Glenbarra Energy Management Corp. (GEMCO)

December 07, 2010 15:40 ET

Glenbarra Renewable Energy Solutions Winner of the 2010 Toronto Construction Association TIPTA Award

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2010) - Glenbarra Energy Management Corp. (GEMCO) is pleased to announce that it was presented on December 3rd, at Construct Canada, as the official Winner of the 17th annual Toronto Construction Association (TCA) Temple W. Harris Innovative Product & Technology Award (TIPTA). TIPTA was established in 1994 by the TCA, to recognize individuals and companies who demonstrate innovation and ingenuity in the development and introduction of new and advanced technologies within the construction industry.

The award was given for GRES's turnkey installation of Canada's first "Triple-State" absorption solar thermal Cooling/Heating system ("Absorption System").

Manufactured by ClimateWell of Sweden, the Absorption System is designed to address the cooling, heating and domestic hot water needs of buildings by using energy from the sun. This innovative and efficient technology provides for energy storage and allows it to be used when needed. Canadians can now have a comfortable indoor climate, not only when the sun shines, but around the clock - all year around.

Adoption of this solar technology revolutionizes and creates new options for installation of HVAC systems. The Absorption System is highly scalable for use in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial applications. It is also a pre-packaged system that is as easy to install as a regular boiler but has no moving parts, silent operation and very little maintenance.

The expectation for the Absorption System is to achieve a reduction of 80+% in peak cooling needs. Darren Cooper, President and CEO of GEMCO, explains that the goal ultimately for GEMCO will be to utilize the experience, knowledge and data arising from their demonstration Cooling/ Heating Project and to roll out the technology across North America. According to Cooper, "Solar Cooling offers substantial environmental, financial and social benefits including limiting the use of traditional energy-guzzling cooling systems that use ozone damaging refrigerants as well as offsetting electricity use during peak billing periods and at times where there may be electrical grid overloads and black outs".

The ClimateWell Solar Air Conditioning/Heating system unit will be on display for the next 12 months at the offices of the Toronto Construction Association.


GEMCO, an Ontario based company, is one of North America's largest turnkey providers of Green Energy Solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential markets. GEMCO under its subsidiary Glenbarra Renewable Energy Solutions has already built and completed over 1.5 MW of solar projects comprising some of the largest solar systems in the GTA, including Sick Kids Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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