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Endress+Hauser’s Customer Experience Centre demonstrates environmental leadership by operating on a net-zero energy and carbon basis.

The building demonstrates environmental leadership by operating on a net-zero energy and carbon basis.

The facility was designed to extremely demanding environmental standards. The building generates its own electricity, heat, and cooling. It boasts a reflective roof with double-sided solar panels to generate green power during the day. At night, most electrically powered systems like video monitors will be turned off rather than draw even standby power and the building environment is maintained by heat pumps supplemented by a geothermal system.

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Most of the heating and cooling in Waterloo Region could be done via geoexchange technology because of the area’s unique hydrogeology.

This discovery means the potential of viable geoexchange technology is much greater in the region than previously thought. The two aquifers provide Waterloo Region with a unique opportunity, says Matthew Day, program manager with WR Community Energy, the organization co-ordinating the region’s move to switch to renewable sources of energy.

What do you think? Let us know.

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Geothermal included in a groundbreaking new data centre that will create 30 jobs locally in North Bay Ontario.

Geothermal included in a groundbreaking new data centre that will create 30 jobs locally in North Bay Ontario.
"Our power plants capture the waste heat to generate electricity more efficiently, whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable geothermal cooling systems and heat from the data centre will be utilized to regulate climate within the data centre." stated in a press release by Validus Power Corp.

The North Bay site will enable Hut 8 to generate power using a blend of by-product steam, hydrogen and natural gas along with a secondary geothermal system that ties in the data centre facility.

What do you think of this project? Let us know!

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Geothermal is coming to Downtown Grimsby!

DeSantis Homes and Subterra Renewables will partner to make Century Condos the first of its kind in Grimsby, utilizing a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System.
Century Condos, the landmark building coming to the Grimsby Downtown, will elevate the area in more ways than one.

https://www.grimsby.ca/en/news/geothermal-is-coming-to-downtown-grimsby.aspx

“I am pleased to see DeSantis Homes leading the way in green energy in the Town of Grimsby and hope that others will follow their environmental initiative.” Mayor Jeff Jordan.

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Interesting article about what facility managers need to know about geothermal ground source systems.

As public pressure grows for property owners to reduce their carbon footprint, attention has shifted to renewable energy.

Geothermal systems provide a major environmental opportunity for the nation. Facility managers can play a vital role in exploring that opportunity and determining its implications for their properties.

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This Percy Ellis project which is entirely geothermal is close to completion.

This Percy Ellis project which is entirely geothermal is close to completion.
The building is located at 41 River Street in Toronto. It's located between Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood and the Lower Don Valley.

Several measures have been taken to maximize environmental friendliness. Each unit's utilities will be separately metered for the amount of electricity, gas, and water consumed to encourage energy conservation while keeping monthly costs low for tenants. Geothermal energy is also being used throughout the building—harnessing the heat energy just feet below the ground, and converting it into warm air through the use of geothermal heat pumps—and resulting in big savings on energy costs.

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https://bit.ly/2WnaSPQ

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Going green shaves operating costs and boosts branding for dealers!

Early adopters of green design are Richmond, B.C.-based Auto West BMW and Mini Richmond, which were named "The Most Sustainable BMW Dealership in the World" by the automaker in 2013.

The building uses geothermal heat, has a green roof, a water reclamation system, solar panels and a vertical wind turbine.
For a number of years, the dealership grew vegetables on the roof, which were donated to food banks.

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Check out this article that talks about the HRAI report on GSHPs.

The study was done by Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors.

“For many years, experts in the field have known that ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) offer considerable energy cost savings to Canadians while reducing carbon emissions and contributing to Canada’s fight against climate change. This report clearly shows that, in addition to these savings, the technology has unique attributes that could deliver many billions of dollars in savings to the electricity grid,” said Sandy MacLeod, HRAI president and CEO.

The report found that a reasonably ambitious adoption rate of ground-source heat pumps over the next few decades could save Canadians between $49 and $148 billion in avoided electricity system development investment costs – investments that would otherwise be required as part of the country’s GHG emissions reduction plans.

https://bit.ly/3EG9TLE

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Should Ontario follow Vermont with generous new incentives for homeowners?

Should Ontario follow Vermont with generous new incentives for homeowners?
Great article on Vermont giving incentives to boost Geothermal heat pumps.

Vermont this summer launched an initiative to spur a challenging but potentially crucial market in the state’s decarbonization goals: ground-source heat pumps.

But even with generous new incentives for homeowners, installation is expensive — running upward of $25,000 to $40,000 — and the market is small. Supporters say that while ground-source (also known as geothermal) technology could help New England states achieve their electrification goals, it will take some time to ramp up.

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https://bit.ly/3AgQzlV

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The Financial Post published an article on the rising development charges and insufficient incentives for major municipalities’.

The Financial Post published an article on the rising development charges and insufficient incentives that are stifling some major municipalities’ efforts to encourage developers to build green.

“Geothermal adoption is an integral part of the net-zero recipe at the municipal level,” Matthew Tokarik, president of Subterra Renewable said. “These systems are to the building sector what electric vehicles are to the transportation sector, so we’ve got to find a way to get them into new construction,” Tokarik said.

What do you think should be done? Let us know!

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https://bit.ly/3lkeRVP

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Software and tech giant Microsoft is setting up a large-scale geothermal system to utilize hundreds of wells with heat pumps.

The company says this is likely one of the largest systems like this in North America and with 875 wells drilled it is expected to start operation in 2023.

What do you think? Let us know!

https://bit.ly/2YvaMWT

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News Story Tuesday, September 07, 2021

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚 𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦?

The cost of installing a geothermal system depends on the type of system you choose.

You can have an open or closed loop and it can use forced air, hydronic baseboard or radiant floors for heating and cooling distribution within the building. The initial installation cost is higher than a conventional HVAC system but the operation costs are far lower. For a quote on what it would cost to install a geothermal system in your home or building, visit https://bit.ly/3tBZjiq to find a geothermal contractor near you.

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