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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.

Read the final report.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

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We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

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Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

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Fraser Basin Council
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