Timeline 2018 onwards
Huntley Community Centre’s aging propane heating system was upgraded to a ground source heat pump. The community centre now uses 76 per cent less energy for heating, saves over $2,400 a year on energy bills and has reduced its annual greenhouse gas emissions from 14.4 tonnes to just 0.6 tonnes. This is a 96% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The Huntley Community Centre uses an open loop ground source heat pump system which utilizes the Oxford aquafer. Water is drawn from an extraction well, run through a heat pump to provide heating or cooling and then returned to an injection well so the aquafer is not depleted.