The province is investing more than $4.6 million for an energy system to supply heating, cooling and hot water for the new Cogswell District redevelopment area in downtown Halifax.
The system, the first in eastern Canada, will supply renewable energy generated by Halifax Water’s nearby wastewater effluent treatment facility, to six mixed-use buildings.
The federal government is investing more than $5.5 million in the project and Halifax Water is contributing over $3.7 million. The total cost of the project is almost $14 million.
Renewable thermal energy will be transferred from the treatment of wastewater effluent to efficiently heat and cool buildings in the area. The Cogswell District redevelopment area is one of the largest construction projects in the history of Halifax Regional Municipality and will recreate a neighbourhood that connects downtown Halifax with the north end and waterfront.