The 10-metre tall FLU-ACE system which sits mostly inside the hospital’s boiler room facility and captures the waste heat and flue gases from three boilers, virtually eliminates the use of the hospital’s existing 45-metre tall smoke stacks. The recovered heat is redirected for building heating and other uses.
The FLU-ACE system accounts for more than one-third of the energy savings and more than half of the emission reductions being derived from the $3.8 million energy reduction project at the three hospitals.
- Reduces the consumption of natural gas by 20% annually
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% a year including 776 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), the equivalent of removing more than 170 cars from area roads.