In total, the measures have affected 50,000 m² of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science’s premises, which occupy 60% of the campus. Result: about $300,000 in savings each year in heating costs, according to Jérôme Conraud. “But improvements are continuing and we are going to save more as we optimize the configuration,” he says. These are significant savings, not to mention the initial grants of $90,000 for implementing efficiency measures and $45,000 for recommissioning the mechanical systems.
“Even without the grants, we would have opted for natural gas since, based on a detailed study of the various scenarios, a natural gas low-temperature warm water network was shown to be the most logical solution. Natural gas is affordable and it can easily be connected to renewable sources like solar or geothermal energy, which we are planning to develop in the future,” he added.
“Énergir assisted us a lot in this project, both the Sales Team for help in optimizing our accounts management, and the DATECH Group for their technical support and for seeking grants.”
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