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Offline Colin Farquhar

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Heat Recovery/Heat pumps
« on: Jan 18, 2016, 05:49 »
   Something I've been thinking on, given the weather and my recent trip to BC...  How many people out there are working somewhere that utilizes waste heat from cooling for supplemental heat elsewhere?  When I was back home I stopped in and took a look at the False Creek NEU, which seems like a pretty interesting concept.  Once back in MB, I can't help but notice how many plants/buildings are still running cooling towers/fluid coolers in the depths of winter, blasting heat outside that could better be reclaimed-thinking along the lines of using a large water-water heat pump to take that waste heat and bump it up, to be used for feedwater pre-heat, or something along those lines.

Interested to hear what the fine folks here have to say.

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Offline Jason R

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Re: Heat Recovery/Heat pumps
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2016, 19:35 »
Hey @Colin Farquhar ,

Lots of places are doing the geo-thermal heat-pump route in British Columbia.

BCIT has a huge underground energy sync where heat is taken and rejected from.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre has large earth shafts to reject heat. Opening the door to the shafts requires you to have fall arrest on.

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