Canada

  • Solar Water for Car Washes (2003)

    This brochure is a case study of the Sonoco Car Wash in Markham, ON Canada, and that company’s experience with solar thermal water heating. Each year, an individual car wash such as this one in Canada releases 30 tons of CO2 emissions due to the use of natural gas in their...

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  • Solar Thermal Community Action – Canada (2008)

    This is an action manual presented by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) presented in 2008. The manual follows an agenda which starts with the solar thermal basics and applications and moves on to why solar thermal energy can succeed in Canada. It mentions the...

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  • Solar Thermal Case Study: Shouldice Hospital (2012)

    This case study was written by by Gemco Solar. It profiles a solar thermal water heating and air cooling and heating system they installed on the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

    Displacing a natural gas and electric based system,...

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  • Canada Shines With Solar Expertise (2010)

    This paper was released by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2010. The Vancouver Olympic Games showed large-scale success of solar thermal energy in Canada. Solar thermal modules supplied energy that supplied the Vancouver Olympic Village buildings and utilized...

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  • City of Victoria: Solar Hot Water Ready (2012)

    This document was created and published by the city of Victoria, Canada. It provides information on solar thermal water heating and its benefits for new home builders in the area of. According to the document, electric water heating in a home accounts on average for about 25%...

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  • Solar Trends in Canada: Linking Demand to the Supply Chain (2010)

    This document was created and published by David Eisenbud of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).  It reports on Canada’s energy situation and how solar thermal fits into the mix. Canada does not have a comprehensive national renewable energy plan,...

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  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative of the Month: Town of Okotoks (2012)

    This report was created and published by the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP). It highlights an important and successful greenhouse gas reduction project from the town of Okotoks, the Drake Landing Solar Community.

    In 1998, the town of Okotos, Canada adopted a sustainable community...

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  • Solar Heating Entry Level Learning Objectives (2011)

    This following is a document from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) that lays out potential “Learning Objectives” for an entry level solar thermal installer certification course. The document identifies 6 main areas of learning, and gives an outline...

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  • Solar Air Heating for Municipal Facilities (2003)

    This case study focuses on the City of Toronto Vehicle Maintenance Garage and their switch to a solar thermal air heating system.

    The garage hosts the town’s garbage trucks and other work vehicles, so there was a need to both ensure airflow, and because of the cold temperatures of Toronto...

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  • Active and Passive Solar for multi-unit residential buildings (2003)

    This document is about an EcoCité apartment development in Montreal, Canada. Along with the solar thermal applications that the apartment building utilizes, the whole design of the structure was created with sustainability in mind. It is located directly by public transit and was...

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  • Laundromat Needs Create Thriving Solar Thermal Business (2008)

    This case study was written by Mondial Energy. It follows the company’s change from originally being a laundromat with a solar thermal hot water heating system to a successful solar thermal company.

    Alex Winch, owner of Mondial Energy, originally had purchased and operated a laundromat in...

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