WATERLOO, ONTARIO – RenewABILITY Energy Inc., manufacturer of the Power-Pipe Drain Water Heat Recovery system, and Habitat for Humanity Canada announced a national program that will reduce the cost of water heating by up to 40% in new homes built by Habitat for Humanity Canada in 2009.
The Power-Pipe DWHR, is an affordable, turnkey heat recovery technology that reduces water heating costs by 20-40%. Natural Resources Canada reports that water heating is the second largest energy use in Canadian single- and multi-residential properties.
The water heat recovery system preheats cold intake water with warm or hot drain water from showers or faucets prior to entering a standard water heater or on-demand water system in single- and multi-residential applications.
“Decreasing utility costs for Habitat homeowners is an effective way to increase a family’s quality of life,” said Stewart Hardacre, chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “This new partnership will enable Habitat homeowners to realize significant savings on their water heating bills, helping to alleviate the burden of monthly household expenses.”
“We are convinced DWHR represents a new and very promising energy savings opportunity for Canada’s residential and multi-unit residential sector,” remarked RenewABILITY Energy CEO and President Gerald Van Decker. “In fact, DWHR qualifies for federal incentives as part of the Eco-Energy program and is recognized as part of the Energy Star for New Homes Ontario program.”
The Power-Pipe DWHR system also has an important role to play in pollution reduction. The typical unit will reduce almost one ton of greenhouse gases per year per Canadian household in a four person home.