Geo-Xergy Systems Inc.

YWCAYWCA Elm Centre

Category: Multi-family residence

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Other companies involved: YWCA Toronto, Bondfield Construction

Project at a Glance: The 17-storey, 212,000 square foot YWCA Women’s Residence was built to LEED Silver Standard. The building is constructed above a vertical ground heat exchanger consisting of 88 boreholes to a depth of 500 feet. The small site limited the area available for construction of the ground heat exchanger. A dry fluid cooler was required to prevent overheating of the ground heat exchanger.

Features & Innovations:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling with vertical ground heat exchanger
  • Radiant floor heating