This summer, Peace River communities will see work start up on more than $700,000 in new energy-efficiency retrofits throughout the Peace River region.
"These projects are creating jobs in construction in communities throughout the region," says Lekstrom. "They will boost local economies, and save money by increasing energy efficiency in public buildings."
A total of 5 projects in the BC Peace will be completed. These retrofits are part of the second round of projects funded under Budget 2008 and the Public Sector Energy Conservation Agreement (PSECA), which states that 50 per cent of B.C.’s future power will be met through conservation. In total, Budget 2008 committed $75 million to retrofit existing public sector buildings across the province by March 2010.
Below is information on each project:
* $76,450 for the installation of variable air volume controls for
kitchen exhaust, upgrading and commissioning the building automation
system, ventilation controls, and domestic hot water system, and
installing a new boiler at the Dawson Creek Rotary Manor;
* $171,810 for the installation of a new building automation
system, new boilers, and a solar wall to heat ventilation air at the
Tumbler Ridge Community Health Centre;
* $193,154 for the installation of LED exit signs, variable air
volume controls of kitchen exhaust fans, a new building automation
system with ventilation controls, new domestic hot water heaters, and
* $190,597 for the installation of a summer boiler and a
condensing boiler for domestic hot water, a heat recovery loop for the
HVAC system, heat recovery ventilation and ventilation control for the
building automation system, variable air ventilation controls for the
kitchen exhaust, and lighting retrofits for the Fort Nelson Hospital;
* $30,300 for the installation of photo cells to control lighting,
building automation systems and addition of ventilation control, and a
condensing hot water system for the Hudson’s Hope Health Centre.