Funding earmarked for seven BC infrastructure projects
The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced more than $5.3 million of support through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to bring innovative sustainable solutions to seven communities in British Columbia.
The lion’s share ($4.2 million) will support Vancouver’s Sewage Heat Recovery Expansion Project. This will increase the capacity of the Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) to provide buildings in the Southeast False Creek area with low-carbon heat and hot water. The NEU recycles heat from wastewater and uses a mix of renewable and conventional natural gas to reduce harmful emissions.
The balance will be earmarked for feasibility studies in Courtenay, Summerland, Prince Rupert, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, New Westminster, and Richmond to explore sustainable projects ranging from solar arrays and heat recovery to storm water management.