Active Solar, Combined System, Geothermal & Wind (to be installed) at NBCC in Bathurst

The design has incorporated alternative energy sources principally using geothermal heating and cooling with the addition of solar PV, solar thermal collectors and wind turbines with opportunities to learn of these technologies. Of note the wind turbine has yet to be installed and the full array of solar panels is not yet complete. The main story here is the innovation and diversity of energy and energy demonstration projects for purposes of education as well as energy efficiency. This is illustrated in a variety of lighting methods in classrooms with real time energy monitoring to assess comparative energy requirements. Lighting quality for learning is another factor considered. A cut-away section of concrete in the building trades section shows (through a plexi-glass panel) the in-floor circuit of glycol lines delivering geothermal heat from 20 wells at 120-m (400′) depth. Training in solar PV, solar thermal collectors and wind turbines is to be developed in the trades’ curriculum. Each of the trades will have opportunity to benefit from these applied technologies as they work with and around them at their college. 100 more students & plus expansion wing for training in the trades, (i.e. electrical, plumbing, pipe fitting, construction)

Solar PV Array

Solar PV Array

Geothermal

Geothermal

Utility Room

Utility Room

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