UOIT Geothermal Energy System Tour

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22 September

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

University of Ontario Institute of Technology


UOIT Geothermal Energy System Tour

UOIT is home to Canada’s largest geothermal system (and the second largest in North America), a 1,500-ton Borehole Thermal Energy Storage System (BTESS) that sits hidden beneath the 7,500 square-metre quad at the centre of the complex. The system not only provides clean energy for use at UOIT but also an excellent living lab space for students studying energy systems. The installation is made up of more than 370 bore holes (180 metres deep), which are used to heat and cool the campus buildings. Water circulates through the underground network of 150 km of polypropylene piping to link each building to a central heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) plant.

UOIT is opening its doors to showcase the geothermal system to community members and students on Friday September 22nd, 2017 starting at 2:30pm. Our experts, Doug Crossman, Manager of Mechanical Systems and Energy and Stephen Cassar, Building Environmental Technologist will tour you to the tunnel where you will be able to see and ask questions about the mechanical systems responsible for the smooth operation of this green energy technology.

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