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An Alley Way for Montreal and its Residential Heating

April 27, 2016

An Alley Way for Montreal and its Residential Heating

The borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has recently announced the development of a collective geothermal system. As part of a pilot project, it would be possible to heat a hundred properties using green alley through the neighborhood between the streets Chabot and Bordeaux, at Bellechasse street.

"If the feasibility study is successful, an underground geothermal wells and horizontal pipes that transfer heat to adjacent houses would be installed," the Journal Metro said.

Recall that the geothermal principle based on the exploitation of the underground temperature of the earth at 10 ° C is needed to maintain and to proceed with the heating of homes.

Economic and environmental benefits of the project

There are Several economic and environmental benefits resulting from this project.

First, greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced, heating Montreal apartments generating 1.3 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

In addition, energy prices are low compared to other heating means, consumers would see their heating bills reduced. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy at low cost!

Funding the study

The total cost of the feasibility study for the project of collective and geothermal heating network amounts to $ 100,000. Due to the innovation potential of the project, the mayor of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie is committed to funding 10% of the project and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities also participates by providing an amount of $ 50,000.

Large-scale development

According to Solon, a social economy organization, "there are thousands of streets in Montreal and replicability of the pilot project is very high."

In short, this focus on sustainable development aims to create prosperous and healthy urban living environments and to make it accessible to all renewable energies.

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