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geothermal

PROJECT

Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, provides a venue for exploring
ideas and leading-edge green technologies.

Historic Site Showcases Green Systems
Leading-edge environmental and sustainability technologies are the
focal point of Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works.
Jay Egg, Egg Geothermal

D

on Valley Brick Works is a century-old site that

ideas, events, and financial-support successes resulted in

climate change, reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) pollution,

provided bricks for Toronto and the surround-

establishment of the site as Evergreen Brick Works. The

and transition to a low-carbon economy. The program is

ing area into the late 1980s. By then, the quar-

facilities and programs offered at Evergreen represent

administered and funded by GreenON, Toronto (gree-

ry had become exhausted and it was no longer profitable

Canada's first large-scale community environmental cen-

non.ca), and is designed to help implement technologies

to make bricks. The site also had become surrounded by

ter, providing a "dynamic venue for exploring ideas and

that will reduce GHG emissions, including geothermal

Toronto and its suburbs.

leading-edge green technologies, and a vibrant public

systems that use ground-source heat pumps.

Several attempts were made to use the property,
which was burdened with "a damaged ecosystem, crum-

space where visitors can engage in a broad suite of handson environmental programming."

bling buildings, and contaminated soil." The resurrection

One of the features of the Evergreen Brick Works
kiln-building renovation is a closed-loop geothermal system installed by GeoSource Energy, Brant, Ontario (geo-

started in 2002 when part of the property was used to

CLIMATE-CHANGE PLAN

sourceenergy.com). The GeoSource system plays a major

launch a native-plant nursery to provide youth employ-

The Evergreen program has benefitted from Ontario's

role in making Evergreen Brick Works a test site for new

ment and skills development. A subsequent series of

Climate Change Action Plan, a five-year effort to fight

and more-sustainable design and construction practices,

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Museums Evolve To Remain Relevant
Museum Blends Biblical History And Technology
The Architects
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
HVAC & Plumbing
Interiors
Lighting & Electrical
Exteriors
Windows & Doors
Building Technology
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