QUEBEC, March 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ -To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cité Joie, the holiday and respite centre for people with disabilities, is receiving a sizable gift: annual savings of $10,000 on its heating costs thanks to the donation of two geothermal systems by Bryant Canada and its partners.
Greater comfort for vacationers
Vacationers will enjoy exceptional comfort levels due to the air conditioning available in the summer with geothermal energy. Savings on heating costs will also allow Cité Joie to keep its services affordable for families that use them.
In all, 20 skilled volunteers will soon be busy installing the geothermal systems that will heat and cool Cité Joie's main building. "With these systems, Cité Joie will be able to reduce its hot water and heating costs by $10,000 a year. We are very proud to support Cité Joie in its mission, allowing as many parents as possible to enjoy a comforting break and more children with disabilities to enjoy a true holiday camp experience," said Lucie Medeiros, Regional Manager at Bryant Canada.
Holiday camp leader in sustainable development
After drilling is completed by Samson et frères, Bryant Canada will provide the geothermal systems and Miville will be responsible for their installation. This donation, worth a total of $80,000, will also allow Cité Joie to continue along the path of sustainable development by adding to the wastewater treatment system already in place. "Being able to count on an entirely free energy source is invaluable for us. The money we save can be reinvested in the families of disabled children. What's more, by relying on energy that is entirely renewable and that will allow us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by more than 35 tons a year, we are maintaining our position as one of the very few green camps in Quebec. We will truly become a model for other camps in the province," said Denis Savard, General Manager of Cité Joie.
Geothermal energy draws on natural heat found in the earth for heating or cooling. Heat stored in the ground is a free and renewable source of energy. A geothermal heat pump works much like any other heat pump by transferring heat from one place to another. To move this heat, a coolant is circulated in a loop. This liquid absorbs heat from the ground and transfers it to the heat pump. The fluid passes through a heat exchanger several times to extract as much heat from the earth as possible. In the summer, the circuit is simply reversed to extract heat from the building and send it into the cooler ground.
This donation was made possible through Bryant Canada's Extreme Comfort Renos Program, which aims to install heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in selected charitable organizations across Canada.
About Bryant Canada
Bryant Canada has been providing heating and cooling solutions to keep Canadians comfortable since 1904. Furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners and ventilation systems all share a common characteristic: they all deliver dependable, worry-free comfort. Bryant Canada is a division of UTC Canada Corporation, an affiliate of Carrier Corporation, a leader in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems. Carrier Corporation is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "UTX"). UTC is a diversified company that includes Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Otis and Chubb.
Miville is a Quebec company whose mission is to provide its impressive array of customers with the highest level of indoor comfort possible by maintaining the ambient air in their homes. The company's expertise includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning and geothermal systems. Also an electrical contractor, Miville has extensive know-how in home automation, electrical entry and wiring, and communications.
About Samson et frères
Samson & frères Inc. has been specializing in drilling since 1945. Active throughout Quebec, the company sets itself apart through its unique expertise and the quality of its work for residential, municipal and commercial customers in all areas of drilling.
About Cité Joie
Cité Joie is a support centre for families living with disabled people. Its mission is to offer a range of services that provide a safe, healthy environment for the recreation and entertainment of people with disabilities. In addition, it ensures that parents and caregivers in the family receive adequate support from a temporary care facility that is well integrated with family life.
For further information:
Samson et frères
Telephone: 418-523-3352, ext. 231
Email: [email protected]