Ann-Judith Bélanger

Energy loops: Everybody wins

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Among the many ways tried or envisaged to achieve the GHG emission reduction targets set by the Québec government in its 2030 Plan for a Green Economy, the implementation of energy loops is without a doubt one of the most … Read More

Priority given to energy efficiency at the Alcoa Aluminerie de Deschambault

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Recognized for its leadership in environmental management, Alcoa Aluminerie de Deschambault, in the Québec City area, has benefitted from a project aimed at improving the ventilation of its casting centre that led to a spectacular increase in the building’s energy … Read More

NECB 2015-Qc increases ventilation requirements

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The coming into force of the new energy efficiency regulations applicable to buildings in Québec considerably raises the performance requirements for new buildings. In this article, we will present an overview of the major changes associated with ventilation. NECB 2015-Qc: … Read More

A hybrid natural gas engine – future option for heavy transport?

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The beginning of this decade was hectic before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the whole world upside down and a recession now threatens in the wake of this international health crisis. The energy sector itself is also going through a period … Read More

Evaluation of techno-economic potential of producing renewable natural gas in Québec

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Climate change has already had an impact on our modern lives. Developing energies and technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will help limit the detrimental effects of climate change. In this respect, renewable natural gas (RNG) represents an advantageous … Read More

A thoroughly modern plant, thanks to energy efficiency and solar energy

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In 2017, when management at the Parmalat plant in Victoriaville decided to replace its 40 year old steam boilers, its objectives were clear: increase steam production capacity, optimize energy performance, decrease operating costs and reduce its environmental footprint. To achieve this, … Read More

They chose an energy loop

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Energy loops create interesting opportunities for energy efficiency and make it possible to achieve high-level LEED certification. Companies and institutions that have chosen this solution, such as McGill University and Université Laval, have taken advantage of the various financial incentives … Read More

Substantial technical challenges involved in designing an energy loop

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Much more than a simple heating network, an energy loop extends beyond a single building to serve several customers and sites. There are multiple resources available to help designers plan the system. It is not enough to simply reuse the … Read More

Energy Loops: A Solution for the Future

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For heating and air-conditioning their premises, many existing buildings and new constructions use a heating and cooling water distribution system. Until quite recently, besides producing energy (air conditioning and heating), these water loops were individualized to fit just one building. … Read More

Recommissioning of the CIBC Tower

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The CIBC Tower, situated on René Lévesque Boulevard in downtown Montréal, is an office building dating back to 1962. With its total area of 67,100 m2, the building had an energy intensity of 1.59 GJ/m2. To improve on this, it … Read More

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