What do you associate with our dear ol’ Lake Ontario? Ferries. Nude beaches, perhaps. Maybe pollution? Well, what about air conditioning?
Toronto boasts one of North America’s largest district energy systems, which uses a Deep Lake Water Cooling System running from Lake Ontario to cool buildings throughout the downtown core. District energy systems produce steam, hot water or chilled water at a central plant that is then redistributed to buildings in a given geographic area – producing huge efficiencies in the process. As you might expect, deep lake cooling is way more energy efficient than conventional air conditioning – reducing energy usage by nearly 75%!
For an inside peek for how this epic model of sustainable energy production works, come check out the next Civic Salon taking place the Enwave Energy Corporation’s John Street Pumping Station.
Date: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8pm *we are going to grab drinks + food afterwards, location TBD
Meeting Spot: Steam Whistle Brewery lobby – 255 Bremner Blvd
Daniel Engelberg will be our fabulous tour guide. He is an Account Specialist at Enwave and helps to troubleshoot heating and cooling issues and manages energy efficiency projects and initiatives at all customer sites. He has been working for Enwave for almost 3 years now and has given this tour to many different groups, including a Brazilian TV station for a segment on a TV show that has more viewers than the Super Bowl. He’s now on T-shirts everywhere in South America!
Can’t make this one? Don’t worry. The Civic Salon will be organizing bi-monthly(ish) visits to exciting places just like this. So stay tuned.