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Valuable lessons learned on campus energy with University of Toronto

How can the University of Toronto in Scarborough (UTSC) campus develop its energy use in a way that connects existing and new buildings to a thermal grid, keeping in mind greenhouse gas emissions, efficiency gains and costs?

UTSC will be expanding their campus within the next few years, and providing heating and cooling for their new campus is a big consideration. This was the focus of a workshop that the Danish Trade Council in Toronto and members of the Danish District Energy Alliance carried out at the University of Toronto in Scarborough on November 30th.

Towards a greener campus

During the workshop, local experts in district energy from Danish companies (Rambøll, Isoplus, Logstor and Danfoss) presented cases and experiences from working with other North American campuses. The community around Scarborough, contractors, City of Toronto and relevant utility companies were also part of the workshop.

Technical solutions, energy planning and energy efficiency were lively discussed and UTSC got inspiration and guidance on next steps in their process towards becoming a greener campus.

Miha Kavcic from Danfoss explaning how they connected existing and new campus buildings at a North American College. Photo credit: Charlotte Tan Lange.

Danish District Energy Alliance

The Danish District Energy Alliance’s objective is to provide Danish solutions within district energy to support sustainable and resilient energy systems in North America.

The Trade Council in Toronto collaborates with pioneering Danish companies in order to provide world class district energy solutions to North American projects wanting to build hot water district energy networks.

The alliance facilitates every aspect of relevance to district energy project: industry solutions, public authorities, financing and research.

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Contact person:
Jakob Erik Schmidt,