Public Services and Procurement Canada
Modernization of heating and cooling plants will significantly cut carbon pollution and save money
Canadians are already feeling the impacts of climate change, and expect their governments to take action to reduce carbon pollution. In the National Capital Region, events once known as ‘the flood of the century’ are now happening every few years. In Western Canada, wildfires are filling the air with smoke and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. To lead by example in the fight against climate change, the Government of Canada is making its own operations greener and adopting technologies that significantly cut carbon pollution, reduce costs, and ensure a safer future for our kids and grandkids.
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada will partner with Innovate Energy, through a public-private partnership model, to modernize how it heats and cools buildings in the National Capital Region which will also allow the city, the community, and local businesses tap into cleaner power.
The contract, awarded to Innovate Energy, includes a $1.1 billion investment for the design and construction of the new system, to be completed by 2025, as well as additional funding for ongoing maintenance and operation. The investment is just one more way the Government of Canada is greening the capital.