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Union Gas presents $20K incentive to City of Guelph, ON for use of HVAC system

November 29, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

(Left to right) Ed Carney, partner, at Kilmer Environmental; Angelo Tassone, recreation supervisor of facilities operations for Guelph; and Ian Dunbar, commercial/industrial account manager for Union Gas Limited.

 The City of Guelph, ON has received a $20,572 utility incentive from Union Gas Ltd. for specifying the use of energy recovery HVAC dehumidification equipment in the Victoria Road Recreation Centre.

Manufactured by Seresco Dehumidifiers, the NP-50 Protocol HVAC dehumidifier qualified the city for the Union Gas Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program.

The 50-ton dehumidifier heats, cools and dehumidifies the 22,500-square-foot natatorium area of the centre, which features a 50-metre competition and 25-metre teaching pool.

Toronto-based consulting engineer firm, Smith + Andersen, led the custom engineering design team and Brenner Mechanical Inc., based in Waterloo, ON, was the installing contractor.

“The use of state-of-the-art heat recovery dehumidification equipment has significantly increased our energy efficiency while also providing Guelph citizens with a much-improved indoor air quality and comfort in the indoor pool area,” said Bryan Ho-Yan, corporate energy program manager for the City of Guelph.

The city expects it will save an estimated 3.6 million cu. ft. in annual gas savings compared to the previous system, according to bin data provided by Kilmer Environmental, a Mississauga, ON-based manufacturer’s representative for Seresco.

Energy savings are generated mainly from recovering compressor waste heat to provide pool water heating, and from using exhaust air to preheat incoming outdoor air.

The previous HVAC design consisted of supply and exhaust ventilation air handlers. www.guelph.ca



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