Located in Saint-Félicien, the residential project has 4 biomass pellet burners which provide the fuel for heating and hot water purposes in the 13 houses and 6 condominiums. With all living units designed to be south-facing, each home captures the powerful warmth of the sun which streams in during the day and is redistributed during the night in such a way that heat consumption is cut by up to 70%. This harnessing of passive solar energy, combined with residual heating from local forest biomass sources, is a first in eastern Canada.
Here's how our technology works. It has been successfully implemented in the north-eastern United States, in places like Maine and New Hampshire.
This technology has been little known in Canada until now, though it has been proven as a successful alternative for over 25 years in Europe, in similar climactic conditions to those we have here.