About Us

Conserval is the global market leader in the renewable energy sector we created; Solar Air Heating. Since our founder John Hollick invented the transpired solar collector (branded as “SolarWall”), Conserval has designed and manufactured thousands of SolarWall® air heating systems worldwide for commercial and industrial buildings–eliminating tens of thousands of CO2 tons each and every year!

There are over 5 million square feet of SolarWall air heating systems on 6 continents across the globe, from Alaska to the South Pole. These systems are helping businesses and municipalities achieve their energy goals with the use of on-site, building-integrated, clean heating.

Over the past three decades, Conserval engineers have continued to improve upon the SolarWall technology to meet each project’s design and energy requirements. The result has been a full suite of SolarWall technologies including SolarWall 2-Stage, SolarDuct, PV/T and NightSolar systems.

Since its inception, SolarWall systems have been regularly tested by third-party laboratories so that our clients can depend on their outstanding performance. And as no SolarWall project is the same, our sales and engineering teams are experienced to support your SolarWall project through the stages of feasibility study, business proposal, design consultation, tender process, installation and start-up.

With more than 30 years of project design and management experience – and countless awards – we understand what it takes to make every SolarWall project a shining success!

Conserval has also established The SolarWall Foundation a Canadian solar charity, to support Conserval’s vision of incorporating solar heating on schools and non-profit buildings to enable children and others to experience and learn about the benefits of renewable thermal heating.

2018

Conserval Engineering, Conserval Systems, and SolarWall Europe are successfully certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

2016

SolarWall® project by KMA Architects for Peel Regional Paramedic Service Station named Solar Thermal Project of the Year by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

2014

SolarWall® inventor John Hollick honored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as one of the best inventions and inventors of the past two centuries.

2013

Conserval Engineering, Conserval Systems, and SolarWall Europe are certified to the ISO 9001:2005 Standard. ASHRAE Technology Award for new NREL facility in Colorado for its use of innovative technology, including an 8,600 ft2 SolarWall® system

2012

Hood River Middle School (located in Oregon, USA), which includes a hybrid SolarWall® PV/T system, named as one of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Top Ten Green Projects of 2012 Bluenose Academy in Nova Scotia wins the Solar Thermal Project of the Year Award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association for its use of the SolarWall® technology and solar water heating.

2011

Conserval Engineering and SolarWall Europe are named the recipient of a 2011 SME Canada-France award.

2010

Owens Corning wins Solar Thermal Project of the Year Award by the Canadian Solar Industries Association ( CanSIA ) for their two SolarWall® systems at their Toronto manufacturing facility. SolarWall® PV/T technology wins Renewable Energy World Award for Best Building Integrated Technology

2009

Conserval Systems wins 2009 Technology Award for SolarWall® technology, and receives commendation from NY Governor Patterson and the State Assembly

2008

Conserval’s SolarDuct® and SolarDuct® PV/T modular rooftop solar systems win the First Place Reader’s Choice Award from Metal Construction News SolarWall technology wins World Green Business Award under the category of “Best Use of Product Design” for a Prologis Sainsbury Distribution Centre in Northampton, England

2007

Greater Toronto Airport Authority and architect Carol Kleinfeldt of KMA win the 2007 Solar Thermal Project of the Year Award by the Canadian Solar Industries Association.

2006

Over 1000 SolarWall systems installed in 25 countries

1997-2005

Conserval opens distribution in over 10 countries throughout Europe, and in Japan

1997

Conserval invited by Japanese government to display SolarWall technology at Kyoto climate change conference

1996

Bombardier installs the world’s largest solar air heating system in Montreal with over 100,000 square feet of SolarWall collectors.

1994-1995

SolarWall technology receives awards from Popular Science, R&D Magazine, Natural Resources Canada, the Manning Awards, Toronto Construction Association, and the Swiss Solar Prize.

1992

United States Department of Energy rates the SolarWall transpired solar collector in the top 2% of energy inventions

1990

Conserval Systems opens in Buffalo, NY

1986

First of seven large SolarWall installations completed for Ford Motor Company

1985

Conserval begins focusing on industrial energy projects and solar heating; develops the original SolarWall air heating system

1977

Conserval Engineering, Inc. is formed

Awards

John Hollick, P.Eng., inventor of the SolarWall tranpired collector technology, CEO of Conserval Engineering Inc.

Our Offices

Canada
Conserval Engineering Inc.
200 Wildcat Road
Toronto, Ontario M3J 2N5
Phone: (416) 661.7057

United States
Conserval Systems Inc.
4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 28
Buffalo, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 835.4903

Europe
Conserval Europe Sarl.
66 Avenue des Champs Elysees
75008 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1 46 99 17 07