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A visit to Living City Campus

hot_rod Member Posts: 19,263
I'm up in the Toronto area this week and had a chance to visit this training and RE center. Several thousand students bus in here every year for tours and interactive workshops.

They have some unique equipment running and college students do various studies and data logging. First time I have seen a boiler with a Sterling engine installed. The thermal energy can heat the building or go to a salt storage to power an absorption chiller.
Bore hole and trenched GEO where the are testing various flow rates and pump sizes and short, low pressure drop loops.

It would be fun to spend a few days with Monitoring Co-ordinator Dave Nixon. drop by if you are in the Woodbridge, Ontario area.
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream
Mark Eatherton


  • wogpa67
    wogpa67 Member Posts: 238
    Is that a buffer tank behind the boiler block?
    any more pics of this boiler?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 19,263
    A few other shots. this is the buffer and salt storage tank. A Water Furnace for testing various loop fields.
    And a clever pre-filter for potable and rain water. T

    wist then top and a few tooth brush looking devices wipes clean the cartridge. Greatly reduces the frequency of filter changes to the Big Blue filter.

    I'll get the link to where data is stored for www.thelivingcitycampus.ca

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream