Industrial; LEED® Gold Steelcare

The Black SolarWall® system at Steelcare generated the maximum number of LEED® points available in EAc2 (3 points) which means the SolarWall system will enable the building to achieve the 15% on-site energy target. (Under LEED 2.2) Steelcare received an additional 2 LEED points for the SolarWall systems under EAc1, bring the total number of SolarWall LEED® points to 5, which helped them to become the first LEED® Gold industrial facility in Canada

Background
Steelcare is one of Canada’s leading industrial service companies, providing sophisticated warehousing, inventory management and transportation to the steel industry. When Plant 19, located in the Toronto area, was under design, the company began looking at innovative ways to reduce the energy costs of their building while still maintaining the necessary indoor environment. Since the building was going to house steel coils, it was essential to control for the indoor temperature and humidity levels. To prevent condensation on the stored steel rolls, the ventilation air has to be continuously heated throughout the entire year, which is very costly and represents a large portion of the overall energy bill associated with the facility.

efficient than conventional construction, and the SolarWall system represents more than 20% of the energy contribution” “Using SolarWall was a simple way of capturing the sun’s energy and has helped produce a building that’s so efficient that we don’t use any natural gas in June, July, and August to maintain the humidity in the building.” A 140 m2 (1500 ft2) black SolarWall system was installed on the south facing wall of the 8,000m2 (86,000 ft2) building. The system draws in 3600 cfm of air, and was designed to provide a temperature rise of 25-30 C over ambient. The SolarWall air heating technology is delivering substantial financial savings. Commenting on this, Demetrius Tsafaridis, President of Steelcare, relates a humorous anecdote: “Our gas and electric bills are ridiculously low compared to our other facilities. Our gas supplier said we had better get our meter checked because it showed we are using way to little gas!” The SolarWall system provided Steelcare with 5 LEED points in the Energy & Atmosphere category. Please refer to the following page for the accompanying charts. • 3 points were obtained for EAc2 (Renewable Energy) • 2 points were obtained for EAc1 (Optimize Energy Performance)
Europe SolarWall Europe Sarl. 66 Avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris, France E: info@solarwall.eu www.solarwall.eu

Solution
Commenting on their decision to use a SolarWall® system to displace the conventional energy associated with heating the ventilation air, Steelcare’s engineer Bob Edwards said: “Since energy expenses were prohibitive in our other facilities, we had to reduce costs. After we looked at a lot of options, we got a [25% grant] to put in a SolarWall [system].” “With everything we did, our warehouse is 56% more

U.S.A. Conserval Systems Inc. 4242 Ridge Lea Rd, Suite 28, Buffalo NY 14226 P: 716-835-4903 F: 716-835-4904 E: info@solarwall.com www.solarwall.com

Canada Conserval Engineering Inc. 200 Wildcat Road, Toronto, ON M3J 2N5 P: 416-661-7057 F: 416-661-7146 E: info@solarwall.com www.solarwall.com

SolarWall® systems are patent protected. SolarWall® is a registered trademark of Conserval Engineering, Inc.

Industrial; LEED® Gold Steelcare
Version 2.2: EAc1 - Optimize Energy Performance (1-10 points), % of Energy Cost savings
New Buildings LEED Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 US Ashrae 10.5 14 17.5 21 24.5 28 31.5 35 38.5 42 Canada Ashrae 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 MNECB 24 29 33 38 42 47 51 55 60 64 Existing Buildings US Ashrae 3.5 7 24 29 33 38 42 47 51 55 Canada Ashrae 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 MNECB 15 20 24 29 33 38 42 47 51 55

Version 2.2: EAc2 - On-Site Renewable Energy (1-3 points)
% of Energy Cost Covered by Renewable Energy LEED 1 2 3 US 2.50% 7.50% 12.50% Canada 5% 10% 15%

Note: Highlighted rows show the LEED® points Steelcare achieved from the implementation of the SolarWall® system

U.S.A. Conserval Systems Inc. 4242 Ridge Lea Rd, Suite 28, Buffalo NY 14226 P: 716-835-4903 F: 716-835-4904 E: info@solarwall.com www.solarwall.com

Canada Conserval Engineering Inc. 200 Wildcat Road, Toronto, ON M3J 2N5 P: 416-661-7057 F: 416-661-7146 E: info@solarwall.com www.solarwall.com

Europe SolarWall Europe Sarl. 66 Avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris, France E: info@solarwall.eu www.solarwall.eu

SolarWall® systems are patent protected. SolarWall® is a registered trademark of Conserval Engineering, Inc.

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