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Site Visit: Heat Reclamation at Vancity’s Headquarters

  • Where: Vancity Credit Union head office
  • When: Friday, May 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Transportation: Participants will depart the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver with a guide and walk to Vancity’s head office. The walk takes approximately 25 minutes. Following the site visit, the guide will return participants to the Four Season Hotel Vancouver.

Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union, is saving energy and money through smart heat recovery measures at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver.
Tour this award-winning heat recovery system with the engineer who designed it, Scott Sinclair of SES Engineering. Since January 2015, this Heat Reclaim project has achieved a 97% reduction in annual gas consumption, a 75% reduction in GHG emissions, and 35% in domestic hot water needs. All this with a payback of 6.3 years. It’s not business as usual to use a heat recovery chiller in this manner but there are exciting opportunities for broader applications in the future.

For more information, see SES Consulting’s project webpage.

(image credits: The Globe & Mail)