Canadian Consulting Engineer


A World Beneath Glass

Biodome's Heat Recovery System In winter, the heat pumps provide cold water to cool the HVAC units supplying the Polar ecosystem (Arctic and Antarctic), the Laurentian Forest and the St-Lawrence Marine ecosystems. By doing so, the system recovers the heat and transfers it to the hot water loop supplying the HVAC systems of the Tropical Forest and the office spaces. Additional heat is also recovered from the ground water. During the summer, the process is reversed. As the cold water is directed toward the HVAC systems supplying the office space and all the ecosystems (except for the Tropical Forest), the hot water is directed toward the Tropical Forest and the excess heat is released within the confined ground water.