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Solar Wall Feasibility Study

posted on 7:18 PM, July 6, 2016

Project Leader: Ted Spearin

The study will determine the technical and economic feasibility of using a solar wall renewable energy source on commercial buildings in the interior of BC to decrease fossil fuel consumption. Healthcare facilities constitute the largest commercial building sector in BC. All air used for hospital ventilation needs to be 100% outside air and must be heated to 25 degrees Celcius, a process that uses fossil fuels such as natural gas, propane or fuel oil. The heated, conditioned air is then 100% exhausted to atmosphere. If solar walls are found to be feasible, they could be used to preheat hospital air with a renewable energy source.

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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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