EAS Energy Partners (EAS), a consortium led by Enwave Energy Corporation, announces completion of a landmark renewable energy project partnership for the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Enwave’s “Sewer Heat Recovery system,” an innovative technology that heats and cools buildings with recycled thermal energy from nearby pipelines, will be the largest clean technology system of its kind in North America.
Increasingly, modern campuses, municipalities, and districts are looking for sustainable energy solutions to harness both environmental and economic benefits.
This new district energy technology, custom-built for the National Western Center, an urban campus intended as a year-round global destination for agriculture, western heritage and culture, will help the center meet its ambitious clean energy goals. As Enwave’s first project in this region, it symbolizes the company’s rapid expansion and success in new cities across North America.
Enwave’s novel technology will contribute to the city of Denver’s climate action plan to reduce carbon emissions. Using Enwave’s system, the 250-acre campus will avoid emitting an estimated 2,600 metric tons of carbon (CO2) per year — the equivalent of eliminating 6.6 million vehicle passenger miles driven in Denver annually — and will promote better air quality and health for the surrounding neighborhoods. The benefits of this system include high efficiency, lower capital costs, and a reliable and resilient energy source during outages.
EAS is the National Western Center’s official energy partner. It includes Enwave, the largest core-competency district energy provider in North America, AECOM Technical Services Inc., and Denver-based Saunders Construction. AECOM and Saunders formed a design-build joint venture to design and deliver the project.