June, 16 | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Track 2D | Renewables and Energy Storage

Lynn Mueller

SHARC Energy Systems | President & CEO

Presentation Title:

Case Study: Wastewater Energy Recovery at leləm̓ Development


Situated on the western edge of the City of Vancouver, the 22-acre lelǝḿ development is bounded by the University Golf Course, Pacific Spirit Park, and the University of British Columbia. The development’s heating and cooling needs will be met by utilizing a low-carbon wastewater energy exchange system as part of a centralized energy facility. The project’s wastewater will collect and pass through the system, allowing for the reuse of thermal energy that would otherwise be lost to the sewer lines. By using wastewater as an energy source, the project will significantly improve the energy efficiency and reduce the carbon emissions of the community for its lifetime. The development is consistent with the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which has identified low carbon district energy systems as a best practice to addressing the global climate challenge. The report states a transition to such systems, combined with energy efficiency measures, could contribute as much as 58 per cent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions required in the energy sector by 2050 to keep global temperature rise to within 2-3 degrees Celsius. District energy systems utilizing wastewater energy like the leləm̓ project will benefit from significant carbon savings, energy efficiency and freshwater savings compared to current standards. In this session, participants will learn how their project can benefit from wastewater heat recovery technology.


Mr. Lynn Mueller is the CEO & President of SHARC Energy in Vancouver, British Columbia. SHARC is a unique award-winning clean energy company that exchanges heat from sewage wastewater to reduce energy costs, natural gas consumption, fresh water use and greenhouse gases.
Lynn has four children and three granddaughters, so he has a very personal mission to do all he can to make the world more livable for them and others. Lynn is committed to helping others by acting as a mentor for numerous emerging green energy students each year from around the world. Lynn was recently awarded the Clean50 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in green energy.

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