Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA
Products Used: Chillers, Controls, Sensors, Building Automation, Heat Pumps,
Services Used: Energy Analysis & Monitoring, Intelligent Services, Energy Management & Controls,
- 1.35 Million ft² of heating add cooling needs supplied
- 8,400 Tons of carbon dioxide emissions reduced per year
- 1.8 Billion kilowatt-hours of total energy supplied to the Hospital
The Wastewater Energy Transfer™ system supplies 90 percent of the 1.5 million sq.ft. hospital’s heating and cooling needs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 8,400 tons a year. To put it into perspective, cutting 8,400 tons of carbon dioxide is the equivalent of taking more than 1,800 cars off the road each year.
The total energy supplied to the Hospital from the 19MW WET™ system will amount to 1.8 billion kilowatt-hours. The WET™ system has a capacity of over 2,400 tons of cooling and over 33,000 MBH of heating from the Trane heat pumps. The project, financed by Noventa, has received financial support from the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund and the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
"We look forward to implementing this record-breaking solution with Trane and our other partners to support UHN in their commitment to deliver a healthier world through a more sustainable environment. With a reduction of 8,400 tons of GHG emissions per year, this project will really play its part in creating that healthier world,” said Cam Quinn, Senior Project Manager at Noventa.
“This innovative solution aligns with our commitment to sustainability and patient- and planet-centered care, and we look forward to its positive impact,” said Ed Rubenstein, Director of Environmental Compliance, Energy, and Sustainability at UHN.
“We’re excited to be part of the team with Noventa implementing this collaborative effort,” said Lukas Glaspell, Account Manager for Trane. “This truly provides a true win-win for all involved – most importantly for the hospital and ultimately its patients and the planet.”
1 “Bringing embodied carbon upfront,” World Green Building Council, 2019 Report on Advancing Net Zero