Thermal heating accounts for over 30% of the CO2 emissions in Canada, making it one of our largest single sources of GHG. According to the C.D. Howe Institute’s February 2009 report entitled “Going Green For Less: Cost-Effective Alternative Energy Sources”, the lowest cost option possible to governments is from unglazed solar air heating technologies. In April of this year, BEAM Engineering, a Boston based energy consulting firm, corroborated what we already know that, “…solar (air) heating is the most efficient renewable technology for generating thermal heat and costs are as low as $0.06 USD/kWh…” Conservatively, our façade mounted MatrixAir™ systems will yield 1.5 GJ/m2 of installed collector area on an annual basis delivering this energy at an incremental cost of $0.03 – 0.05/kWh based on a twenty five year life cycle cost basis. Suffice it to say, our solar air heating systems very cost effectively heat ventilation and indoor air, which also happens to be the largest – but typically overlooked - usage of energy in our northern climate.
Since 1990 Matrix Energy has supplied over 41,000 m2 of building integrated, solar air heating collector area spanning hundreds of projects within the commercial, industrial, institutional and agricultural markets. Architecturally versatile, our products can be styled, shaped, and designed in a variety of colors to augment the building envelope and generate on-site energy to facilitate any level of LEED® certification with up to 10 LEED® points (NC & CI: EA c-1, c-2/MR c-4).