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Enwave Geothermal Community Energy System

Strategic Area

Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities

Status

Active

Partners

City of Markham
Mattamy Homes
Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Fund

Green Infrastructure

Year

2018

GI Contribution

$ 350,000

Project Total

$ 818,367

Location

Markham, ON

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Enwave Energy Corporation

Lead Proponent

Enwave Energy Corporation

Project Objectives

This front-end engineering detailed (FEED) study will focus on the geothermal design elements of a low-carbon Community Energy System (CES) to supply up to 340 residential homes.

The project will study the application of an ambient district energy system to supply homes with geothermal heating and cooling. On-site renewable electricity generation is proposed to be incorporated into the community via the local electric utility.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage are also considered to bring the site to a net-zero energy performance level.

Expected Results

The project expects to accelerate the development of net-zero energy systems, drive down the cost of green infrastructure and reduce energy consumption by 61% on a per-home basis through individual home performance combined with the Community Energy System.

It also expects to provide a transferrable model for integrating geothermal infrastructure into community development.

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