Case Study

Simon Fraser University
Multiple Townhouses

British Columbia, Canada



$2,157 (CAD)


10,800 kg

The performance of EndoTherm was piloted by Simon Fraser University in four townhouses owned and operated by the University.

Located on the west side of the SFU Burnaby Campus, The Townhouses at SFU provide undergraduate students with community housing. EndoTherm was installed in September 2018 alongside a flush/clean of the system which will also improve the performance of the system.

For each site, a baseline was constructed by normalizing historical consumption from 2017/18 with Heating Degree Days (HDD) at a baseload of 18.5°C. The trendline of this baseline consumption can be used to predict consumption based on the known HDD values for the time periods after EndoTherm was installed.

EndoTherm Simon Fraser University - Example Townhouse Regression Graph

The difference between the predicted and actual recorded consumption can be seen to be the improvement due to the clean/flush and EndoTherm install. The saving each month can be cumulatively summed to get the overall saving over the six month pilot period.


Townhouse Duration (Months) % Saving Financial Saving (CAD)
Quesnel 6 20.76% $816.24
Kitimat 6 12.91% $457.99
Chilcotin 6 16.56% $627.85
Kelowna 6 6.98% $255.89
TOTAL   14.30% AVG $2,157.98 (CAD)

The townhouses have variable occupancy as students and guests come and go. This resulted in every townhouse having different baseline models. This is likely the reason for the lower recorded saving at Kelowna due to the difference in occupancy during the baseline period.



Average Saving:


Total Cash Saving:

$2,157 (CAD)

Total CO2 Saving:

10,800 kg

The results show improvements across all four sites ranging from 6.98% to 20.76% with a mean average of 14.3%. Return on investment is expected to be less than 18 months.


“Simon Fraser University is happy with the results of the pilot. We were eager to see if the product lived up to the hype. The data shows that energy savings were achieved after Endotherm was added. The installation was straight forward and performed by a trained technician.”

Travis Vilac

Energy Specialist, Simon Fraser University


Contact Us

Permission to contact:

BEIC September 2019 Newsletter. EndoTherm success at the University of the Fraser Valley

Following the publishing of the EndoTherm case study at Vancouver Airport (click here) on the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC)'s website. The success of EndoTherm at the...

Case Study Spotlight: 850 King St – Grand River Hospital

Following last weeks spotlight at 200 Rue Montcalm (for more info click here); the first heat pump pilot in North America and first commercial pilot in Quebec, we have the pleasure of...

Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) re-publishes EndoTherm pilot at Vancouver International Airport

The Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) have recently re-published the case study of EndoTherm Pace Chemicals ran at Vancouver Airport. The BEIC was founded in 2016 by a diverse...

Case Study Spotlight: Multivesco

This weeks case study spotlight focuses on the recent success of real estate development company; Multivesco. The proof of concept EndoTherm pilot, run at their head office (200 Rue...

Adey Confirm Compatibility between EndoTherm and MC1 Protector Range

EndoTherm has today confirmed compatibility with Adey's leading line of corrosion inhibitors MC1 Protector and MC1+ Protector. This follows similar approvals from Sentinel and...