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Enwave Part of First-of-its-Kind Community in Canada

Enwave Energy Corporation is partnering with the City of Markham, Ontario, Canada, and Mattamy Homes Canada to research and design a pilot neighborhood of approximately 300 homes – Berczy Glen – to be served by a community-scale distributed geothermal energy system. The Atmospheric Fund is grant funding design activities.

The pilot neighborhood will become Canada’s largest geothermal net-zero emissions community and have the potential to transform the residential housing market. The community system will provide customers with energy for heating, cooling and domestic hot water. It will be efficiently and reliably maintained, operated and delivered by Enwave Energy Corporation.

“Our goal is to provide superior service to the customer, the residents of Berczy Glen,” said Carlyle Coutinho, President & COO, Enwave Energy Corporation East Region. “Together with our partners, we are introducing an innovative approach to community-building, enhancing residents’ comfort, energy security and experience by putting their needs first. Only through collaboration and partnership with the municipality, the developer, and supporting organizations are we able to develop a new model for low-carbon communities that is scalable and unlocks tremendous value for all.”

Located in north Markham, the community will utilize deep wells up to 250 meters deep to tap into geothermal energy. Underground piping will deliver heating and cooling to each home.

The system’s residential customers will benefit from greater energy efficiency through optimization, reduced maintenance burden and costs, increased comfort, and greater convenience. The greater community will benefit from reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Construction of Berczy Glen is expected to begin in 2020. Upon completion, the model may be applied to future phases of the Mattamy development. The best practices and lessons learned from this unique partnership will help advance geothermal community energy systems across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Enwave Energy Corporation, a private corporation owned by Brookfield Asset Management and its institutional partners, is a fully integrated, sustainable energy services provider with Canadian assets in Toronto, Windsor, London and Charlottetown and U.S. assets in Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.

Markham is an award-winning municipality with more than 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region. It is home to more than 400 corporate head offices and 1,100 high tech and life science companies.

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada.

Founded in 1991, The Atmospheric Fund invests in urban climate solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution.

 
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