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Ottawa's environmental protection committee approves $57.2M wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Mike Vlasveld, Ottawa Matters Summary The City of Ottawa could save $80-million in utilities over the next 25 years while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, after $57.2-million in upgrades to its cogeneration system at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. The Standing Committee on...


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Government of Canada invests in cleaner energy system for the National Capital Region

Public Services and Procurement Canada Summary 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...


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Ottawa funding $8M program to reduce NWT industry emissions

Sarah Pruys, Cabin Radio Summary Ottawa will provide $8 million in new funding for a program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Northwest Territories. The money will be directed toward reducing emissions from NWT buildings and industry. Projects eligible for cash include...

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Feds closer to cooking up better heating and cooling system for capital region buildings

Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen Summary The federal government is moving closer to awarding a big contract to transform the aging heating and cooling system in the capital region. Components of the current generation and distribution system are between 50 and 100 years old. The system heats 80...


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Feds prequalify consortiums to bid on heating and cooling modernization program

Ottawa Business Journal Summary The federal government has narrowed the field of companies vying for a 30-year contract to upgrade and operate the massive system that heats and cools more than 80 buildings in the National Capital Region. On Friday, Public Services and Procurement Canada said...


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Construction of a Temporary Boiler Plant

Summary This presentation reviews the Government of Canada's decision and actions to build a new heating and cooling plant in Ottawa in order to replace the old plant. Efforts to provide heating and cooling while the new plant was under construction are detailed. Speaker Tomasz Smetny-Sowa,...

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