Press Release

International Wastewater Systems installs SHARC Wastewater Heat Recovery system in large Vancouver Sustainable Community


Vancouver, BC – June 1, 2013 – International Wastewater Systems (IWS) is proud to announce that it has successfully installed a robust wastewater heat recovery system at Sail – Vancouver’s newest and largest sustainable community.

The 172 unit Sail complex is situated close to the University of British Columbia, and offers one of the most advanced sustainable communities in North America. Generating 220,000 BTU’s per hour, the newly installed SHARC system produces hot water and contributes to heating the building via radiant floor heating. Operating at 550% efficiency, the wastewater heat recovery system reduces emissions by 100 tonnes per year and contributes the Sails’ excellent REAP Platinum building standard.

About Wastewater Heat Exchange SHARC system

Using “Raw Sewage” the SHARC system can heat and cool buildings as well as provide hot water. The energy saving technology is an environmentally friendly and cost efficient solution for multiple unit residential or commercial buildings and energy districts. Utilizing a unique clog proof raw sewage filtration system; the Heat Exchange Technology conducts simple and direct heat exchange from untreated wastewater.


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About Sail

Situated close to Vancouver’s University of British Columbia, Sail is a community of one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes built to REAP Platinum standards. The homes are designed to reduce eco-footprint, save money and be environmentally friendly.

Developed by Adera Development, the 182 unit Sail complex embodies the latest evolution of West Coast modern architecture — a harmony of simplicity and nature. These urban apartment homes encourage indoor/outdoor living at its finest, with Wesbrook Village amenities close by and verdant greenways connecting community and home.

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Commercial inquiries:

Lynn Mueller

International Wastewater Systems – President

+1 604-219-2838


Press inquiries:

Terry Johnston

Press Relations

+1 604-267-3043

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