Today’s mechanical systems are increasingly complex. Heating systems, cooling systems, heat recovery ventilation, plumbing, and electronic control systems become completely integrated. Our start-to-finish integrated design approach considers all factors to deliver the best integrated system to suit your project’s specific needs including conventional, geothermal, VRF and other technologies
Why choose SCMI for integrated design consulting?
SCMI’s owners and estimators focus on project objectives and to seek out the information required to select the best system for our clients. Buildings are complex. Are electric furnaces, or a central VRF/Geothermal hybrid system the best option for your project? Central building HRV, or individual suite HRVs? Wading through all this information can be challenging, which is why we candidly share costs on all these options with owners, engineers and architects to ensure our client gets the best overall system for their needs.
Thorough research and review.
Before construction begins, we meet with all stakeholders to review your project, your budget, your expected operational efficiency, and your mechanical configuration options — including conventional and geothermal.
Custom-tailored service solutions.
We are committed to providing long-term solutions. Many of our commercial and industrial customers leverage a planned service contract for the best possible preventative maintenance program for your equipment.
When it comes to mechanical design, nothing is off the table.
We compile energy reports, provide real-world data on equipment/labour costs, and fight hard to ensure that the right mechanical system is being designed for the project stakeholders. Some projects require simple electric furnaces, whereas others require high end hybrid geothermal/VRF systems.
Professionals up to the challenge.
Our comprehensive HVAC teams have the talent, experience and drive to overcome any challenges associated with today's HVAC equipment.
Calculated solution options.
We calculate your operational costs and your system payback, while providing you with the environmental impact of your selected design. This helps you select the best system solution for your budget and operational needs.
Niverville Community Resource Centre
SCMI worked as the design/build consultation for Niverville Community Resource Centre. This 99,000-square-foot structure included an indoor iceplex, indoor fieldhouse and in-flooring heating. To accommodate the complex heating and cooling needs, SCMI decided on a large Tempeff® HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system as well as a Waterfurnace® geothermal central plant system to cool the ice.
The Rural Municipality of Ritchot approached Southern Comfort to be part of an installation team for a district geothermal system to tie the arena, fire hall and community centre into a common ground loop. The system would provide the ability to transfer heat from one building to another via the common ground loop, thereby significantly increasing the system coefficient of performance.