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Fun Fact Friday: Solar Energy Heats 800 Gallons of Hot Water per Hour at YVR

YVR makes great efforts at maintaining a building that is efficient and sustainable. One example of YVR's commitment to using green building techniques is our use of solar powered hot water heating systems.

Vancouver Airport Authority has had solar hot water heating systems on the Domestic and International buildings since 2003. These systems help heat more than 800-gallons of hot water every hour.

The solar-powered hot water heating system, along with the implementation of night set-backs, CO2 sensors, and improved scheduling and system tune-ups, has led to a decrease of 25 per cent in natural gas use in the airport’s domestic terminal since 2001.

To read more about sustainablility efforts at YVR visit the sustainablity section of our website.

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