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Project Spotlight: Blatchford District Energy Sharing System

Client: City of Edmonton Project Duration: 2014 – Ongoing Pinchin Team: Mechanical Engineering Group What is a District Energy Sharing System? District Energy is a way to provide heating or…

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Why the IEA Pathway to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Should Include 5th Generation District Energy Systems

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently published a report entitled “Net Zero by 2050 – A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector” that has caused some ripples within the industry and construction sectors. We thought it was worthwhile to pick out some of the highlights in the report as they relate to the commercial and residential sector. One of the key takeaways is that 50% of heating demand is to be provided by heat pumps by 2045. A great way for efficiently implementing heat pumps is through 5th Generation District Energy (also known as Ambient-temperature District Energy), pioneered by Pinchin.

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Available Grants for Energy Audits & Upgrades in British Columbia

As part of Canada’s demand to drive down Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by the year 2030, Pinchin Ltd’s Mechanical Engineering Design group in British Columbia has been helping municipalities take advantage of some of the energy audit and upgrade grants being offered by the BC Utilities, BC Hydro and Fortis BC.

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