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Noventa Energy Partners to cut pollution at Toronto Western Hospital


Environment

April 19, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

The Government of Canada announced approximately $3.3 million for Noventa Energy Partners to cut pollution at the Toronto Western Hospital using innovative technology.

The new system will provide clean energy to Toronto Western Hospital, using recovered heat extracted from wastewater and the sewage system. This project will supply about 85 per cent of the hospital’s heating and cooling needs and will help it save on energy costs.

Over the lifetime of this project, the Toronto Western Hospital will see a cumulative reduction of about 169,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to removing approximately 52,000 cars off the road for one year.

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“In addition to the significant energy and environmental benefits, this project will provide meaningful operating cost savings for the hospital and over 500 person years of employment to help our economy recover from COVID-19,” said Dennis Fotinos, CEO, Noventa Energy Partners. “It will also be an early warning system to help us respond quicker to future pandemics as the wastewater will be monitored and tested for pathogens and other harmful toxins.”

The federal funding comes from the partnerships stream of the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Challenge.