Geothermal Village Square in Chemainus

Pacific Truss is happy to have supplied trusses for this new shopping center that will feature a geothermal heating and cooling system. Watch the video below or click here to view via YouTube.

 The new shopping centre being built at Oak Street and Chemainus Road will be one of the first commercial developments on Vancouver Island to utilize geothermal power for heating and cooling.

Geothermal power systems draw heat from up to 300 feet down in the earth in the winter and reverse the process to provide cooling in the summer. It is estimated that about 65% of the centre’s heating and cooling will come from the system, and will be equivalent to removing about 25-30 cars from the road. Geothermal has one of the lowest environmental risk factors of any energy source, and is safe in an earthquake as the pipes only contain water. [Read more]