HTS Ontario to supply two Wastewater Energy Transfer systems to housing complex in Ottawa

June 17, 2022
The PIRANHA WET system is an electrical hot water system, which will enable the housing complex to derive thermal energy from wastewater and use this energy for hot water production at an average predicted year-round efficiency of 400%

Energy efficiency firm HTS Ontario, a representative of SHARC Energy products, has been selected to provide two PIRANHA T15 Wastewater Energy Transfer (WET) systems for installation at a new housing complex in Ottawa, Ontario.

This is the second PIRANHA site in Ottawa. The two units are expected to ship in the fourth quarter.

The PIRANHA WET system is an electrical hot water system, which will enable the housing complex to derive thermal energy from wastewater and use this energy for hot water production at an average year-round efficiency of 400%. 

HTS Director, Canadian Operations, Paul Pilutti explained that wastewater from buildings is an untapped resource for the HVAC industry.

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SHARC Energy CEO Lynn Mueller added, “Ottawa buildings are responsible for approximately 46% of community greenhouse gas emissions and we are proud to support the owners of the housing complex achieve their sustainability goals while helping the city achieve theirs.”

The WET system is capable of supporting the City of Toronto’s Wastewater Energy Transfer Program, aimed at reducing approximately 200,000 tons of GHG emissions per year.

The WET system has already been installed in Vancouver’s False Creek Neighborhood Energy Utility, D.C Water Administrative Building in Washington, D.C. and the National Western Center. Nearly 30 installations have been completed or are underway in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia.