The SolarWall Foundation is an innovative Canadian solar charity with a mandate to facilitate the installation of solar heating systems on schools, hospitals, churches, food banks, and community buildings. Recognizing that the energy used in the building sector accounts for up to 40% of total CO2 emissions, as well as representing a sizable component of a building’s ongoing operating costs, the goal of the SolarWall Foundation is twofold; we want to help facilitate the widespread use of solar energy so that Canada’s not-for-profit entities can better serve their local communities via lower energy costs.  And by doing this, we are in turn helping them to also achieve substantial environmental milestones by reducing their on-site energy demand and CO2 footprint.

The SolarWall Foundation recognizes the challenges that many not-for-profit organizations face with COVID requirements to increase fresh air in buildings which will significantly increase heating costs. Our current goal is to demonstrate that solar heating can help to improve indoor air quality while minimizing the  carbon footprint of these organizations that provide vital community services.

Solar technologies represent a valuable contribution for Canada’s not-for-profit sector because for ever dollar that they are able to save in reduced overhead; it means that more money can be used directly in helping the community. And since solar heating systems displace the largest usage of conventional energy in buildings (which is typically indoor and ventilation heating), they also produce substantial GHG reductions.

The SolarWall Foundation will also work with other foundations and corporations as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to help deploy solar energy projects.

One collaborative project was the installation of a SolarDuct® air heating system at Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank.  Please click here for more information on this exciting project.

The SolarWall Foundation