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Noventa Energy delivers the world’s largest wastewater energy transfer project at Toronto Western Hospital


Provider of technology alternatives for heating and cooling buildings Noventa Energy Partners announced today the delivery of the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project at Toronto Western Hospital.

Accordingly, this $38 million project had the part-funding of the Government of Canada and Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB). Moreover, it will generate enough thermal energy to supply 90% of the hospital’s heating and cooling requirements.

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Noventa Energy on delivering the world’s largest wastewater energy transfer project

Today, heating and cooling buildings technology provider Noventa Energy announced it delivered the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project. In fact, this installation is located at Toronto Western Hospital and uses raw municipal wastewater from a sewer to supply 90% of the hospital’s heating and cooling requirements.

Therefore, Noventa Energy helped the hospital reduce its carbon emissions by a quarter of a million tonnes.  

“Wastewater is an untapped renewable energy source that is underutilized in North America. In fact, it has the potential to supply over 350 billion kilowatt-hours of low carbon thermal energy. Moreover, it can to heat and cool our buildings to help us meet our climate change commitments,” said Dennis Fotinos, CEO of Noventa. 

Thus, “we are delighted to partner with University Health Network to deliver the largest raw wastewater energy transfer project in the world at Toronto Western Hospital. Notably, this is one of the first projects of this scale to use raw municipal wastewater from a sewer to provide low carbon heating and cooling to a building. Besides, it serves as a testament to what can be done if we are prepared to challenge convention and reimagine energy to build a more sustainable future for all.”

Indeed, Noventa Energy will use patented HUBER ThermWin®️ technology (for which it is the exclusive North American distributor). Besides, the company will use its proprietary DFSCTM process.

The benefits

Accordingly, the provider will leverage this technology to harvest the energy in raw municipal wastewater flowing through a sewer. Hence, it will aid the hospital with a source of clean, renewable energy.

Moreover, over the next 30 years, Noventa Energy ’s wastewater energy transfer technology is expected to supply 1.8 billion kilowatt-hours of energy to the hospital; approximately 90% of the hospital’s space heating and cooling requirements.

Additionally, the company will reduce the hospital’s carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 tonnes. Finally, the hospital expects the provider to help it save over 141 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. Also, 130 million cubic meters of natural gas, and 1.3 billion liters of cooling water.

In fact, Ryerson University will be working closely with the Company and the University Health Network. Notably, to conduct ongoing research, surveillance, and wastewater sampling on the project. 

Dr. Kevin Smith, President & CEO at University Health Network, said; Our university “has long been a leader in healthcare environmental sustainability locally, nationally, and around the globe. Indeed, that is why we’re excited to work with Noventa on the raw wastewater energy transfer project. Moreover, at UHN, we know climate change is a major threat to health. Thus, this technology allows us to lower GHGs and make our hospitals more resilient.”

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