Partners in project success

Noventa’s valuable partnerships provide clients with access to cutting-edge technology and skilled development services.

Partners in project success

Noventa’s valuable partnerships provide clients with access to cutting-edge technology and skilled development services.
HUBER Technology

HUBER is an established, multinational corporation that specializes in the production of high-quality machines, plants and stainless-steel equipment for municipal and industrial water, wastewater and sludge treatment. With more than 40,000 installations worldwide, HUBER contributes to the solutions of the global water problems.

Drawing on over 175 years of experience, HUBER has developed and patented the HUBER ThermWin system that recovers thermal energy from sewage. The self-cleaning ThermWin system diverts sewage from the sewer, screens it, pumps it through the above-ground heat exchangers, and then returns it to the sewer. Because the sewage is screened and pumped, the ThermWin system can use compact and cost-effective heat exchangers, wherein it can generate a well-defined and turbulent flow for efficient heat transfer.

Noventa Energy is proud to be HUBER’s exclusive distributor and partner for the ThermWin system across North America. Our respective engineering teams from Canada, the US and Germany work together to support local engineering firms to customize our ThermWin System for any application. We have designed and installed over 50 installations in Europe, and we currently have two operating in North America – one in Quebec City (Canada) and one in Washington DC – as well as several projects under development across Canada and the US. These projects include hospitals, hotels, residential buildings, educational institutions, and industry. They will begin coming online late 2019 and early 2020 – and our pipeline keeps growing.

Typically, we design, finance, build, own and operate the entire ThermWin® System, which includes the interconnection to the sewer. At the customer’s option, we can also supply the heat pumps. We don’t sell equipment. Rather, we sell energy to the end user pursuant to a long-term an energy services agreement at rates that are lower than their avoided cost. We tie directly into the customer’s HVAC system and provide thermal energy that improves efficiency and system performance. If we don’t deliver lower cost energy than they could otherwise produce, there is no obligation to purchase it.

This approach removes any trepidation or concern that an end user may have about the performance of our Huber ThermWin® Technology – in which we have complete confidence. There is absolutely no operating or financial risk to the end user. Additionally, it ensures that the ThermWin System is installed and operated as per design, so that we can achieve the same results that we have achieved in Europe.