Greenhouse gas reduction and energy sharing between buildings
Projected 400 tons of carbon savings with planned expansion
Working with Provincial Health Authority's Energy and Environmental Sustainability (EES) group, WSP was in the beginning stages of adding heat pumps for active heat recovery from a specific source to a specific load. The EES group was also working on the EcoEnergy Project and based on the recommendation to use a TGH as the lowest cost carbon saving option, they expanded the WSP original scope of work to a holistic program which will yield more initial carbon savings and be expandable for future carbon savings as budgets become available.
The TGH that is being added to the central thermal energy plant in the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics building serves a block of buildings which is collectively part of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Initially the system will save 400 tons of carbon just at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics building with a planned expansion to eliminate 80% of the carbon from the remaining block of buildings.