The 2030 District is kicking off new energy studies for participating 2030 District members. SES has been contracted to conduct the studies, supported by funding from FortisBC. The resulting studies will provide unique pathways for each building to meet their 2030 District targets over the next five to ten years. The studies will consider the age, unique loads and requirements, and future plans for the building. They will provide concept-level design solutions that are reasonable and cost-effective while prioritizing load reductions and efficiencies.
The GV 2030 District will soon begin work to develop a ‘Resiliency Tool’ for members, thanks to funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) and the support of the University of Victoria. The decision support tool will help commercial real estate owners identify retrofit opportunities to improve resiliency.
What is Community Solar and Can It Work for You?
With spring just around the corner, it's a time of renewal and fresh opportunity. The snow is finally melting and the days are getting longer.
Keeping the seasonal transition in mind, the upcoming District Partners meeting will explore community solar, a new type of energy opportunity that can help District members reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings.
Geothermal District Systems as Alternative to Fossil Fuels
John Ciovacco, the president of Aztech Geothermal, LLC, will discuss geothermal district systems, one of the newest trends in the electrification of commercial buildings, at our upcoming quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at 4:30 pm.
Source: Melanie Schefft, UC News
Date: July 2, 2020
Kicking coal. Green roofs. Living walls. LEED buildings. Through all these and more, the University of Cincinnati continually stays ahead of the sustainability curve, recently earning national recognition for its climate action and sustainability efforts.
Source: Daniel Lessing, Facilitiesnet.com
Date: May 21, 2020
Simply put, the core reason for sustainability is to honor our human responsibility to take care of ourselves, our communities, and the world in which we live. In the process, we, as residents, become healthier, happier, more productive, and more fulfilled human beings.