Berczy Glen Development

Upon completion, Ontario’s 327-home Berczy Glen development will be the first residential neighborhood in Canada to have its heating and cooling needs met by a central geothermal system. Salas O’Brien designed a net zero carbon system, 3.5 to 4 times more efficient than the conventional natural gas alternatives. Homeowners are expected to see 30-50% reduction in monthly utility bills. The geothermal system consists of 170 vertical loop boreholes, 850’ deep, distributed entirely under neighborhood streets in twelve pods, connected by a two-mile ambient water loop. Circulation pumps serving the loop and individual pods are housed in subgrade vaults, eliminating visible infrastructure. The system will be maintained by Enwave Energy Corporation, demonstrating the feasibility of community-scale geothermal systems for Berczy Glen developers, Mattamy Homes.

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Enwave Energy Corporation