Federal heating and cooling plants in Ottawa to undergo green makeover

By Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News, July 19, 2017

Dozens of local companies will be able to tap into the federal government’s Ottawa-based district energy system when it is modernized by 2025 in an effort to boost efficiency, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“One of the goals that we have in the program is to make this a community asset,” said Don Grant, strategic advisor of engagement of the government’s energy services acquisition program.

That program is at the heart of a plan to transition Public Services and Procurement Canada’s properties to 100-per-cent clean power. It also includes updating five central heating and cooling plants at Confederation Heights, Tunney’s Pasture, the Cliff plant at 1 Fleet St., the National Research Council at 98 Sussex Dr., and the Canadian Government Printing Bureau at 45 Sacré-Coeur Blvd. in Gatineau.


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