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2022 #CCEawards Showcase: Blatchford District Energy System – Phase 1

By District Energy posted 11-09-2022 21:37


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With the closure of Edmonton’s city centre airport, the municipal government sought to develop an environmentally friendly community in the area. Associated Engineering (AE) collaborated with the city to design the Blatchford neighbourhood’s district energy sharing system. Powered by renewable energy for heating, cooling and hot water, it will be the largest system of its kind in Canada, with homes using heat pumps to share unused energy, thus reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Blatchford’s district energy sharing system began serving residential customers in September 2020. Current projections suggest the system will eventually produce more than 90% of its thermal energy output using a combination of renewable heat exchange technologies.

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