Energy efficiency

should be a part of every responsible administration and management plan, especially with the current rise in energy cost and institutional budget constraints.

For universities, hospitals, government facilities and similar institutions, water heating accounts for a large portion of overall energy consumption, but approximately 90% of the energy used for water heating is wasted down the drain. In North America alone this loss represents about $40 billion each year.

Institutions can recover and reuse up to 60% of that wasted heat energy with a Power-Pipe® Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR) System from RenewABILITY Energy Inc. (REI). As a result, they can realize significant savings in energy use and costs, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Power-Pipe DWHR Systems are all-copper, double-walled heat exchangers that efficiently recover heat energy from wastewater and use it to warm incoming cold water.

Power-Pipe Systems are passive devices, with no moving parts. They are simple, effective, foolproof, and require little or no maintenance. They are also scalable for use in large flow and low flow applications. Finally, they are UL listed and safe for use in potable water applications, such as food preparation. This makes them ideal for a wide variety of institutional settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Stadiums and Sports Centers
  • Government Facilities 
  • Schools
  • Gyms
  • Health care facilities
  • Military Installations
The Power-Pipe's performance has been verified by Natural Resources Canada, the University of Waterloo, as well as other American and Canadian agencies and power companies, in independent third-party testing. In diverse applications, the Power-Pipe is a proven way to save energy and money and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the long service life of the system.

Power-Pipe DWHR Systems are manufactured using quality materials, yet, the initial investment in a Power-Pipe System is modest. Because of this advantage and because of the important savings on energy costs the system generates, institutions can expect an excellent return on investment, with a full payback in 3 to 4 years.

Power-Pipe Systems are simple to specify and easy to install. In addition, they are backed by full technical support. This free support includes energy savings studies, feasibility analyses, system design consultations, CAD drawing elements, and installation support.

In short, Power-Pipe Systems:
The Power-Pipe was designed and is manufactured by RenewABILITY Energy Inc. (REI), a developer of cost-effective energy saving solutions for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential customers around the world.