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SHARC Energy at Forefront of Alexandria’s Sustainable Mega Campus Initiative

By District Energy posted 10-26-2023 11:12


Globe Newswire


SHARC International Systems Inc. is pleased to provide an update to a previously disclosed project in the heart of Seattle. SHARC Energy is honored to have collaborated with King County, McKinstry and esteemed real estate firm Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. in unveiling a cutting-edge sewer heat recovery system, commonly referred to as a Wastewater Energy Transfer (“WET) system, at the Alexandria Center for Life Science in South Lake Union, Seattle. This initiative clearly demonstrates the benefits of public-private partnerships based on King County's progressive sustainable legislation.
By utilizing the consistent 70-degree wastewater temperature from the sewer system, wastewater treated as a renewable resource offers a sustainable alternative to traditional energy sources. It is anticipated that the SHARC WET system will reduce carbon emissions by an astonishing 99% while providing 70% of the heating needs to the campus compared to a standard laboratory building in Seattle.
A key milestone in the project was when McKinstry connected the County’s century-old main sewer line to Alexandria’s system, demonstrating the feasibility of wastewater energy in urban landscapes. McKinstry's expertise further demonstrates the collective competency propelling this project.