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New Success Story: Strathcona District Energy Recovery Loop

The Strathcona Gardens Recreation Centre installed an ‘energy recovery loop’ which channels waste energy from the ice rink’s compressor room to heating the Centre’s pools. They will save between 561,000 and 663,000 kg of CO2 reductions per year. Read the business case and how it was funded here.

Integrated Resource Recovery Inventory and Case Studies

The Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) page has an updated comprehensive inventory of BC examples. Brief case studies (under the How tab) describe IRR projects such as landfill gas recovery, wastewater treatment and sewage heat recovery. IRR is an approach to managing community infrastructure to maximize the value of waste.

Community-Based Renewable Energy in BC - A Snapshot

Take a look at what community-based renewable energy projects are up and running in BC in a new guide Community-Based Renewable Energy in BC: A Snapshot by the Community Energy Association. The guide details how BC’s legislative and policy framework supports development of renewable energy and discusses steps in market transformation for scaling up renewable energy opportunities. Find it in Guides.

ReTooling Essentials

Visit the newly updated ReTooling for Climate Change website to check out some of the "ReTooling Essentials", browse adaptation topics, and search the expanded resource database. BC communities will find climate change adaptation information, planning guides, case studies and regional tools helpful to them as they create and implement adaptation plans.  Read more

Emotive Provides Electric Vehicle Toolkits for Communities across BC

Do you want to promote electric vehicle use in your community? Community outreach toolkits are available for local governments from Emotive. Emotive: the electric vehicle experience is a new campaign led by Plug in BC, a collaborative of public and non-profit organizations that aims to connect citizens and fleet managers to the feel of driving an electric vehicle. www.emotivebc.ca

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