Improving Access to EV Charging in Multi-family Dwellings

Most electric vehicle charging takes place at home, which can be a challenge for apartment dwellers as multi-family buildings comprise about half the housing choices in the region. New bylaws and incentives are advancing EV charger requirements in multi-family dwellings in the region, such as the City of North Vancouver’s newly established guidelines.

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Coquitlam’s Poirier Centre Reduces Greenhouse Gases

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It’s a green sweep at the Coquitlam Curling Club. We stop in at the Provincial Women’s Curling Championships at the Poirier Leisure Centre in Coquitlam to look below the ice on the facility’s impressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction track record.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Surrey Biofuel Facility to Generate Energy from Food Scraps

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The City of Surrey Organic Waste Biofuel Processing Facility will process food scraps into renewable natural gas. The gas will fuel the City’s natural gas fleet, fuel a District Energy System, and reduce Surrey’s carbon footprint. 

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Richmond Delivers Energy and Reduces Emissions with an Underground Approach

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The city of Richmond has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2020, while also following regional recommendations to densify city centres. How to simultaneously deliver energy to a growing population while reducing emissions? The answer is underground, in Metro Vancouver’s sewer system.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – LEED Certified Firehall in Maple Ridge Goes for Gold in Energy Efficiency

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoFighting fires might take a lot of water, but this Maple Ridge fire hall certainly doesn’t! See how the newly rebuilt hall, along with the Maple Ridge SPCA, uses a variety of innovations to keep water and energy use as low as possible, without sacrificing functionality.

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Capilano Energy Recovery Turbine Turns Flow From Water Filtration Process into a Power Source

Because the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant is higher in elevation than the Capilano Reservoir, pressure is created when treated water is returned to the Capilano pump station for distribution. A turbine in the Capilano energy recovery facility will generate electricity from the excess pressure once the new tunnels connecting the Capilano reservoir and the Seymour water filtration system are fully tested and operational. See how crews tackled the tricky business of moving this large turbine into its permanent home.

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