposes in accordance with one of the following Sections of ANSI/ASHRAE 62.1, 'Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality,' as a minimum”.
a) Section 6.2, Ventilation Rate Procedure, excluding the exception stated in Section 188.8.131.52.2 and note H of Table 184.108.40.206….”
Consequently, as per Section 220.127.116.11.2, all residential units were mandated to ensure an outdoor airflow rate of 0.06 cubic feet per minute (CFM) per square foot.
At The Tides, each apartment encompasses an area ranging from 654 to 1,309 square feet, necessitating a minimum outdoor airflow of 80 CFM for the largest units.
Thrive Properties enlisted the expertise of Eric Woodworth from AEC Engineering, who opted to work with Fantech to bring the refreshing essence of the Acadian Forest indoors. “I’m familiar with the HERO product. It’s what I usually go with for these types of installs,” he said.
In total, Fantech supplied 74 units of Fantech's HERO150H-EC ventilation systems.
The innovative devices are designed to effectively expel warm, stagnant air from the main bathroom and kitchen areas while simultaneously introducing tempered fresh air to the main bedroom and living room spaces.
I chose the HERO fresh air appliance because of the high Sensible Recovery Efficiency and the option to integrate a MERV8 filter. This filter will ensure the air from the outdoors is filtered for residents with low-allergy tolerances. Plus, residents will have the opportunity to upgrade to a higher grade filter [MERV13] if they so choose.AEC Engineering