Case Study: SHARC Sewage Heat Recovery System

May/June 2014
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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April 30, 2014
What if you could save all the energy going down the drain in a multifamily building? The Sewage SHARC system is designed to do that. SHARC stands for sewer heat recovery, and the system has been proven effective in the apartments and common areas for residents of the Seven35 Building in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The city of Vancouver gave the builders a density bonus of additional units allowed due to the inclusion of a wastewater heat recovery system, making it possible for the building to hold 60 apartments. The SHARC system is generally feasible for buildings with 100 or more units, but in this case it proved effective in a smaller building.

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