“Surrey has established a new sustainability benchmark in Canada with a state of the art facility that converts organic waste into renewable energy,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “The Biofuel Facility will be instrumental in reducing community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 49,000 tonnes per year, which is the equivalent of taking over 10,000 cars off the road annually.”
Integrated Resource Recovery
Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant Celebrates Successful Wastewater Thermal Energy Project
Geoff Young (Chair, Capital Region District):
The heat recovery project prevents approximately 560 tonnes of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere every year, which is the equivalent of taking 100 cars off the road. The system functions as a closed loop system, which means that supply water never exits the pipes.
City of Surrey to Establish District Energy Utility to Reduce Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Mayor Dianne Watts – City of Surrey
A municipally-owned utility that will be responsible for the DE systems in Surrey. The first system will be built in City Centre under the new City Hall using ground source heat exchange as the primary energy supply.
John Manson – Langford City Engineer
Chilled above ground and sweltering below, City Centre Park’s new ice rink has ambitious plans to host one of the most efficient heat-capture systems in North America.
Mayor Malcolm Brodie – City of Richmond
The next step in an ongoing program to help Richmond reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and further promote the use of secure, cost effective and sustainable energy sources.
British Columbia’s Don Mavinic receives 2010 Manning Innovation Award for techno-fix that could help feed the world
“I don’t worry so much about oil, because you have alternate sources of energy. I worry about water and I worry about phosphorus. Without ‘em, nothing can live. Nutrient removal and recovery is a good example of what we must continue to espouse – resource recovery and reuse MUST be part of everyday life in a modern society, to sustain our enviable lifestyle,” stated Don Mavinic.
“Two years in the making, the Plan establishes the framework for moving beyond regulatory compliance to transitioning Metro Vancouver to an approach where management of liquid discharges and rainwater resources is planned and implemented within a broader, sustainability framework,” wrote Susan Rutherford.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
This is a momentous occasion in Vancouver’s attempt to become a world leader in green energy and in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
As British Columbia's municipalities work to reduce their carbon emissions, municipal wastewater is gaining attention as a potential new source of energy and reclaimed water.
Dockside Green is an innovative residential and commercial development in central Victoria, British Columbia. The development features on‐site wastewater treatment and a biomass gasification facility which provides heat to a district heating system.