Integrated Resource Recovery

What do Boise, Idaho and London, England have in common? – These Urban Cities Are Investing In Smart And Green Infrastructure

Boise uses geothermal energy to heat more than six million square feet of downtown building space, about 90 buildings and is the largest-direct-use system in the United States. “Sustainability for us is all about the triple bottom line – community, economy and environment,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter . “Being green is important, but only if those changes can become part of the very fabric of who we are as a community, how our local businesses prosper and grow, and how we protect those key elements that make Boise such a special place to call home.”

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North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Opens in Surrey, British Columbia

“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.”

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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.

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